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    Creating the Way

    CUCI’S capacity to support existing and launch new union cooperative businesses is dependent upon our

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    Our Harvest

    Our Harvest is a union worker-owned cooperative developed on the Mondragon model. We offer a Weekly Harvest Box Program for individuals and

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    Sustainergy

    Sustainergy specializes in leveraging PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing to dramatically improve the energy

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    Apple Street Market

    The Apple Street Market will be a full service grocery store located in the former

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    Renting Partnerships

    Renting Partnerships is a non-profit cooperation that aims to build the social equity and wealth

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    The Sarah Center

    Vision: Sustain Sarah Center — a nonprofit, supporting women on the margins by providing jewelry

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    Yucky Cookies

    Vision: Create family sustaining full time jobs via selling and baking cookies from proprietary recipes

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CUCI | Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative

Creating Jobs

Here in Cincinnati, like so many other parts of this country, the need to create jobs is paramount. Families and neighborhoods across our region are struggling with high rates of long-term unemployment.  Learn about the recent initiatives that CUCI has been working on in the community!
For these individuals solutions offered by public and private sectors are scarce and in adequate. These workers and the families and communities they support need and deserve not just a job  — but a career path that provides a family sustaining wage, benefits, essential training, and  effectively diminishes barriers to long-term employment .

Gearing Up the Job Market

CUCIIf we were to create an economy that worked for everyone — an economy that creates good, sustainable jobs and is accountable to the communities that drive it — what would this economy look like?

CUCI believes the answer lies in the success of the Mondragon cooperatives in Spain. The Mondragon business model is the foundation for our effort to create competitive enterprises, foster social and economic justice, and empower worker dignity by creating jobs in businesses accountable to both their workers and the communities where they operate.