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NYC Worker-Cooperative Business Directory 2019

BUY BETTER BUY CO-OP


What’s a co-op? A worker cooperative is a values-driven business that: is owned and democratically controlled by its worker members operates for the benefit of worker members

Why buy co-op?

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Because cooperatives are democratically owned by community members, co-ops keep money and jobs in their communities.

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Co-ops are viable & just alternatives for meeting our social & economic needs in contrast to corporations that exploit people & the planet.

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Cooperatives aren’t charity; they’re are an empowering means for self-help and solidarity.

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Cooperatives are more resilient in economic downturns and in improverised communities. When other businesses may shut down or law off workers, co-ope members pull together to work out solutions.

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Cooperatives are an international movement. There are thousands upon thousands of cooperatives around the world tha are making major differences globally & locally.


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Arts/Beauty/Crafts/Media............06 Bookkeeping...........................................11 Child Care.................................................12 Cleaning...................................................17 Construction/ Landscaping/Handyman................24 Consulting/Research........................26 Doula/Childbirth/FamilyCare.......28 Education/Training............................29 Food………………………………………..........33 Home Care/Elder Care......................38 Interpretation/Translation…….......40 Logistics/Manufacturing...........41 Pet Walking………………………….......…..42 Pest Control...........................................45 Printing/Publishing...........................45 Security...................................................47 Transportation.....................................48 WasteManagement...........................49 Web Design/Tech...............................49 Wellness/Fitness/Yoga..............54


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Arts/Beauty/Crafts/Media

1967 Our Cooperative is a group of grassroots Artisan seamstresses who have come together to create a business. They can sew, cut and make beautiful embroidery on clothes. The women in teh Cooperative are mostly belong to Bangladesh.

https://www.facebook. com/?ref=logo 7187856355 info@wishwas.org

84-10 , 120th street, 1F Kew Gardens

www.3rdeyeco-op.com

3rd Eye Studios

3rdeye.coop@gmail.com

Providing a wide range of professional photography services.

https://cardsbyde.com/ Cards by Dé Cards by Dé is a worker owned cooperative that creates handmade crafts. We provide crafting spaces and services that are grounded in racial, healing and social justice.

cardsbyde@gmail.com 1231 Lafayette Ave Unit 2 Bronx NY 10474 instagram: @cardsbyde

Mirror Beauty Co-op Mirror, is NYC’s & NYS very first trans-latina led worker cooperative. Currently, we are a group of three transgender Latina women who are incubating this worker cooperative that aims to provide a safe work environment for the transgender community and a safe space for everyone to access cosmetology services.

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https://www.facebook. com/pg/mirrorbeautycooperative/about/ info@nyctranscoop.com


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www.ometeotlbeautybydvs.com (347) 329-0625 ometeotldv@gmail.com

Ometeotl Ometeotl is a domestic violence survivors cooperative, which makes jewelry and arts & crafts using up-cycled material.

1231 Lafayette Ave Bronx, NY 10474 peoplescollectivearts.org People’s Collective Arts People’s Collective Arts seeks to serve as a movement-­ wide resource facilitating the production of visual, performative and new media art for use in public interventions as well as developing workshops and educational programming that facilitate forward facing visions of the world we want to enact.

peoplescollectivearts@gmail.com

Revolutionary Seeds Revolutionary Seeds is a collective of artists, creators, crafters and entrepreneurs based in Harlem. Our product line features hand-made, one of a kind, Harlem inspired products including clipboards, jewelry boxes, coaster sets, and seed bombs.Revolutionary Seeds harnesses the artistic capacity of people with disabilities that live in Harlem in a way that deepens connections to the community and challenges stereotypes. It puts people with disabilities in unexpected roles as entrepreneurs, artisans and producers and fosters reciprocal and long-term community relationships.

The Sound Co-op Sound recording for film/tv/video content

176 St Nicholas Ave Brooklyn, NY 11237 www.revolutionaryseeds. com

revloutionaryseedsharlem@ aol.com

127 West 127th Street New York, NY 10027

https://www.soundcoop.tv austin@soundcoop.tv Instagram: @thesoundcoop

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8 Arts/Beauty/Crafts/Media

The illuminator The Illuminator is an art-activist collective comprised of visual artists, educators, filmmakers, and technologists living and working in New York City. We are currently an eight-person collective, united by a desire to smash the myths of the information industry and shed light on the demands of the 99%. The collective has staged hundreds of projection-interventions in public spaces, transforming the street from a space of passive consumption and transit into a site of engagement, conflict, and dialogue. The images generated circulate across the internet as vivid talismans of trespass within the suffocating visual culture of commodity capitalism. Our work calls attention to the many urgent crises that confront us, in support of the ongoing struggle for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. We view these interventions as acts of incitement and invitation to join in that struggle. We adopt a superhero persona in order to communicate in a pop-culture vernacular so that all may understand our mission: to summon forth the hero that lies within all of us so that we may together rise up in a broad-based popular movement to challenge entrenched power and initiate the radical political, social, and economic transformations that this critical moment demands. theilluminator.org info@theilluminator.org

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Meerkat Media Collective

We are an arts collective and worker co-op production company, committed to making artful and thought-provoking films through a non-hierarchical collaborative process. We produce both independent and commissioned work, ranging from documentary features and music videos, to web videos for publishers, universities, news magazines and non-profits. In all our work, we emphasize narrative storytelling, visual craft, and a dedication to the highest production value.

www.meerkatmedia.org (401) 954-4240 production@meerkatmedia.org 225 42nd St, Suite 310 Brooklyn NY 11232 Business Directory 2019


