Celebrating Black History Month
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2017 Fall Co-op Academy Graduates
left to right: Dariel Ortiz, Bronx Messenger; Jessica Turner, Stellaria Farm Cooperative; Dewitt Ortiz, Bronx Messenger; Heather Coppin, AdornMix; Jacquie Gaskins, AdornMix; Henny Ortiz, Bronx Messenger; Laura Ruocco, Stellaria Farm Cooperative; Ana Castillo, Arts Workroom; Yolanda Rodriguez, Arts Workroom; Omar Freilla, Green Worker Cooperatives; click for more pictures....
2018 Spring Co-op Academy Class
The following teams have been accepted into the Spring 2018 Co-op Academy!
Artisan Sewing Cooperative NY
Black Light Elite
Entryway Design Studio
Heal the Healers Restorative Network
M.I.R.A (Mujeres Inspirando Raices de Amor)
SweetWater Juice Bar/Fish Fry or Market
Meet Our New Team Members
New Website Features
IN THE NEWS features the headline stories in other publications! We are working to compile all the news featuring each our cooperatives and showcase the expanding co-op community worldwide!
OUR CO-OPS will feature each co-op on their own page. You can view their services, members, upcoming events and promotions and press. We are currently at 16 co-ops but we expect to grow every cycle as more cooperatives are incorporated and open for business!
REPORT FY 2017:
Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative
In partnership with the NYC Council and the Office of the Mayor, New York City agencies are working to build a more vibrant and inclusive city. The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) contributes to this vision by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building thriving neighborhoods across the five boroughs.
Worker cooperatives - businesses owned and operated by the workers - provide meaningful employment and help improve the City’s economy. They allow New Yorkers to build businesses together, therefore allowing all the workers to gain access to upward mobility and better working conditions.
The NYC Council funded WCBDI in FY2018 to help create and support more worker cooperatives. This funding supports 13 partner organizations, including Green Worker Cooperatives, and provides centralized program management through SBS.
Our co-ops are featured in the report: Woke Foods in page 11 and New Deal Construction on page 19!
Support Green Worker Cooperatives
We want to thank our funders:
New York City Council Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative
Gitt Family Foundation
Individual donors like you!
Become a Sustainer and be part of the movement that is working to lift communities out of poverty, build an empowered workforce, and expand the cooperative community!