Co-op Dayton

Co-op Dayton

Co-op Dayton

Consultant Team

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Community organizing, centering at the margins, community dialogue, and network weaving
  • Healing historical wounds, walking with the community, praxis
  • Community based participatory research 
  • Asset based community development
  • Cooperative governance and development
  • Meeting facilitation and leadership development 

I believe in self-determination and emerging collective hope through harnessing the unique gifts and talents of the community towards manifesting the vision the community wants to work, live, and play in. — amaha sellassie


— Co-op Dayton


  • A founder of the Gem City Market Co-op
  • Community based participatory research leading to starting after-school program within public housing
  • Ran get out to vote campaigns
  • Co-developed county equity strategy
  • Worked in economic development from multiple perspectives, with municipal agencies, non-profit organizations, labor unions, and social enterprises
  • Individual Experience

            – Lela Klein – JD from Harvard Law School and BA from Cornell University

            – amaha sellassie – Assistant Professor of Sociology at Sinclair Community College

            – Rachel Meketon – Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BA from Amherst College 

            – Kenya Baker – Bachelors of Science in Organizational Management from Wilberforce University and a Master of Education from the University of Dayton

I foster inclusive processes with clear guidelines and consistent communication.

Rachel Meketon

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