Justin Franks

Digital strategist, systems designer, community advocate for cooperative entrepreneurship and public interest technology. Co-founder of CrowdWork Co-op and Dream Factory Cooperative DC.

Hi,

I’m Justin — world citizen, engaged community member, and digital pioneer.

Whether it’s audio, video, web, graphic design, marketing, or taking on any new challenge – I will connect the dots and facilitate as many collaborative opportunities as possible, and support every effort towards more inclusive growth and innovation.

Client Projects

Everything Co-op

Everything Co-op is a radio show and podcast that airs out of Washington, DC.

The show features people who have influenced or participated in the advancement of the cooperative business model to change lives.

American Management Corporation

AMC actively monitors and reports on evolving political developments from the DC Council, the Mayor’s Office, and District government agencies – tailoring this information so that it is relevant to client concerns.

They also send out weekly reports with summaries of results - highlighting key points, questions asked and answered, witness testimonies and any other pertinent information from public hearings and roundtables.

Network for Developing Conscious Communities

NDCC is a national network organization built on fostering conscious community development practices among Black led community development organizations. Through implementing the principles of conscious community development, NDCC works to connect Black leaders with building equitable and cooperative communities through the use of mindful spiritual principles, cultural connectivity and inclusive community engagement practices.

Community Startups

CrowdWork Co-op - A Cooperative Gig Economy

The powerful enemy of local community building is labeling, it's anybody who wants to say first about people, 'This is their deficit, problem or need'. The central truth of community work is to ignore people's deficits and focus on and mobilize their capacities."

FutureFIRST

Let's Build A Legacy Together Enabling 1 Billion People To Contribute To The World Through Entrepreneurship. Freelance Platform Click Here DC Youth Corps Click Here Meet the Team

Co-Owner, Dream Factory Cooperative DC —
A Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) alleviating administrative barriers to entry for local DC businesses and independent contractors who are seeking government contracts. Members are co-owners of the cooperative, thereby also CBE licensed and able to bid on contracts that meet their skills and ambitions.

Dream Factory Cooperative

The Dream Factory has experience of successful major systems implementations, overseeing technical activities and driving architectural solutions as well as Project Management to time, cost and quality standard...

Recruitment Committee, DC Cooperative Stakeholders Group —

DC Cooperative Stakeholders

We seek to weave a strong web of supportive relationships among all stakeholders, including every type of cooperative, supporting institutions and the city government. We aspire to create the first co-op business development center focused specifically on opportunities within the District of Columbia.

CrowdWork Co-op

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Designers

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  • Tips & Tutorials
  • Inspiration gallery
  • Site of the day

Developers

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  • Add-ons & extensions
  • GitHub project
  • API for developers

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