Five aspiring cooperatives are getting ready for this Fall’s Coop Academy. The five teams cover a wide range of fields, from Ginger Moon’s catering and food delivery service for new mothers to EcoRyders’ green-themed skate boards; POP’s blog for young feminist women of color; the Bronx Wellness Center’s preventative care and holistic health treatments; and a soap-making cooperative that makes…you guessed it, soap.
Their registrations are in. And in the past two weeks they’ve attended an orientation, a fundraising training, and their first coaching call. But they’re still not actually allowed to begin until they complete their first assignment: to successfully fundraise their team’s registration fee (about $1,500 per team) and collective childcare costs ($288 per team) . You can help them meet their goal with a donation to the team of your choice on IOBY.