Boston Ujima Project

“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 inspires us 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, we are fostering a new economy based on democracy, sustainability and justice.”



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