deborah groban olson

Attorney at Law Specializing in employee ownership and cooperatives

deborah groban olson

Attorney at Law
Specializing in employee ownership and cooperatives

313-331-7821

313-331-7821

Co-ops

Creative Community Pathways (CCP)

Creative Community Pathways (CCP), has created co-ops among the families of the children for whom it provides “individualized success plans. Families work together to get children to and from school and the many supportive resources in their program. The co-ops are organized and supported by CCP staff. Phyllis Williams, CEO of CCP developed these co-ops with advice from Atty. Olson. (More details coming soon.)

High Five Co-op Brewery

In 2013, Atty. Deborah Groban Olson helped this group of workers and consumers incorporate and they are now seeking members. High Five, is the first worker and consumer multi-stakeholder co-op created under Michigan’s Consumer Co-op Act.

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Mustard Tree Co-op

Mustard Tree Co-op is a 23 unit non-profit housing cooperative in Detroit’s Island View neighborhood, originally founded by Church of the Messiah. Attorney Olson helped them obtain their independent IRS 501(c)(3) status in the 1980’s and has represented them ever since.

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Evergreen Cooperatives

Evergreen Cooperatives- Cleveland, OH

There are recent efforts in distressed inner cities in Cleveland, Milwaukee and Atlanta in which anchor institutions have collaborated with foundations to create worker-owned cooperatives, employing neighborhood people to serve the needs of anchor institutions such as hospitals and universities. The most developed of these is the Evergreen Cooperative group in Cleveland.

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WAGES (Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security)

  • Worker co-op developer in the San Francisco bay area that helps low-income Latina women create worker co-op green cleaning businesses
  • Has created 5 co-ops with a total of about 90 worker-owners since 1995

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