Roots of Success Founder and Executive Director Raquel Pinderhughes, Ph.D. was selected and interviewed as part of a series of articles published earlier this month by The interview, part of the series “Conversations with Community Wealth Builders,” discusses Dr. Pinderhughes’ work in the areas of environmental injustice and prisoner reentry, her early involvement in the “green jobs” movement, and the development of Roots of Success; in addition to many other important topics. Click here to read the full interview transcript. is a project of The Democracy Collaborative, the group most famously known for their design of the Evergreen Cooperatives network of green worker owned co-op businesses located in the country’s most at-risk communities. is an online hub of information on the latest news and resources in community-based economic development. Dr. Pinderhughes joins a host of incredible leaders and community builders featured by, including Caroline Murray, Organizing Director of Rebuild the Dream, Paul Hazen, President and CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association, and Carla Javits, President of REDF.