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The Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts fosters economic justice in the local economy through people-centered development. We connect youth and adults to skill-building opportunities, and resources and we build community networks and collaborations to promote cooperative action for social change.

 
 
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Congratulations! The Working Waterfront Festival has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts  as one of the 832 grants awarded nationally the Working Water Front Festival is a Free Festival that Celebrates Commercial Fishing and is Located here in New Bedford. For more information visit them at their website www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org.
 
 
New Bedford Energy Now Released a video to help educate the community about energy audits and other programs to help save you money and make the planet sustainable. 

New Bedford Energy Now

 
Bus Riders United and allies hold rally outside SRTA Board Meeting in Fall River Click Here for more information and here for even more coverage 
 
 
Free Tax Preparation at the CEDC
Call today appointments available call (508) 979-4684. Click here to learn more.

 UMass-Dartmouth Banking Study featured by Federal Reserve

CEDC joins the Energy Challenge!
CEDC is one of the partners of New Bedford Energy Now! A city-wide effort to reach homeowners and renters to take advantage of FREE energy audits to make your home more energy efficient and save you money! Contact the CEDC today to sign up for your free energy audit!

 
Bus Riders United makes Presentation to SRTA Board
On September 1st, CEDC Staff along with representatives of Bus Riders United make a  presentation of 2000 postcards and a sign-on letter from 47 organizations calling on SRTA to expand service after 6 PM and on Sundays and Holidays.
 
CEDC Relocates to Acushnet Ave.
The CEDC has moved to 1285 Acushnet Ave. We are pleased to be in this historic and dynamic neighborhood that has been the gateway for generations of newcomers to the city. We are excited the proposed changes to revitalize Acushnet Avenue as an International Marketplace and we are working with local businesses and community members to ensure that they are included in the positive changes ahead.   Please stop in to say hello!
 Bus Riders United makes Presentation to Fall River Mayor.
BRU made a presentation to the Mayor of Fall River and a crowd of 50 or so bus riders and concerned residents demanding better service for SRTA and for Congress to pass a long term transportation bill.  Please take a look at the following articles. 
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