Steinbruck Center Cooperatives at Luther Place
Luther Place Memorial Church – Washington, D.C.
- Grant Program: GrantsPlus
- Amount of Grant: $50,000
- Dates of Grant Term: January 2018 – January 2021
In response to rising rent and stagnant wages for low-income, immigrant, and service industry workers in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, Luther Place Memorial Church plans to develop the Steinbruck Center Cooperatives at Luther Place, incubating worker-owned businesses, and creating and supporting an ecosystem of worker-owned cooperatives. Luther Place leadership will convene listening and teaching circles, provide technical support and administrative services for teams of workers focused on creating living wage work in traditionally low-wage service sectors that are in high demand in a gentrifying context. They plan to start with house cleaning and then branch out into other services, such as laundry and catering.