Green Worker Cooperatives

$2,210 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 39 months
Omar Freilla
for GREEN WORKER INC
 BRONX, NY
Everyone deserves the opportunity to get out of the rat race to live their dreams, to have a say, to experience democracy, even at work. To be a contribution. Green Worker Cooperatives is making it possible right now for some to do just that. We want you to donate to make it possible for many more. Worker cooperatives, businesses that are owned and controlled by their workers, are a powerful way to create work that empowers people, businesses that are accountable to their communities, and wealth that stays in the neighborhood. It's also a great way for people with limited income to pool together their resources and start a business. Green Worker Cooperatives transforms lives and communities by supporting passionate people with great ideas to start worker co-ops. People like Karen, Telesh, and Ana, co-founders of Caracol Interpreters Cooperative, who make information accessible to all by providing interpretation and translation services for nonprofit organizations.



People like Maricruz, Alexandra, and Janvieve, co-founders of Ginger Moon, who help new moms and their babies stay healthy by providing nutritious personal chef services for new moms who are often too overwhelmed with caring for their new baby to spend much time cooking.



Or people like Victor and Harold, teenage co-founders of P.O.L.I.D.O, an eco-friendly skateboard design cooperative.



Green Worker Cooperatives has worked with these and others to launch their businesses cooperatively and green. But most people don't even know that shared ownership and management is possible. And that's the first step. Help Green Worker Cooperatives spread the message that cooperatives are possible. And help us do it where the need is great...in the streets, parks, living rooms, community centers, community colleges, and houses of worship of the Bronx. We're undertaking an aggressive outreach campaign over this Summer and Fall to promote worker cooperatives and recruit at least six teams of aspiring cooperative entrepreneurs from the Bronx to register for the Spring session of the Coop Academy. The Coop Academy is our intensive 5-month green business boot camp for cooperatives. YES! magazine called

the Coop Academy, one of seven co-op initiatives set to change the economy

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We're from the Bronx, a place long neglected politically and economically, with high incidences of all the wrong statistics, yet home to resilient people who create their own solutions. We're not waiting for the future. We're creating it. Join us in creating a cooperative future by donating today.

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Update 12
31 months ago

Join us tomorrow (3/6) for a radical Black Co-op History lesson with Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard. Live from the largest worker co-op in the US, the Bronx's own Cooperative Home Associates. RSVP to https://www.facebook.com/events/268179190011580/

Want to see more great stuff like this? Donate to Green Worker Cooperatives today.
Mar 6 Lecture on Black Co-op History
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Update 11
31 months ago

In honor of Valentine's Day we're kicking off our hunt for the next wave of cooperative entrepreneurs with a fun game of Co-opoly & chocolate fondue. Come out to tonight's Valentine's Day game night: CO-OPOLY IS FOR LOVERS. We'll have chocolate fondue on tap all night.

Got kids? Bring 'em. We'll have fun play time & kiddie yoga happening for the little ones too.

See our Facebook event page for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1460290534191758/

Want more of this? Donate now to help us get the word out about the power of worker cooperatives to transform our relationships, our communities, and our economy.
Co-opoly Is For Lovers Flyer 2/14/14
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Update 10
32 months ago

It's a new year and we're relaunching our fundraising drive to give you a new opportunity to transform lives and the economy. Thank you to all that have donated over the past few months. If you haven't donated yet, now's your chance.

The Spring session of our cooperative business boot camp, the Coop Academy, is starting up in just a few weeks. Help make this one even more exceptional than the others. Donate today.
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Update 9
36 months ago

Our fundraising deadline is midnight tonight. If you've been putting off making a donation to Green Worker Cooperatives, now is the time to do it.

Help us build a cooperative movement from the bottom up. Last weekend's Big Bronx Sancochazo was an amazing success. We fed about 150 people, held workshops, made our own hoola hops, danced, did yoga, painted faces, and cooked and cooked and cooked. And it was all done collectively with donated time, food, and materials.

Help us continue to spread the word about cooperatives.
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$2,210 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 39 months
Created July 17, 2013
All funds raised go directly to:
GREEN WORKER INC
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  Bronx, NY
Tax ID: 201828936
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Allison Manuel
36 months ago

I only wish I could give more. Times are tough financially, but I make my humble contribution with gratitude, knowing that a price cannot be put to the value of your work. It was a blessing to witness Greenworker grow from the outside in my time living with you. And I look forward to watching it continue to grow through years of continued collaboration.

JD
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JANCO DAMAS
36 months ago

Let's rebuild Rebuilders Source!

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Elena Conte
36 months ago
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Thomas Assefa
36 months ago

Keep up the great work!

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Rachel
36 months ago

in honour of Steph and Gabby's marriage!

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36 months ago
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