Washington DC

Street Sense Media – Co-op Tightshift gives ex-prisoners a new way to work

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From Street Sense Media: The minimum wage in Washington D.C. is $13.25, and for people coming out of prison, even many of those jobs are out of reach. Guidance, too, is, hard to come by.   Juan Reid wanted to change that.  “Forming as a cooperative shows a new model to the world,” said Reid, co-founder of the Tightshift Laboring Cooperative. Tightshift, […]

Dulce Hogar – Washington, DC

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Industry: Cleaning Location: Washington, DC Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 2019 Learn more https://www.dulcehogarcleaning.com/ We Raise – Luther Place Listens to Their Neighbors…and Responds (2018)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Washington DC  

News

NPQ – Worker Ownership Initiative Launched by Nonprofit Lender in Nation’s Capital

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Read the full article at NPQ From Nonprofit Quarterly: Last week, a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI), the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF), which has operated in the nation’s capital since 1987, launched its DC Employee Ownership Initiative to help existing worker-owned business and to support the conversion of existing firms to worker ownership. The initiative is backed by […]

Washington DC

DCist – This Worker-Owned Cooperative Is ‘Bigger Than A Business’

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From DCist: That sentiment, the desire to pull up those who have fallen, propelled Reid, along with partner Allison Basile, to start TightShift Laboring Cooperative last year. It is the only worker-owned cooperative business in D.C. comprised primarily of formerly incarcerated individuals and those at risk of entering the criminal justice system. At TightShift, which […]

Tightshift Laboring Cooperative – Washington, DC

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Industry: Temporary Labor Location: Washington, DC Number of employees: 11 Became employee owned: 2016  Learn more https://www.tightshift.com/ Capital Impact Partners – Supporting Financial Inclusion for Returning Citizens (2019) Street Sense Media – Co-op Tightshift gives ex-prisoners a new way to work (2019) Next City – Spreading the Good News of Worker-Owned Businesses in D.C. (2018) […]

Florida

Democracy Collaborative – City governments building community wealth and cooperative local economies

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From the Democracy Collaborative: The Roundtable process (in which The Democracy Collaborative participated as consultants to the city) brought community leaders together with institutional stakeholders for a conversation about steps that could be taken to redeploy existing assets strategically to transform the economic situation on the ground in Northwest Jacksonville, where generational poverty has resulted […]

Little Weaver Web Collective – Washington, DC

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This business has closed. Industry: Tech Location: Washington, DC Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: 2014 Learn more https://littleweaverweb.com/ The Democracy Collaborative – Worker-Owned Companies Class of 2014 (2015)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Tech Employee Owned Small Businesses in Washington DC

Zenful Bites – Washington, DC

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Washington, DC Number of employees: 3 Became employee owned: 2012 Learn more http://zenfulbites.co/ NCBA CLUSA – Zenful Bites Co-Founder Josephine Chu on Sustainable Food, Economic Equality and Cooperative Education (2016) Co-op DC – Josephine Chu on Everything Co-op! (2016) Taking on the Giant – Zenful Bites: Building a New Food […]