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Boston Ujima Project

Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Ujima Project is organizing neighbors, workers, business owners and investors to create a community-controlled economy in Greater Boston.

The Boston Ujima Project is an ecosystem designed to strengthen local economic control and recenter economic power in low income communities and communities of color in Boston. Ujima (oo-JEE-mah) is a Swahili word, the celebrated Kwanzaa principle for “collective work and responsibility.” Ujima is an inspiration to take responsibility for our communities, to see our neighbor’s problems as our own, and to build collective power to solve them together. Through Ujima, the Boston Ujima Project is fostering a new economy based on democracy, sustainability, and justice.