Lor Holmes

Lor Holmes is CERO Cooperative’s start up manager. She leads business
development and capitalization strategies and, like all of the CERO
worker-owners Lor shares a passion for environmental and social
justice, sustainable economic development and democratic models for
community ownership. She worked as a Boston school bus driver and as
an advocate before returning to school for a master’s degree in
Community Economic Development. She worked with homeless women to
establish the Women’s Business Opportunity Program that supported the
creation of more than two hundred, mostly home-based businesses. From
1998-2007 she was founding director at HarborCOV (Harbor Communities
Overcoming Violence) where she worked with residents from many
immigrant communities and built the country’s first permanent housing
and economic development center for families affected by violence.