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New York Music Cooperative

New York Music Cooperative provides high-quality music instruction to all communities within the New York City metropolitan area. We assist musicians of all ages, backgrounds, financial circumstances, and skill-levels and do so in a safe, positive, and collaborative community- environment, where everyone feels welcome, comfortable and connected. In addition to educating our students, we focus on cultivating the financial and technical resources of our members; supporting the growth of social and economic justice. We are also dedicated to fostering the ever growing culture of New York City, both through our students’ creative growth and success, and by providing member facilitated workshops and performances.

http://www.nymusiccoop.com (616) 765 2181 www.nymusiccoop.com @nymusiccoop @nymusiccoop NYC NOWC


Bookkeeping 11

A Bookkeeping Cooperative

A Bookkeeping Cooperative offers bookkeeping and business consulting to non-profits and businesses in New York and beyond. We provide a knowledge base, benefits, training, and a community to freelance bookkeepers and accountants.

bookkeeping.coop/home/ info@bookkeeping.coop 540 President St. 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11215

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12 Child Care

Child Care

Beyond Care

“Beyond Care� is a socially responsible cooperative business whose members provide child care services. Founded on the basis of democracy, equality and justice, Beyond care promotes living wage jobs in a safe and healthy working environment, while promoting personal growth and educational opportunities for its members. Our core values are solidarity, respect and professionalism.

www.beyondcare.coop (917) 463-0399 childcare@beyondcare.coop 204 25th St, Suite 208, Brooklyn, NY 11232 NYC NOWC


Child Care 13 www.littlemaroonscommunity.com Little Maroons

(718) 230-3647 email@email.com

Little Maroons is a parent-supported childcare cooperative operating from a child-led, African-centered curriculum rooted in indigenous wisdom. We are located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. 391 Greene Avenue Ground Floor Brooklyn, NY 11216

Bright Little Stars Bright Learning Stars is a worker-owned Group Family Daycare in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Founded by Jessica Tecuanhuey, Maribel Merino and Beata Widuchowska, the daycare provides an all-inclusive, safe and caring environment for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children where they can explore, play, share, learn and flourish.

Sí Se Puede/We Can Do it! Women’s Cooperative Sí Se Puede! Women’s Cooperative (We Can Do It! Inc.) was founded in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in August 2006, to bring together immigrant women to create a women-run, women-owned, eco-friendly housecleaning business. The cooperative is designed to create living wage jobs that will be done in a safe and healthy environment, as well as to provide social supports and educational opportunities for our members.

(347) 249-6866 info@brightlearningstars.com

129 Vanderbilt Street, Unit 2 Brooklyn, NY 11218 www.wecandoit.coop (347) 662-2440 info@wecandoit.coop

4202 3rd Ave., 2nd Fl. Brooklyn, NY 11232

Up & Go Up & Go is a web application for consumers to book home services from worker cooperatives. This joint marketing platform was designed with and is owned by the participating worker-owned businesses, harnessing the technology of today’s digital gig economy to enable gig workers to access reliable, good jobs.

http://upandgo.coop 646-844-0334 info@upandgo.coop

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14 Child Care

Love and Learn

Love & Learn Childcare Cooperative is a workers own business with the mission to provide a safe and quality environment for young children by providing a certified nanny in the confort of the child’s home.

facebook.com/LoveandLearnChildcareCoop (718) 873-1371 loveandlearncoop@gmail.com 774 Port Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY, 11433 NYC NOWC


Child Care 15

NannyBee Upper Manhanttan

NannyBee is a family of childcare cooperatives. Every worker-owned business in the NannyBee family shares superior caregiving standards and is committed to creating stable and dignified jobs. We provide living wages for all our worker-owners while fostering democratic decision-making and leadership development through ongoing education. NannyBee was initiated in 2017 as a collaboration between the Center for Family Life’s Cooperative Development Program and the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation.

nannybee.coop (646) 866-7233 info@nannybee.coop 45 Wadsworth Ave. New York, NY 10033 Business Directory 2019


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Hopewell Care Childcare Cooperative

Hopewell Care is an in home childcare service owned and run by nannies bringing high quality childcare to you and your family! Our Mission is to provide reliable, trustworthy care service through training passionate and professional caregivers. Our members have the opportunity to learn as part of a team and to work with dignity and self-esteem while being respectful and loving to our community.

hopewellcare.coop (718) 521-6730 info@hopewellcare.coop 201 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 NYC NOWC


Cleaning 17

Ecomundo Cleaning

We are a group of mostly women (and two men), from Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, who have formed a cooperative business in order to ensure ourselves decent wages and healthy work conditions. We offer green cleaning services for homes, offices and businesses in the New York Metropolitan area. As both workers and owners of our business we have a special interest in providing the best service possible.

ecomundo.coop (917) 830-8060 ecomundo.coop@gmail.com 76 Wadsworth Ave. New York, NY 10033 Business Directory 2019


18 Cleaning

Maharlika Cleaning

Maharlika Cleaning Cooperative is a worker-owned business whose mission is to create sustainable, just and healthy workplaces for our community, clients and member-owners. We are committed to providing high quality, eco-friendly office cleaning services while creating stable and decent jobs through promotion of democratic decision-making, education and living wages.

maharlikacleaning.coop (646) 661-5650 info@maharlikacleaning.coop P.O. Box 1254 New York, NY 10159 NYC NOWC


Cleaning

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Pa’lante Forward Green Cleaning LLC

We’re here to meet your home, office, and post-construction cleaning needs. We respond to all requests within 24 hours. Pa’lante Green Cleaning is a worker-owned cooperative that aims to improve the working conditions of its members through the creation of dignified living wage jobs and the development of leadership and workplace democracy. Pa’lante provides quality professional cleaning services that build a sustainable relationship between its members, the clients and the broader community through mutual understanding and the promotion of green products.

www.palantecleaning.coop (347) 845-6674 info@palantecleaning.coop 92-10 Roosevelt Ave Jackson Heights, NY 11372 Business Directory 2019


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Apple Eco Cleaning

Apple Eco Cleaning is worker-owned, and worker operated co-op that provides sophisticated Eco-Friendly Cleaning services in the tri-state area. With a new model of job creation, job training, and social action that will create living wages jobs and provide training in green home cleaning.

