Chicago collective gets $2.25 million award from JPMorgan Chase

Chicago Solidarity Collective will get $2.25 million from JPMorgan Chase for an initiative aimed at advancing wealth creation for formerly incarcerated Black women by offering them training and employment in worker-owned food cooperatives. The collective, a collaboration among Urban Growers Collective, the worker-owners of ChiFresh Kitchen, Women’s Justice Institute, Grow Greater Englewood and Upside Down Consulting, was one of eight winners of the bank’s Annual Challenge competition, which seeks to source innovative and sustainable ideas to advance equity in the U.S. Chicago Solidarity Collective joins Chicago Commons as the second Chicago submission to win the award this year.

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