Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

TEDxCLE - Ted Howard - Owning Your Own Job Is a Beautiful Thing

2,059 views

Published on

Ted Howard is the founder and Executive Director of The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland. The Collaborative is recognized as a national leader in the fast growing field of community wealth building strategies and policy development. Its "Anchor Institutions" project focuses on the role universities, hospitals, and other place-based anchors can play in fostering inclusive economic and community development.

In July 2010, Mr. Howard was appointed as the Steven Minter Senior Fellow for Social Justice at The Cleveland Foundation. In this position, he has been responsible for developing a comprehensive job creation and wealth building strategy which has resulted in the Evergreen Cooperative Initiative. For his leadership of the Evergreen Initiative, Mr. Howard was designated a CFED Innovation Award recipient in 2010. Utne Reader has named him one of "25 visionaries who are changing your world."

About TEDx, x=independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.*
(*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Published in: Education, Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

TEDxCLE - Ted Howard - Owning Your Own Job Is a Beautiful Thing

  1. 1. BUILDING COMMUNITY WEALTH TO TRANSFORM CLEVELAND AND CHANGE LIVES EVERGREEN COOPERATIVE INITIATIVE The “Cleveland Model” Create Jobs Generate Wealth for Residents Stabilize Neighborhoods
  2. 2. <ul><li>How do we create good quality jobs at a time of growing job dislocation and disinvestment in our urban areas? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we anchor capital so that it doesn’t get up and leave? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do we find financing for job creation? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we turn the vision and promise of green jobs into real employment opportunities that are available to urban workers today ? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we stabilize and revitalize disinvested neighborhoods? </li></ul>Issues we seek to address:
  3. 3. GREATER UNIVERSITY CIRCLE “ New Geography of Collaboration” TRADITIONAL University Circle BOUNDARY WADE PARK/ HERITAGE LANE NPI SII Famicos Foundation EASTERN HOUGH/ UPPER CHESTER EASTERN FAIRFAX NPI SII Fairfax Renaissance Dev. Corp. BUCKEYE / SHAKER ST. LUKE’S POINT NPI SII Buckeye Area Dev. Corp. EAST CLEVELAND Cleveland Clinic VA Hospital EAST 79 th STREET CITY LINE CITY LINE SUPERIOR AVENUE BUCKEYE / WOODLAND LITTLE ITALY
  4. 4. VACANT LAND
  5. 5. POOR & UNSOUND BUILDING CONDITIONS
  6. 6. WATER SHUT OFFS / TAX DELIQUENCIES / FORECLOSURES
  7. 7. NEIGHBORHOODS AT RISK
  8. 8. OUR STRATEGY <ul><li>Focus anchor institution purchasing locally </li></ul><ul><li>Create new community-based businesses </li></ul><ul><li>3. GREEN </li></ul><ul><li>Link to expanding sectors of the economy </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g., health, aging, energy, food, waste & green technologies) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure financing and management </li></ul><ul><li>to move to scale </li></ul>
  9. 9. EVERGREEN DESIGN CRITERIA <ul><li>For-profit </li></ul><ul><li>Hire locally & located in community </li></ul><ul><li>Matched to anchor needs </li></ul><ul><li>Living wage + benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul><ul><li>Employee-owned (worker cooperatives) </li></ul><ul><li>% of profits to help start new businesses in the community (social mission) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Create new jobs for neighborhood residents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>500 > 5,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anchor capital so it doesn’t get up and leave </li></ul><ul><li>Promote asset accumulation ($65K/8 years) </li></ul><ul><li>Stop $$ from leaking out of NE Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a replicable model for national impact </li></ul>GOALS
  11. 11. Evergreen’s Worker-Owners <ul><li>“ Because this is an employee-owned business, it’s all up to us if we want the company to grow and succeed. This is not just an eight-hour job – this is our business.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keith Parkham </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ I never thought I could become an owner of a major corporation. Maybe through Evergreen things that I always thought would be out of reach for me might become possible. Owning your own job is a beautiful thing.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medrick Addison </li></ul></ul>

×