Community Investment Campaign Kick Off Party!


Some of the member owners gathered to celebrate the community investment campaign kick off party for Urban Greens on October 19th at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse at 10 Davol Sq.


This event was held to introduce a new investment opportunity for member owners and Rhode Island residents. The celebration was also dedicated to formally introducing our new general manager Ms. Janiqua Jackson. During the event, Janiqua told us about her 18 years of experience in the food retail business and how she ended up in RI. A Southern California native, Ms. Jackson began her career in the food retail business as a cashier’s assistant at Costco. After working in a small-scale store in Las Vegas, she moved her way up to become a store manager first with Fresh and Easy, and again with Harris Teeter in North Carolina. She learned about the importance of organic food and quality ingredients along the way. 


The whole event was filled with positive energy while participants enjoyed the refreshments that were provided from a number of generous donors.


We’ve already raised over $400,000, from over 100 members, and are working to raise $600,000 to ensure we are able to thrive as a community grocery store!


Any Rhode Island residents can invest, and this is not a donation. Investors will receive minimum of 2% in annual interest as a return. You can learn more about the investment campaign through the website, or call (401) 267-8432. 


-Toyoko Schieferdecker - volunteer blogger, member-owner