(347) 796-7570 info@applecleaning.coop

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Bio-Classic Cleaning

We are a group of women striving to ensure a quality cleaning that allows us to maintain the health of our customers and the envirement with bio-produts.

facebook.com/Bio-Classic-Cleaning-Ser 718-715-3407 bioclassicclean@gmail.com 1231 Lafayette, 2 Floor, Bronx, NY, 10474 Business Directory 2019


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Brightly®

Brightly® Carroll Gardens & Brightly® Port Richmond

Brightly® is a franchise of worker-owned cooperatives that offer eco-friendly residential and commercial cleaning services throughout the five boroughs of NYC. The democratically-managed Brightly® cooperatives improve working conditions, increase wages, and foster leadership and entrepreneurial development among workers. The first two cooperatives are Brightly® Port Richmond, in Staten Island and Brightly® Carroll Gardens, in Brooklyn. Two new Brightly® cooperatives are currently in development in East Harlem and Washington Heights.

brightly.coop | info@brightly.coop | 646-992-3662 Port Richmond (347) 286-4134 cgnyc@brightly.coop

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Carroll Gardens (646) 661-5255 prnyc@brightly.coop


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Damayan Workers Cooperative

Damayan Workers Cooperative (DWC) worker owners are well experienced, trained, reliable and trustworthy care providers. We are currently servicing NYC families, taking care of children and the elderly, and nurturing clean, healthy and safe homes and offices. We use non-hazardous and environmentally friendly green cleaning products in cleaning homes, offices, churches and sister non-profit organizations.

www.damayanmigrants.org/damayan-workers-cooperative/ (212) 564-6057 DamayanWorkersCoop@gmail.com 406 W 40th St, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018 Business Directory 2019


24 Construction / Landscaping/ Handyman

New Deal Home Improvement

New Deal Home Improvement Company is a sustainable worker owned construction and remodeling company dedicated to serving our customers with quality and integrity.

www.newdeal.coop 646-596-0228 info@newdeal.coop 164 W 79th Street, Ste. 1D New York, NY 10024 NYC NOWC


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Brooklyn Tile & Stone

We are eager and committed to providing an excellent customer experience and quality craftsmanship. Specializing in fabricating and installing kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, table/bar tops, lobby wall panels, saddles, fireplaces, custom sinks, terrazzo steps and tile installation.

www.brooklynstoneandtile.com (718) 510-9941 Info@brooklynstoneandtile.com 63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 283 Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 12, Brooklyn, NY 1120 Business Directory 2019


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Contruction / Landscaping / Handyman / Consulting

Parkways Parkways create ecosystems that increase health and happiness in urban areas. Parkway’s parklets are flexible interventions that reclaim and beautify underutilized vehicular hardscapes for plants and people. Using permaculture as a model we integrate holistic approaches to create ecosystems that increase health and happiness in urban areas. Each park is a simple, robust and scalable system that can be deployed incrementally as a single parklet, to an entire city block. Parkways units can be customized for urban agriculture, a public sidewalk extension, bicycle parking and other community necessities and each of our parklets are up to all city codes.

http://www.parkways.com/

Roca Mia Contruction

rocamiaconstruction.wix.com/ rocamia

Owned and operated by its workers, Roca Mia Construction Inc. is New York City’s newest home improvement contracting company! The workers formed the cooperative in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to help rebuild their devastated community in Far Rockaway, Queens. Now, they have expanded their services to most of the New York City area. The company specializes in a wide range of remodeling and home repair services, including but not limited to: flooring, drywall, ceramic tile, painting, bathroom and kitchen installation, masonry, and carpentry. The workers have experience ranging from five to over 15 years and offer some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Hire Roca Mia, and support a great cause!

(215) 432-7148 josh@park-ways. com

(718) 216-4445 (347) 358-1509 Rocamia6construction @hotmail.com

unitedhandymen. coop United Handymen Licensed and insured, United Handymen is a local, worker-owned business serving customers in Brooklyn and the 5 boroughs. We perform home repairs, renovations, installations, assemblies and other handyman services. Call us today for a free estimate!

Lift Economy LIFT is an impact consulting firm whose mission is to create, model, and share a locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life. LIFT helps company leadership that is too head-down with day-to-day tasks to rise up and focus on structure and strategy, and helps them stick to the paths that will make them more successful and complete. We provide comprehensive organization design, business coaching and project consulting services to lift organizations out of overwhelm and frustration, and into focus, ease and results. Recognizing the power of commerce to impact our world, we partner with and support leading businesses in the Next Economy who provide needed goods and services in a way that enhances all life – for us, people and the environment.

