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Green Worker Cooperatives is nine years old this month.
In a small donated office in the Bronx, nine years ago, with a limited amount of office supplies and big dreams of turning the South Bronx into a hub of worker-owned green businesses that empower people and transform communities, Green Worker Cooperatives was born. In those nine years, we've been able to accomplish an incredible amount thanks to the support of our friends, families, and allies...people like you!
As we take stock of the past and chart our future, join us in celebrating our anniversary by making a donation today.
We've come a long way in the past 9 years.
ReBuilders Source, the retail salvaged building materials cooperative we started in 2008, kept over 350 tons of building materials out of landfills, popularized the reuse of salvaged building materials, and provided savings to customers, not to mention transforming the lives of the cooperative's members, staff, trainees, volunteers and interns.
We created and operate the Coop Academy, a multi-layered incubator program for cooperative entrepreneurs to launch and grow their own worker-owned green businesses. We are currently running our fourth Coop Academy since 2009 with 33 people having completed the program working on 11 different cooperatives.
We've played key roles in community coalitions supporting green job initiatives in the Bronx and defeating a City proposal to build a new jail in the South Bronx.
We've accomplished a lot in the past 9 years. And we continue to build on our own momentum. But to keep moving forward, it's going to take your financial support.
As we move into our 10th year, we are gearing up to provide the South Bronx and all of NYC, with more programs that will result in more worker-owned green businesses while strengthening our existing cooperatives, and expanding our scope of programs and services.
In order to fit the needs and pace of our graduates, we recently launched the Green Worker Assembly, a quarterly gathering and peer-support group for Coop Academy graduates, providing them with ongoing support through a community of peers.
Beginning in January, we will be launching a monthly film series, highlighting documentaries and feature-length films by, and about, cooperatives.
In December we will be hosting a 'Gran Familia' (Great Family) gathering, to bring our communities together to reflect on our personal and collective hopes and dreams for the coming year.
We're committed to opening people up to new ways of thinking that have them take on new actions that create a new world. Donate today and help grow a new generation of worker-owned green businesses.
In honor of our 9 year anniversary we're out to raise $9,000 by November 19th. Take a moment now to join the effort with a donation. It's easy and fast. You can make your contribution a recurring monthly donation of $10.09, a one-time donation of $149, or anything above or in-between. For less than the price of a burger & fries in Manhattan you can keep a cooperative incubator going in the Bronx. Whatever you choose to contribute, know that your contribution is deeply appreciated.
Join us in building an economy that creates abundance for all, builds community, and transforms lives.
Make a generous tax-deductible gift today and help make history happen.