Begun in 2006, Coop Academy started with eight people from the Highbridge and Hunts Point neighborhoods of the South Bronx. Now GWC has a model for creating homegrown worker cooperatives from the ground up. This academy is attracting people from the South Bronx and beyond. It’s building off of itself. The Green Worker Cooperatives Training Program offers educational services to those interested in starting green worker-owned businesses and to the public at large. We create opportunities for individuals to realize their power through collective work. This is accomplished through workshops, seminars, conferences and intensive classroom training. We use a variety of teaching methods, from popular education to traditional entrepreneurship training and more.