NYC NOWC

(718) 475-2039 info@unitedhandymen.coop

443 39th Street, www.lifteconomy.com (415) 407-8236 shawn@lifteconomy.com

394 Broadway


Consultating / Research

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Research | Action

We are a worker-owned cooperative offering research and consulting services for the social justice community, labor movement and solidarity economy. We focus on Strategic Campaign and Policy Research, Participatory Research and Popular Education, and Organizational Learning and Evaluation. We research issues and industries for organizing and policy campaigns. We utilize membership surveys, interviews, and an evaluation process to help organizations better understand their structure, processes and effectiveness. We produce public-facing reports for a campaign or internal memos for a group’s strategic planning process. We want to help you build power and win your campaigns!

http://www.researchaction.net (313) 327-2192 info@researchaction.net

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28 Doula/Childbirth/Family Care

Uptown Village Cooperative

A multicultural community of maternal health professionals supporting gentle birth, breastfeeding and reproductive health justice in Upper Manhattan & The Bronx. Our intention as birth professionals, is to provide our community with the education and individualized support they desire. Our goal is to provide, non-judgmental, evidence based, high quality holistic professional support to create our shared ​vision of healthy families and healthy living.

uptownvillage.coop 646-568-6565 uptownvillagecoop @gmail.com

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Innatus Birth We provide new parents with emotional, physical and intellectual support. Our goal is to have parents birth their way and heal optimally in the postpartum phase through our birth and postpartum doula services, workshops and merchandise.

HTINK HTINK (pronounced “tink”- the “h” is silent) is an educational services cooperative (based on the Mondragon model) focused on spreading technical learning and creative problem solving skills to as many people as possible. We provide classes, workshops, and collaborative problem solving challenges for adults and children that promote hands-on learning and making. In addition to direct instruction we also provide professional development services and technical support to Schools, Community-based organizations, Makerspaces, Hackerspaces and Fablabs.

http://www. innatusbirth. comt (313) 327-2192 Info@innatusbirth.com

htink.org (718) 841-7327 info@htink.org

115 Prospect Place Brooklyn, NY 11217

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30 Education / Training

OSHA Solutions

We are a cooperative of trainers authorized to provide courses on occupational health and safety, in construction and for general industry.

oshasolutionscoop.com (347) 283-0743 info@oshasolutionscoop.com Queens, NY

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Sunset Scholars

Sunset Scholars goal is to provide quality affordable tutoring. This tutoring cooperative is committed to community development through educating youth. We promise to reach out to parents and students to help create a better today and a brighter tomorrow.

sunsetscholars.coop (917) 946-2991 info@sunsetscholars.coop 204 25th St, Suite 208, Brooklyn, NY 11232 Business Directory 2019


32 Education / Training

Action OSH

ACTION O.S.H. is a worker-owned cooperative formed by grassroots community organizers and union members with experience in occupational safety and health training ACTION O.S.H. provides occupational healthy and safe trainings as OSHA 10 & 30 hours in construction & general industry tailored to educate, empower and promote a safe and healthy culture for the current and future workforce.

www.actionosh.com (347) 620-4674 action.safety.health@gmail.com 443 39th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232

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Coop Cafe

The Cooperative Commonwealth Coffee Project aims to build a solidarity economy in the coffee industry by opening the first worker cooperative cafe in New York City. We see ourselves as a link within a broader movement for workplace democracy and social justice. Our cafÊ meets consumers’ need for community, connection, and coffee and other beverages and snacks while creating good jobs in a democratic workplace. We seek to right historical inequities in the global economy by sourcing ethically from the numerous agricultural cooperatives in the Global South.

www.coop-cafe.com info@cooperativeproject.org

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34 Food facebook.com/thebrooklynpackers/ Brooklyn Packers We are a Brooklyn based, POC led and worker-owned cooperative. We source, pack, and distribute for small food delivery companies and organizations that champion fresh and healthy food. Brooklyn Packers also owns and operates a juice bar and a farmshare under the Brooklyn Supported Agriculture brand.

(917) 330-5235 Steph@BrooklynPackers.com

210 Patchen Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11233 thecommonsbrooklyn.org/ content/commons-cafe Commons Cafe The COMMONS offers affordable office and meeting spaces, as well as an event venue. We can host anything from parties and benefits to forums, performances, films, and workshops. Our cafĂŠ can offer light meals, desserts, fair-trade organic coffees, teas, wine, and beer during any event.

(347) 987-4966 info@thecommonsbrooklyn. org

388 Atlantic Ave Emigre Gourmet Catering services are available for events large and small in your home or event space. We have many able chefs with extensive menus, who are listed on our website. Prices for catering vary by cuisine, and special accommodations for dietary needs or preferences can always be made. Our cooks are available to help you shape a menu that includes all of your favorites.

emigregourmet.weebly.com (718) 633 4823 emigregourmet@gmail.com

443 39th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232

Equal Exchange www.equalexchange.coop Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker cooperatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.

NYC NOWC

(774) 776-7333 orders@equalexchange.coop


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Khao’na Kitchen

Khao’na Kitchen (pronounced KAH-OWN-A), founded by Cole Carothers and Shilpa Nandwani, was built on the footsteps of revolutionaries before us who believed in the power of community and fought for their rights to thrive. Khao na means to “eat now” in Visayan and to “feast now” in Punjabi. A fusion between Filipino and Indian culture, Khao’na Kitchen is a cooperatively owned catering service that also offers coaching around food and wellness practices, in and out of the kitchen.

www.khaonakitchen.com/our-story/ (347) 915-5426 info@khaonakitchen.com 159 20th Street 1B Brooklyn NY 11232

@ khaonakitchen @ khaonakitchen

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La Finca del Sur – South Bronx Farmers La Finca del Sur is an urban farmer cooperative led by Latina and Black women and their allies. We are committed to building healthy neighborhoods through economic empowerment, increased nutritional awareness, training and education, and advocating social and political equality and food justice in low-income communities.

Fosco Farms LLC Cocoa beans and derivatives

Libertad Urban Farm The Libertad Urban Farm, is an initiative a part of the Blk Projek, that works to address food justice and economic development in the South Bronx.

