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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.

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Publication date: 2016-02-22
Parent publication: CNBC
Publication URL: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/22/a-co-op-that-delivers-on-the-american-dream.html

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