About the Evergreen Cooperatives

Our nation is facing a difficult future. Cleveland, like many of our cities, have endured decades of disinvestment that has resulted in growing poverty, unemployment, and inequality, worsened by the Great Recession. In a time when, for many, the American Dream seems like a naïve wish for the impossible, the Evergreen Cooperatives are reigniting that dream for some of Cleveland’s hardest hit neighborhoods. Cleveland isn’t the only place in need of Evergreen though, which is why it has inspired people in cities around the country to adapt this model into something that can reignite the dream in their communities too.