Food www.bronxfarmers.blogspot. com (646) 725-2162 infosbufc@gmail.com

138th Street and Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10451

201-9602870 Jetzeldlr@gmail.com

theblkproject.wordpress. com/programs/urban-farming-the-libertad-urban-farm-project/ Facebook: @libertadurbanfarm

www.norbertspizza.com

Norbert’s Pizza

(718) 574-3400 adam@norbertspizza.com

Located in Bushwick at the corner of Myrtle Avenue & Charles Place! 1215 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11221 NYC NOWC


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Woke Foods

Woke Foods is a food service and food justice worker-owned cooperative focused on innovating Dominican and Afro-Caribbean plant-based foods. We provide catering services, cooking classes, and food justice workshops that serve both communities and organizations.

http://www.wokefoods.coop (707) 800-9653 catering@wokefoods.coop 1231 Lafayette Avenue 2nd Floor Bronx, NY 10474

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38 Home Care / Elder Care

CHCA Cooperative Home Care Associates

CHCA is a nationally recognized, worker-owned home care agency in the Bronx. CHCA was founded in 1985 to provide quality home care to clients by providing quality jobs for direct-care workers. CHCA started with 12 home health aides. The cooperative now employs more than 2,000 staff. Together with PHI, a nonprofit founded by CHCA in 1992, CHCA maintains an employer-based workforce development program that provides free training for 600 low-income and unemployed women annually and serves as a significant driver of employment in the Bronx.

www.chcany.org (718) 993-7104 info@chcany.org 400 East Fordham Road,13th Floor Bronx, NY 10458 NYC NOWC


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Golden Steps Elder Care Cooperative

We are a cooperative of well-trained home companions that walk alongside men and women in their Golden Age. We handle their daily non-medical tasks and help them to get around step-by-step, keeping them safe and caring for them as if they were family. Since we are worker-owned, we seek to provide high quality service at an affordable price to allow those we serve to lead safer and happier lives at home, giving them the comfort of knowing that they are not alone and their loved ones the peace-of-mind that they are in good hands.

goldensteps.coop (718) 618-9409 Info@goldensteps.coop 204 25th St, Suite 208 Brooklyn, NY 11232 Business Directory 2019


Interpretation / Translation

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Caracol Language Coop

We provide both interpretation and translation services (U.S. English -- Latin American Spanish); coordination of interpretation and/or translation for meetings and events; and consulting services for organizations wishing to expand their multilingual capacity.

(347) 674-9487 caracol.language@gmail.com @ caracol.language.coop www.facebook.com/CaracolLanguageCoop/ NYC NOWC


Logistics / Manufacturing

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Custom Cooperative

A worker-owned sewn-goods cooperative comprised of Custom Collaborative graduates. We accept sample and contract manufacturing orders of 1 - 200 pieces. We sell made-to-measure clothes to individual clients.

www.customcollaborative.org (212) 804-7353 info@customcollaborative.org The Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave., Floor 14 New York, NY 10027 Business Directory 2019


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Logistics / Manufacturing / Pet Walking www.messkollective.com

Mess Kollective The Mess Kollective is a messenger-owned and operated company. We offer highly personalized and specialized service. Being a small company gives us greater flexibility, making it easier for us to fulfill your needs. Our messengers know the city intimately – it has been our playground for years. We are fast, fit and experienced – that is why we offer the fastest service around.

(917) 446-2476

www.polidoskateboards.com Polido Skateboards

(347) 353-4382 polidoskateboards@gmail.com

POLIDO stands for Physics and Other Laws I Don’t Obey.Our goal is to interconnect artist and the powerful impact art has on skateboarding. By introducing artist to the skateboard not only are they displaying their artistic abilities, they are creating a mobile an art piece to be viewed by many. 890 Garrison Ave, Fl 2nd Bronx, NY 10474

Friends of Light Friends of Light develops and produces jackets woven to form for each client. We partner with small-scale fiber producers to source our materials, and with spinners to develop our yarns. We construct our own looms to create pattern pieces that have complete woven edges (selvages) and therefore do not need to be cut.

PawsDuMonde PawsDuMonde promotes the bond between you and your pet with eco-friendly pet souvenirs and accessories crafted by local artisans in the Caribbean and New York.

NYC NOWC

www.friendsoflight.net info@friendsoflight.net

http://pawsdumonde.com 646-783-8791 info@friendsoflight.net


Pet Walking

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Trusty Amigos

Trusty Amigos provides professional dog walking and pet care in NYC’s five boroughs. We offer walks, runs, and pet sitting in your home or in ours. Trusty Amigos is a socially responsible cooperative business where the walkers are the owners of the company. Our name represents our commitment to being reliable, loyal amigos to our clients, pets and our fellow workers. Trusty Amigos experts adhere to the highest standards of pet safety and customer service. We are members of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and are fully insured. We are allies of the Sean Casey Animal Rescue shelter.

trustyamigos.coop (718) 618-5474 info@trustyamigos.coop 443 39th Street Brooklyn, N.Y. 11232 Business Directory 2019


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Paw Partners LLC

We are a team of dog-walking professionals from Western Queens who want to partner with you to design personalized walks that foster happy and healthy lifestyles.

pawpartnerscoop.com (718) 971-9715 info@pawpartnerscoop.com Queens New York, NY NYC NOWC


Pest Control / Printing / Publishing

Skedaddle Pest Control

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(347) 806-2968 ngiles14@gmail.com

Worker-owned pest control cooperative protecting human health and property. We specialize in pest exclusion, bed bug treatments, and pre-move-in inspection, elimination of existing pests and exposure to infestation. Don’t risk occupying a new apartment or business without calling us! 4449 Byron Avenue Bronx, NY 10466

Luv Custom Prints Luv Custom Prints is a worker owned screen printing cooperative inspired by The Rockaways. Luv Custom Prints came out of the WORCs program after Hurricane Sandy. We use screenprinting and vinal processes to produce hats, tote bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts and patches. We produce your products with Luv.

