Steinbruck Center Cooperatives at Luther Place - We Raise Foundation

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.

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