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CO-OP OLYMPICS coming to the South Bronx!!!

The CO-OP OLYMPICS is a first-time event series aimed at nurturing a culture of cooperation and celebrating teamwork in a way that is exciting and fun. The Co-op Olympics will be a series of cooperative games that will allow teams to showcase their mastery of the skills needed to build and sustain supportive relationships in all aspects of life. 

Taking Place Two Saturdays!!! July 19th and July 26th


It will be held in the newly designed Hunts Point Landing which is a brand new park in Hunts Point and this is part of a series of events that are kicking off the opening of the park. This effort is supported by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

The´CO-OP OLYMPICS are a fun way to build and improve existing communication, trust, problem solving, and cooperative skills, to inspire cooperation, and build a strong sense of community.

Located off of Food Center Drive, Hunts Point Landing is accessible by bus and a network of pedestrian and bicycle pathways that are part of the overall South Bronx Greenway.




The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives will hold its first annual conference of presentations and discussions about economic democracy and the road to economic justice.

The conference will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at CUNY Law School. The public is invited to a day of panels, group sessions, and presentations on workplace democracy, worker cooperative businesses, and the future of economic democracy in New York City.

Eventbrite - 1st Annual NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: CUNY Law School, 2 Court Square, Queens, NY 11101
Directions: E/M/G/7 to Court Square
Admissions: $5 - 25

The CUNY Law Community and Economic Development clinic is graciously hosting the event.


Come Play Co-opoly! This Friday evening 6-8pm


Worker Cooperative Development Organizations receive New York City Council Proclamations

Photo: (left to right) Janvieve Williams Comrie, Ginger Moon Cooperative and Green Worker Cooperative; Kevin Ryan, Green Worker Cooperative Board Chair; Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Council Member Robert Cornegy; Omar Freilla, Green Worker Cooperatives; Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; Council Member Andy King; Jackie Srebrenick Green Worker Cooperatives; Maricruz Badia, Ginger Moon Cooperative

On Thursday, May 29th, the New York City Council issued an official proclamation pertaining to the importance of worker cooperative businesses. Make The Road, Center for Family Life, The Working World, and Green Worker Cooperatives where the four organizations that received Proclamations.  These four organizations where honored for their commitment and current work supporting the development of worker owned cooperatives in New York City.

The effort put forward from the City Council around worker-owned cooperative businesses has been to educate, highlight and increase the profile of worker cooperatives within the City Council.  A coalition of organizations that work on worker owned businesses in New York City have also proposed to the City Council the creation of a Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative supports the creation 234 jobs in worker cooperatives by coordinating education and training resources and by providing technical, legal, and financial assistance. This initiative is designed to impact long-term unemployment and growing numbers of underemployed and discouraged workers in high-needs neighborhoods.


Members of the Cooperative Coalition include: The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), Green Worker Cooperatives, New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives, SCO Family Services- Center for Family Life, Make the Road NY, The Working World, Urban Justice Center, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, New Economy Project, SolidarityNYC, Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, and the Center for Working Families.

Green Worker Cooperatives is dedicated to incubating worker-owned green businesses in order to build a strong local economy rooted in democracy and environmental justice. For more information www.greenworker.coop





Worker Coop Advocacy Day

Join us as we gather on the steps of City Hall to call on elected officials to support the creation of worker cooperative jobs through two reforms:

1) a City Council funding initiative to help start worker cooperative businesses; and

2) legislation improving City services for a strong worker cooperative economy.

The first 60 supporters will receive free “Worker Coops for NYC” t-shirts.

We hope to see you on the steps of City Hall on May 14th!

RSVP here: 


4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall
R to City Hall
J/Z to Chambers Street