Cincinnati Union Co-Op Initiative

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative
Today’s Date: * Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 45-3914880
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2011
Address *

215 E. 14th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45245
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Kristen Barker
Your Title * Director, CUCI
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (513) 549-3381
Executive Director’s Name * Kristen Barker
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization? We create a network of worker-owned co-ops (e.g. businesses) that provide family-sustaining jobs, benefits, and training with no exclusions to applicants. Workers are given continual training to improve their abilities to advance in the co-op. They are given the opportunity to become an owner of the co-op, having more control over the operation of their work life. By creating this network of worker-owned co-ops, we are creating an economy that works for all and not just a few.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (5) Education
  • (7) Equality & Social Justice
  • (10) Life Skills
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists? We believe that creating jobs for people who may have had few opportunities, we create a way for people to build job and life skills that enable them to provide for themselves and their families. We are about people not profit which helps to build and strengthen communities. Our work is about economic justice for all.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Help at union co-op symposium in November 2019; volunteering at events; volunteer event at our co-op farm each month; using social media skills to get the word out about us.
Volunteer coordinator Maria Dienger
Volunteer coordinator’s email address