Income and wealth inequality are not only detrimental for low-income individuals, but also for communities and the economy at large. By contrast, economic growth and social stability are the outcomes of expanding economic equality.
Worker co-ops expand equitable economic opportunity, security, and inclusion for low-income people, people of color, women, and others living in communities that have been left behind socially and economically. We work towards a creative solution for building community wealth and equity through community economic education and shared/cooperative entrepreneurship models.
people attending workshops
We use interactive workshops, classes, and presentations to introduce the cooperative model.
worker co-ops in the pipeline
Currently we are working with 3 different groups (construction, painting, sewing and design) investigating employee ownership. Two of the groups are supported by their union!
businesses contemplating Conversion
We are supporting 2 traditional businesses in their journey to converting to employee ownership.