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Germantown Residents for Economic Alternatives Together (GREAT) is a grassroots group of people sharing common interest in working toward cooperative ownership, resource/skill-sharing, and active citizenship where people of the community shape the development that occurs.


We have a study group that meets twice a month, we host swap events (it’s like a free thrift store), create space for learning and organizing around important issues like gentrification and displacement, and are creating positive, culture-shifting, community-building projects including a time bank and community land trust.


Core values & guiding principles



from GREAT's Gentrification & Displacement Teach-In at Green Street Friends Meetinghouse

GREAT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and doesn't have any paid staff. We're all dedicating our time and energy to the group because we think it's important for us and our community. We keep our expenses as minimal as possible, but donations help to support costs for events and projects including trainings, facilitators, food and refreshments, childcare, etc. When we spend money, we are mindful of where that money is going and do our best to support the local economy. 

We are deeply grateful for

donations of all sizes.