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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Leanna Zilles

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Buffalo, NY
Cooperation Buffalo, High Road

Work Highlights

Conducted secondary and primary research to document and analyze the history of cooperative movements in Buffalo, NY.

Curated research for the purpose of creating an informational display on Cooperation Buffalo’s website.

Assisted in developing and presenting at Cooperation Buffalo’s community education webinars.


Summer Takeaway

There's a lot to be done in our current political moment, and it's up to all of us to take on responsibility in building a society and economy that works for everyone.


Supervisor Quote

Leanna is a wonderful and thoughtful human, who is going to be one among many that through their combined strength and leadership will change the world. Through her passion, precision, hard work, empathy, and the courage that allows her to bring her personal story to her work, she inspires others to do the same. We have learned much from Leanna during our two months together, and we hope this experience has given her more tools to do her part.

–Andrew Delmonte