(810) 610-1162 weloveyourshirt@gmail.com

5012 3rd Ave Brooklyn, NY 11220 autonomedia.org

Autonomedia Autonomedia is an autonomous zone for arts radicals in both old and new media. We publish books on radical media, politics and the arts that seek to transcend party lines, bottom lines and straight lines. We also maintain the Interactivist Info Exchange, an online forum for discourse and debate on themes relevant to the books we publish.

jim@autonomedia.org

55 South 11th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 bluestockings.com

Blue Stockings We carry over 6000 titles on topics such as feminism, queer and gender studies, global capitalism, police and prisons, and black studies. You can also find some good ‘ole smutty fiction. We also carry magazines, zines, journals, alternative menstrual products and other oddly hard-to-find good things.

(212) 777-6028 info@bluestockings.com

172 Allen Street New York, NY 10002 Business Directory 2019


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Radix Media

Radix Media is New York City’s only worker-owned, union print shop and publisher. They offer high-end offset, letterpress, and digital printing services, in addition to foil stamping and custom die-cutting. As a publisher, they are dedicated to getting to the root of the human experience, and prioritize the voices of those on the fringes.

radixmedia.org (718) 781-5947 printing@radixmedia.org 522 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 NYC NOWC


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OnPoint Security NYC LLC OnPoint Security was created to provide dignified, asset building employment to public housing community members through the provision of excellent security services. We ensure the provision of quality service by creating high quality jobs that open doorways to leadership and business ownership for our employees, based on participation, performance and training. At OnPoint we understand the particular needs and the security challenges of the construction, retail, property management and event industries. We sit down with each client to provide a thorough evaluation. Once our assessment is complete, we develop a customized plan for each site. We provide corporate and commercial security, concierge and residential community services, retail loss prevention, installation of security camera systems, unoccupied property security and special event staffing and security, including television and film production shoots. www.onpointsecurity.nyc (212) 271-0071 info@onpointsecurity.nyc 4-25 Astoria Boulevard Astoria, NY 11102 Business Directory 2019


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Bikes and Humans Bikes&Humans Co-Op was founded in Brooklyn and dedicated to serving cycling enthusiasts of the world. Our mission is to foster the cycling subculture and sell cycling related products as an online retailer and manufacturer. It is conceptualized to be the ultimate and ever expanding bike hub with interactive features.

Transportation

bikesandhumans.com (718) 839-4494 cooperative@bikesandhumans. com

www.cargobikecollective.com CBC Deliveries The objective of the NYC Cargo Bike Collective is to work towards the realization of the carbon neutral future of logistics and delivery in New York City and beyond. Cargo Bike Collective Deliveries is a workers cooperative that offers cargo bike-based logistical solutions for a diverse clientele throughout the boroughs.

Parkoop LLC Worker owned parking cooperative

(347) 620-3392 cbcdeliveries@gmail.com

Instagram: @cargobikecollective

http://parkoop.com 9 (917) 407 2455 Info@parkoop.com @parkoopllc 36 Metroplitan Oval Bronx, NY 10462

www.wheelscollective.org WHEELS Collective

wcharles@wheelscollective.org

WHEELS Collective (Women’s Hands Establishing Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills) is a solidarity economy organization that develops women-owned and operated cooperatives of automotive repair shops. 388 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 NYC NOWC


Waste Management/Tech/Web Design Workers Transport Cooperative Workers Transport is a bikeshare cooperative. We specialize in maintenance, operations, and repair of bicycles and stations for bikeshare systems. Currently, we maintain the bikeshare at Stony Brook University. Our Cooperative was started with the help of organizers at TWU Local 100 and all of our members are also members of TWU. We are strong proponents of co-ops and unions working together to foster democracy in the workplace!

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info@workerstransport.org

195 Montague St, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 www.greenfeen.org

Green Feen Organix

(917) 727-4453 dior@greenfeenorganix.com

GreenFeen is an environmental consulting firm using HipHop to teach sustainability as a lifestyle through green technology and compost education. PO Box 480 Bronx, NY 10460 www.returnrecycling.com Return Recycling Return Recycling is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to building zero waste pathways for educational institutions through data-oriented infrastructure, analytics, and engagement strategies. We dream of a day when our waste systems are revolutionized to support a community-centered, circular economy where nothing goes to waste.

info@returnrecycling.com

244 5th Ave, Suite 2281 New York, NY 10001

COLET The Collective for LIberation, Ecology, and Technology COLET is a small, woman-owned collective that works to maintain, develop, extend, and promote open tools and documentation for communication and organization. We are Brooklyn-based, community-centered, radical feminist, and anti-capitalist.We especially lift up the often overlapping struggles of black people, women, people from the Global South, poor people, indigenous people, queer/trans people, imprisoned and trafficked people, and those persecuted for their documentation or religious status.

colet.space colet.space.com/contact

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Bits and Bites

Culturally-relevant technology training for groups and individuals who want to improve their tech skills at work and master all-cloud environments.

