COMMUNITY UPDATES - WINTER 2017
What a way to start 2017!
We graduated our 4 new worker cooperatives, from the Fall 2016 session of our 5-month long cooperative business boot camp, the Co-op Academy.
...a few days after graduation, we turned right around and launched the Spring 2017 session of the Co-op Academy, our biggest class yet… about 40 people working on 11 worker co-ops! That’s right…11 co-ops. And they’re in a wide range of industries, from construction; event planning and composting to real estate; apparel; and more.
In partnership with the Bronx Organizers Collective we co-hosted Gentrification is Not Inevitable: Land Trusts and Cooperatives Panel Event where we discussed supporting worker-owned businesses, HDFC's Cooperative Home Ownership, Land Trusts, and other collective partnerships that help keep our businesses and homes affordable in our communities.
And still more....
We hosted two monthly info sessions for teams of entrepreneurs who want to start a business together.
For our existing cooperatives, in collaboration with Wagner, CPA's, we hosted NYC's first ever tax filing workshop for worker cooperatives!
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SUPPORT WORKER-OWNERS! BECOME A SUSTAINER
Our co-ops are overwhelmingly people of color, women, and immigrant. That is who we are too. And that’s who we want you to think of in the future when you reflect on who’s at the cutting edge of a new economy.
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