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Fall 2016 Co-op Academy Graduation

FALL 2016 CO-OP ACADEMY!

On Feb 2nd, we graduated 4 new worker cooperatives from the Fall 2016 session of our 5-month long cooperative business boot camp, the Co-op Academy.

THE GRADUATES:

  • Woke Foods is a catering co-op specializing in Dominican/Caribbean-inspired vegetarian deliciousness;
  • CUNY Co-op Cafe is working on launching coffee carts and cafes throughout all of the CUNY campuses, but starting with one at Hunter College; 

  • Khet Hemet Birth & Wellness Center’s doulas and midwives are working on opening a birthing center for the whole family and are currently offering sacral steaming (aka vaginal steaming or hip baths); and

  • Vida’s Criollo is preparing arrangements to open a neighborhood restaurant that specializes in locally-grown ingredients.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JESSICA GORDON NEMBHARD

Jessica Gordon NembhardJessica Gordon Nembhard is a political economist and Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Africana Studies Department at John Jay College, City University of NY; and author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COOPERATIVE CATERERS

B. BlossomB Blossom is not just a catering business, it is a Bronx experience. Its owners are Bronx's residents who have a passion for fine food that is delicious, appetizing and nutritious. As they experience the blossoming of the Bronx, they also desire to offer a blossoming culinary experience to its many customers.

Contact: Manuela Perez

Email: mperez@bblossom.org

Website: www.bblossom.org

 

and Woke Foods, our Dominican/Caribbean Vegan caterers, gave us a preview of what's to come.    

Woke Foods Sampler Trays

 

Click below for our gallery of pictures of Fall 2016 Graduation!

2016 Fall Co-op Academy Graduation

 

 

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