Formed: 2000 Established: 2003
This page last updated:1/23/2013
Ella Jo Baker Intentional Community Co-op
Washington, District Of Columbia,
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The Ella Jo Baker Intentional Community Cooperative is a limited-equity cooperative for multicultural activists of modest means. We have deliberately chosen to live together and work cooperatively to create a lifestyle that reflects the values of the Nguzo Saba, better known as the Kwanzaa Principles. We get our inspiration from Ella Jo Baker, who committed her life to the building of cooperation and participatory democracy for the purpose of bringing about social justice.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: EJBICC
This page last updated:1/23/2013
Visitor Process: Email first and we'll be happy to show you around.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(This number includes adult partners and children of member-owners.)
By majority rule
(We arrive to proposals by consensus before we take votes.)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(We do look at credit rating as part of our decision making process for accepting new members)
(From each unit, one member serves on the board, and at least one committee. We typically volunteer up to four hours/week in maintaining the co-op.)
($3,000, which is returned upon moving out)
(we pay monthly dues, plus occasiona fundraising fees for special items/needs)
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
Another form of Non-profit
Number of Residences:
(We own 6 buildings, which have been rehabbed into 15 apartments, plus a community room and shared backyard space)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(though we've started a small community garden)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(up to the individual)
(up to the individual; not at gatherings)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
(This is the decision of parents.)
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Current editor(s): ifateyo, yflusberg
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