A co-op that delivers on the American dream
Originally aired on CNBC, this coverage of the Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland, Ohio highlights a couple that has been uplifted by Evergreen’s mission: to empower workers and guide them towards home ownership and economic sustainability.
The Colemans, who proudly display pictures of their children and grandchildren on walls and side tables throughout the three-bedroom home, are becoming homeowners through their employer, a Cleveland worker-owned cooperative called Evergreen. It runs a commercial laundry, an enormous hydroponic greenhouse and a solar panel installation service. Sharla works with the lettuce plants in the greenhouse, and Tim drives a laundry truck.