(347) 573-6904 bitsbitescafe@gmail.com 1231 Lafayette, 2nd Floor Bronx, NY 10474 NYC NOWC


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Openflows Community Technology Cooperative

Openflows is a worker-owner cooperative that collaborates with social justice organizations to build customized enterprise level software on non-profit budgets that assists with the implementation of their mission, programs and daily operations. Our strengths are careful selection of clients and long-term support of their mission; a firm belief that the best system will result from collaborating closely with our clients; our collective years of experience, knowledge and best practice skills creating open-source solutions; and a proven methodology that has been used to create mission-critical systems that are deployed, have grown with the organization, and are put to use every day.

http://www.openflows.com (646) 942-7682 info@openflows.com @openflowsnyc

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Palante Technology Cooperative

Palante Technology Cooperative works to help non-profit, progressive organizations move forward with the aid of technology. We come to this work with technical expertise, a deep understanding of the particular needs of community organizations, and a long-standing commitment to working for social justice.

palantetech.coop (888) 481-3655 jack@palantetech.coop 207 Starr St. Brooklyn, NY 11237 NYC NOWC


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Position Development

Position Development is a worker-run software development company, with a focus on independent media, cultural institutions and socially minded organizations. Our core business idea is that by organizing a team specialized in the needs of independent and radical media, and by being worker run, we can efficiently serve the software needs of the organizations that we care about in a way that focuses on their goals.

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Revolution Fitness

Revolutionary Fitness is a Health and Fitness education organization with our headquarters based in New York City. Since 2010, we have trail blazed the Fitness Justice Movement and advocating for radical change to the public health sector

https://www.revolutionaryfitness.org/ (347) 509-5119 admin@revolutionaryfitness.org 1637 Park Avenue New York, NY, 10029 NYC NOWC


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Samamkaya Yoga Samamkäya Back Care & Scoliosis Yoga Collective is a therapeutic, worker-owned yoga studio. Our aim is to make yoga accessible and healing to students of all ages and abilities who are living with back injuries, chronic/ acute pain, differently shaped spines/bodies, scoliosis and spinal fusions. In addition to offering highly specialized therapeutic yoga, we are unique in our business structure. We are the only center dedicated exclusively to back care and scoliosis that is owned and run by our teachers. Our cooperative model allows us to build a collaborative co-created environment with sustainable living wages for our highly trained and talented teacher community. Our services include: (a) daily therapeutic back care and scoliosis classes; (b) weekend (and sometimes evening) special workshops and teacher trainings with senior teachers from around the world; (c) private lessons offered directly by our expert teaching faculty; and (d) bodywork. samamkayabackcare.com (646) 964-5772 info@samamkayabackcare.com 119 W. 23rd St, Ste # 406 New York, NY 10011 Business Directory 2019


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Third Root Community Health Center

At Third Root Community Health Center, social justice is at the core of healing. Among our goals are to challenge systematic health disparities, hierarchies within different modalities of healthcare, and to provide a different model of care that grows out of love. We work to provide holistic healthcare for everyone, in acknowledgement of the living realities and histories of the many communities that our clients and students come from. All of our practitioners have received the appropriate trainings and licenses for their modality, as well as additional training based on their own interests.

thirdroot.org (718) 940-9343 info@thirdroot.org 380 Marlborough Road Brooklyn, NY 11226 NYC NOWC


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ยกHigh Mi Madre! Womyn and Femme of Color Marijuana Cooperative, Our mission is to support POC in entering the legal marijuana industry and direct the economic benefits of the marijuana industry into our communities that have been targeted and devastated by the Drug War.

6463480817 Highmimadre@gmail. com @highmimadre

OURTURNATIVES Ourturnatives is an herbal bodega dismantling world corporate capitalism by educating our communities on plant based alternatives and herbal remedies. Our mission is to equip NYC underserved communities with the knowledge and resources to become self sustainable and work towards healthier futures for black and brown people. We provide workshops, herbal consultations, variety of plant based products and Ourtnative perspectives.

917-564-7304 Ourturnatives@gmail. com @Ourturnatives

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NYC Worker Cooperative Resource Directory Business Development....................51 Cooperative Development & Education......................................................53 Facilitation/Mediation/ Organizational Development.............57 Financing..............................................59 Legal...................................................60 Professional Services.........................62 Immigration...........................................63

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Business Development Bridge Change Collective Bridge Change is a solidarity resource hub that provides collaborative consulting services enabling organizational development, culture change, community transformation and more. Services include: • Surveys of Organizational Health • Workshop & Retreat Design w/Facilitation and Evaluation • Visioning & Mission creation co-facilitation • Change & Transition Planning • Organizational Story-telling & Communications Planning.

connect@bridgechange. com X

BOC Net The Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network is a micro-enterprise/small business development organization with a two decade-long record of delivering customized business services to underserved entrepreneurs in New York City and Newark, New Jersey, as well as capacity-building services to organizations establishing and operating community and micro-enterprise development programs. Lending affiliate, BOC Capital Corp., provides loans ranging from credit-builder loans for entrepreneurs to small business loans for expansion and mobilization loans for M/WBE contractors. BOC Capital loans range from $500 - $250,000.

www.bocnet.org (718) 624-9115 info@bocnet.org 85 South Oxford St. 2nd Fl. Brooklyn, NY 11217

CAMBA CAMBA Small Business Services (CSBS) promotes economic ​vitality by providing services specially tailored to the needs of aspiring and existing entrepreneurs in New York City. CSBS offers one-on-one consultations, small business workshops and small business loans up to $15,000, as well a​​​s linkages with o​ther business development partners, which ensures the success of each entrepreneur we serve.

www.camba.org (718) 287-2600 info@camba.org 1720 Church Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226

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Custom Collaborative CUSTOM COLLABORATIVE is a New York City-based entrepreneurship and workforce development program that trains and supports women from low-income and immigrant communities to launch viable apparel careers and businesses. By learning the standard techniques and ethical business practices of the garment industry, our clients professionalize their sewing and design skills, overcome barriers to employment, and ultimately, change the economics of the apparel industry.

