Cleveland Owns is hiring! Energy Democracy Organizer
  •  11/27/2022 08:19 PM

Cleveland Owns is hiring a full-time Energy Democracy Organizer to lead our Energy Democracy Initiative, a portfolio of projects that promote community control over our energy system. The Energy Democracy Organizer will organize with residents impacted by energy injustice and the climate crisis, and develop community-owned solar projects.

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Building community-owned internet access in Cleveland
  •  8/26/2022 04:27 PM

Today Cleveland Owns joined our partner ConnectedNEO in submitting an RFP to build a community-owned broadband mesh network across Cleveland.

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Policy Summary: Coalition for Worker Ownership and Power in Massachusetts
  •  8/17/2022 11:40 AM

We are happy to share Cleveland Owns’ summary of a worker ownership organization in Massachusetts called Coalition for Worker Ownership and Power (COWOP). Their effort and experience can point us out a way for future policy campaigns and inter-organizational conversations.

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PB CLE is hiring!
  •  7/5/2022 05:41 PM

Participatory Budgeting (PB CLE) is hiring! This organizer will lead our campaign to win our ask of bringing participatory budgeting to Cleveland through community engagement, PB education, and campaign advocacy efforts starting in late-August/September. Please share!

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Cleveland Solar Cooperative featured on
  •  6/10/2022 03:40 PM

Originally posted on, this article describes the origin story of Cleveland Solar Cooperative, a project Cleveland Owns has incubated since 2020

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Cleveland Owns is hiring a Summer Intern
  •  3/28/2022 11:22 AM

Cleveland Owns is recruiting a Summer Intern motivated to challenge racial capitalism by building cooperatively owned enterprises. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter by Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 to

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Cooperative Connection Cleveland & Let’s Talk Co-op with Shane Hinde of Phoenix Coffee
  •  3/4/2022 04:34 PM

We kicked off an online conversation series called Let’s Talk Co-op with guest Shane Hinde of Phoenix Coffee, a bona fide Cleveland institution that became employee-owned in late 2020.

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Introducing PowerUp Purchasing Cooperative!
  •  1/12/2022 05:03 PM

We are happy to introduce you to PowerUp Purchasing Cooperative, a member-owned enterprise that enables nonprofits to pool their purchasing power to shrink their bills and expand their missions!

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2021: A year of progress towards collective ownership with Cleveland Owns
  •  12/17/2021 04:39 PM

What a year. Despite the substantial turmoil facing our community in 2021, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished this year at Cleveland Owns to build a more democratic economy in our city – and that we’ve had fun doing it :) Here are some highlights.

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At PB In Action, Participatory Budgeting Cleveland (PB CLE) shows the power of community decision making
  •  10/28/2021 02:34 PM

We had a blast celebrating community decision making with our neighbors at Participatory Budgeting (PB) In Action last weekend!

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Thanks to all who joined our co-op scavenger hunt and annual event!
  •  10/20/2021 10:50 AM

We celebrated our third annual event with friends and co-conspirators at Luke Easter Park Saturday, Oct 16th

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Cleveland Owns' co-op scavenger hunt and annual event
  •  10/5/2021 10:45 AM

You're invited to join Cleveland Owns for our cooperative scavenger hunt and annual event Saturday, October 16th at Luke Easter Park on MLK and Kinsman!

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