Executive Director, member of the board
Jonathan is a co-op and organizer passionate about closing the ownership gap in his hometown of Cleveland. He spent three years in corporate consulting, where he saw the power of ownership -- and the danger of ownership unaccountable to the people it affects. He worked on President Obama's 2012 campaign and as a Peace Corps volunteer. You can find him catching sunsets during runs at Cleveland's Edgewater Park.
Organizer / Americorps VISTA member
After 27 years as a cosmetology manager, Holly decided to step into action by applying to the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP). That journey has since taken her to Edwin's Leadership and Development Institute, a term as manager of Edwin's butcher shop, and a year of service with Americorps VISTA at CEOWorks, a national non-profit organization focused on employment and sustainable skills for individuals reentering the community while on supervision. She created a nonprofit called "Stirring the Pot" and a scratch kitchen catering business, Heavenly Delicious Heart and Soul Cuisine. In Collinwood, she's active with her church and the local youth sport league.
Join us in welcoming Cleveland Owns' newest team member, Holly Davenport! Holly joins us for one year as an organizer through Americorps VISTA. She'll focus on supporting a community-owned solar garden a group of innovative neighbors in Hough are championing.Read More
Today Mordecai, Indigo, Adam, and Jonathan write in the new Cleveland Business Journal that the uprisings in response to the police murder of George Floyd means it's time for an ownership revolution. Nothing less will do. Check it!Read More
Through Americorps VISTA, we’re recruiting a motivated new team member unwilling to accept the inequality in Cleveland today, and ready to act for justice. As a part of the Cleveland Owns team, you’ll work in community organizing and co-op development related to our solar portfolio, including Cleveland Solar Cooperative and the Hough Community Solar Garden.Read More