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Coop Academy Spring 2015: Four registered Cooperatives!

On Thursday November 20th, Green Worker Cooperatives hosted its first orientation session for its Spring 2015 cooperative teams. We have four teams in the making, soon you will know about them, what they do and how you can support them.  

Thanks #Cooperative Home Care Associates for hosting and Caracol Interpreters Cooperative for interpreting. 


Coop Academy Spring 2015 Cooperativa de Tecnicos especializados/Specialized Technological Cooperative

“Ofrecer asesoria y soluciones tecnicas en todo lo relacionado con equipos de Aire Acondicionado y Refrigeracion Comercial, con servicio de calidad, garantizado con la Certificacion ISO 9001”

Somos un equipo de emprendedores hispanos, con  habilidades en multiples disciplinas, con un punto  en comun, que todos sus miembros son Tecnicos HVAC-R calificados  con Certificacion  EPA, egresados de Escuelas Tecnicas de NYC.

Nuestro enfoque es la “Venta, Instalacion y Reparacion de equipos HVAC-R (Calefaccion, Ventilacion, Aire Acondicionado y Refrigeracion),  y esta dirijido al mercado de los dueños de pequeños negocios, gerentes, chefs ejecutivos, jefes de mantenimiento, Superintendentes de edificios, en los sectores de restaurantes, panaderias, abastos, salones de belleza, administradoras de viviendas.

Queremos asegurar la “Satisfaccion del Cliente” ofreciendo un servicio tecnico efeciente y eficaz, con transparencia, y para cumplir con este objetivo, implementaremos un Sistema de gestion de Calidad ISO 9001.


“Providing advice and technical solutions in everything related to computers Air Conditioning and Commercial Refrigeration with quality service, guaranteed with ISO 9001 Certification “ 

We are a team of Hispanic entrepreneurs with skills in multiple disciplines with a point in common, that all members are qualified Technicians HVAC -R with EPA Certification , Technical graduates of NYC Schools . 

 Our approach is the ” Sale , Installation and equipment repair HVAC- R ( Heating , Ventilation , Air Conditioning and Refrigeration ) and this will be directed to the market for small business owners , managers, executive chefs , maintenance managers , building superintendents in the areas of restaurants, bakeries , grocery stores, beauty salons, housing managers .  We want to ensure ” Customer Satisfaction ” efficiently offering technical service and efficient , transparent , and to meet this goal , we will implement a Quality Management System ISO 9001 .


Coop Academy Spring 2015: Tech-Foodies for the Future

We are organizers and technologists that want to inspire individuals who want to develop technological skills within a space that provides healthy affordable food choices.  Good food for great minds.

Our technology center will offer a range of customized trainings for individuals/groups and sponsor free or low-cost workshops for all levels of learning.  The center will also be an incubation space for social and environmental innovation where ideas are cultivated and shared throughout an expanding network of workers, customers, leaders, and the community at large.

The café will feature organic products, diabetic friendly and gluten-free food.  It will also offer a vegetarian/vegan menu.  We will buy from local farms and fair-trade imports.  We will sponsor health and wellness workshops, cooking classes, and greenmarket events to increase access to healthy foods in the community.

Stay tuned for more!!!


NYC Public Library: New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition

The New York Public Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, is proud to announce the 6th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs with cash prizes totaling over $30,000.

Entrants gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while using the comprehensive small business resources at NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL).

For more information please visit 


Coop Academy Update: November 25th

Coop Academy participating teams, Bio Classic Cleaning Cooperative, Diaspora Destinations Travel Cooperative and Latino Arts Movement Cooperative are working with CUNY Law about legal structures and incorporation of their cooperatives in NYC!
All three cooperative teams have been matched up with mentors that have affinity with them, Scott Trumble of the Working World is mentoring Bio Classic, Bill Aguado, formerly director of the Bronx Council of the Arts has agreed to mentor Latino Arts Movement, and Janvieve Williams Comrie from Ginger Moon Cooperative is mentoring Diaspora Destinations.
This week was also big for for our silkscreen printing youth #coop Syllable as they open a bank account. The branch manager at Popular Community Bank was a Stevenson HS alumn and really did a great job making them feel welcome and walking them through the whole process. 
Congratulations to all our cooperative participants!