Director of Field Operations & Special Projects
Phone: (404) 765-0991
Federation of Southern Cooperatives
2769 Church St.
East Point, GA 30344
Type of Asset Work
Policy advocate/policymaker, Community Practitioner
Area(s) of Expertise
Business/microenterprise, Land, Workforce development/access to good jobs, Other
Specific Population Focus
||Cornelius Blanding has been working in cooperative and community based economic development for over 11 years. He currently serves as the Director of Field Operations & Special Projects for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Cornelius is responsible for the Federation's disaster relief & recovery efforts and asset building initiatives on the Gulf Coast. The Federation's approach to asset building in rural, African American communities is via cooperative and credit union development as well as land retention strategies.