Our grassroots partners provide political leadership and root our work in ongoing struggles for housing justice, labor rights, youth empowerment, environmental justice, and more. Their expertise and membership bodies help to guide our process of creating community-led standards and investment plans for our local economy. Visit our Organize page for more information on how to support our grassroots parners.
Email nia_at_ujimaboston.com to learn about becoming a grassroots partner.
City Life/Vida Urbana is a grassroots community organization committed to fighting for racial, social, and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power through direct action, coalition building, education and advocacy. Through organizing poor and working class people of diverse races and nationalities; we promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders, and build collective power to effect systemic change and transform society.
Community Standards Committee
Community Health Advocate
Research Logistics Coordinator, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Former Executive Director,
Central Square Business Improvement District
Dorchester Food Cooperative
Former Worker-Owner, Tanam
The Late Chuck Turner
In Memoriam: Former City of Boston District 7 City Councilor. Served 2018-2020
The Ujima Translocal Membership is an action-oriented initiative to support peers outside of Boston in getting closer to creating economic democracy ecosystems where they are. Ujima's Translocal Membership is comprised of five components: partnership on Ujima's Quarterly Office Hours, joint fundraising, private organizational 1-on-1 support, whole team check-ins, and ecosystems exchanges. Membership in the Translocal Program is by invitation only.
The Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (BCDI) is a community-led planning and economic development organization based in the Bronx. They are growing a network of community and labor organizations, anchor institutions, and small businesses to build an equitable, sustainable, and democratic local economy that creates shared wealth and ownership for low-income people of color--what they call economic democracy.
Ujima Voting Delegates
Bosede A. Opetubo
Joyce Clark Henry
Lyse Fedjanie Barronville
Michael E. Thomas
Advising Director, Ujima Fund,
Chief Lending and Impact Officer,
Appalachian Community Capital
Founder, Msaada Partners
Pat Miguel Tomaino
History Teacher, Boston Green Academy
Former Dir. of Socially Responsible Investing, Zevin Asset Management