Be The Change Cooperative

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Be The Change Cooperative is a cooperative of project leaders supporting the development of places in their neighborhood that are designed, governed and owned by the local community.

Be The Change brings together leaders and change agents who believe in the power of collective wisdom to reimagine the world they want to be in... to co-create the places and cultures that embody the kind of neighborhood we want to live and have ownership in... so that they manifest a world where each member of our community can be their true selves free of fear, liberated by our full potential to lift each other up and realize our shared vision.

Be The Change programs are rooted locally in specific sites to enable communities to co-create ‘catalyst hubs’ where people can be the change they wish to see in their neighborhood, and the world. They are based on the self-organizing model of healthy ecosystems, where the values of individuals are aligned with those of others to form teams. These teams form a catalyst hub that is supported by the Be The Change Cooperative as a replicable model for positive change - where individuals can be the best expressions of themselves while deepening the flow of the collective community. To see an example of a catalyst hub under development, visit commongrounds.coop. Its cooperative framework of being designed, governed and owned by its community can be responsive to the needs of any neighborhood and its inhabitants.

Example projects:

  • Commongrounds, Traverse City, Michigan is a new 4-story, 50,000 s.f. $16 million development cooperatively owned by nearly 600 members, with a food incubator, coffeeshop, distillery, childcare center, cowering space for impact organizations and businesses, performing arts and events space, artist-in-residence space, and 24 workforce rental units. Construction began in Fall 2020, with tenants scheduled to move in by 2023.
  • DC Arts + Wellness Co-Creation Hub, Washington DC is an arts and wellness real estate cooperative based on arts, wellness, nature and indigenous values hosting community events, plant medicine ceremonies, workshops and creative, educational experiences. It will be located in a DC neighborhood to be determined with a groundbreaking goal of 2022, with a projected ownership of 1000 members.

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