REWRITE THE RULES
We are rewriting the rules for our local economy, inspired by grassroots organizing principles, small business and cooperative leadership, and the lived experience of working class residents of color.
What are they?
36 enterprise practices across 8 categories, designed to ensure that businesses we invest in together reflect the values and goals of Boston's working class neighborhoods of color.
Ujima’s Good Business Certification helps shift our collective spending and support away from businesses that are harming our communities and the earth, and towards businesses building a community economy that we nurture and grow.
How does the certification work?
The standards are approved and updated yearly by Ujima’s voting members. Businesses interested in joining the Ujima Business Alliance (UBA) are evaluated by Ujima’s Community Standards Committee to ensure companies are in compliance with our standards. In the UBA, businesses are eligible for benefits like access to capital, technical assistance, customer loyalty, sales advocacy and public support.
UJIMA GOOD BUSINESS CATEGORIES
UJIMA GOOD BUSINESS STANDARDS
COMMUNITY STANDARDS COMMITTEE
Health Chair, Boston NAACP
Program Manager, Mass Cultural Council
Regional Coordinator, Right to the City
Lead Organizer, Restaurant Opportunities Center, Boston
Director of Operations, Haley House
Community Organizer, City Life/ Vida Urbana
Worker Owner, Tanám
Organizer and Former Boston City Councilor