The ICA Group Founded in 1978, The ICA Group is a national consultancy whose mission is to expand economic opportunity and self-determination by supporting initiatives that empower workers, build community assets and root capital locally. We provide a full range of consulting services including strategic analysis and technical assistance services that help our clients create economic opportunities for disadvantaged populations and develop and sustain alternative business structures including cooperatives, social enterprises and conventionally structured businesses with an employee focus.

www.customcollabor ative.org (212) 804-7353 info@custom collaborative.org The Riverside Church 91 Claremont Ave., Floor 14 New York, NY 10027

www.ica-group.org (617) 232-8765 ica@ica-group.org

Start Small Think Big www.startsmallthinkbig.org/ Start Small Think Big is non-profit organization based in Harlem that provides underserved entrepreneurs in NYC with access to the marketing, financial and legal services they need to help grow thriving businesses. Example services include setting up a bookkeeping system, creating projections, forming an entity, contract drafting and review, brand assessment, product photography and much, much more. The first step to accessing our services is completing our online application available on our website.

NYC NOWC

(646) 723-4053 hello@startsmallthinkbig.org WeWork Harlem, 8 West 126th Street, NY NY 10027


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Cooperative Development & Education www.carrollgardens association.com

Caroll Gardens Association Our mission is to foster a community where residents and families of all income levels in Southwest Brooklyn’s neighborhoods can live, work, and thrive. Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. fulfills this mission by preserving and developing affordable housing, enforcing quality housing management practices, promoting small business economic development, and providing and linking residents to social services and resources to improve the quality of their lives.

Center for Family Life Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services organization with deep roots in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Our mission is to promote positive outcomes for children, adults and families in Sunset Park through the provision of a comprehensive range of neighborhood-based family and social services. We partner with the community to provide access to resources and opportunities for personal growth and the development of interpersonal relationships that sustain and nurture families, support youth to develop into confident, capable adults and enrich the quality of life for neighborhood residents.

(718) 243-9301 201 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

sco.org/programs/center-for-family-life (718) 438-9500 info@cflsp.org 443 39th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232

cusp.coop/

CUSP The Cooperatives United for Sunset Park (CUSP) is a network of worker cooperatives - six socially responsible and worker-owned businesses based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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Democracy at Work Institute - DAWI DAWI facilitates education and skill-sharing among existing cooperatives; provides practical support in the form of research, training, tools and standards, and builds relationships among the various institutions supporting, developing and financing worker cooperatives. DAWI ensures that further growth in the worker cooperative movement is both rooted in worker cooperatives themselves and reaches out to new communities of worker-owners, particularly low-income people, people of color and recent immigrants.

Green Worker Cooperatives We train and develop worker cooperatives that have a positive environmental impact and enable the transformation of their members and community. We do this through our 5 month Co-op Academy in the Bronx, as well as other educational services (i.e. workshops, 1-3 day intensives, and networking events). We provide one-on-one services (i.e. bookkeeping, business launch, business plan development, financial planning, governance and internal manuals, legal issues, marketing and market research, strategic planning, succession planning, and translation), along with partner organizations and consultants to assist co-ops. We work with entrepreneurs at the idea stage to launch, and existing businesses to develop as a worker owned business. Murphy Institute The Community and Worker Ownership Project is based out of the Murphy Institute for Labor and Urban Studies at the School of Professional Studies at the City University of New York. The project was conceived in 2016 to design and deliver education and training opportunities in cooperative enterprise management and to promote research and action with labor and community partners.

NYC NOWC

www.institute.coop (415) 379-9201 info@institute.coop 1904 Franklin Street, Ste. 400 Oakland, CA 94612

http://greenworker.coop (718) 617-7807 ext 704 outreach@greenworker.coop & ileia@greenworker.coop 1231 LAFAYETTE AVE, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 10474

www.murphyinstituteblog. org (212) 642-2080 rebecca.Lurie@cuny.edu 25 West 43rd Street, 19th floor New York, NY 10036


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nycworker.coop

The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYC NoWC) is a membership controlled trade association for worker owners in NYC. We provide technical assistance such as marketing, bookkeeping, legal support, and support for worker owners to participate in citywide decision making and advocacy for worker cooperative development. We also run regular educational and training programs for existing cooperatives.

(212) 390-8178 Info@nycworker.coop 495 Flatbush Ave. Suite 2 Brooklyn, NY 11225

nycworker.coop

NYC NOWC Training Collective NYCNOWC and The Murphy Institute have established a pool of peer trainers from local coops and their support organizations to enable expertise to grow exponentially. We are able to coordinate offerings to interested parties as a service of our Training Network.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation Cooperative Business Development. Our Legal Services, Social Services, and Weatherization programs meet community members’ basic needs including housing, income, and health. Our Community Organizing program empowers groups of residents to collectively secure longer term and larger scale improvements to their own basic needs. Our Education and Career Services program imparts individual community members with the additional practical tools necessary to build secure and prosperous futures.

(212) 390-8178 Info@nycworker.coop 495 Flatbush Ave. Suite 2 Brooklyn, NY 11225 X

www.gocoopnyc.com organize@gocoopnyc.com 12651 San Pablo Ave.#5475 Richmond, CA 94805

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U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperations The USFWC Coop Clinic provides services to start-ups, businesses looking to sell to their employees (conversions), and well established cooperatives. The Clinic and its peer adviser network provides a wide array of technical assistance services by leveraging our diverse peer adviser network that is able to assist in everything from drafting bylaws, business plans, and co-op finance. Additionally because the peer adviser network is diverse and is made up of previous or current worker owners, we are often able to provide industry specific knowledge that compliments the TA.

https://usworker.coop/ coopclinic/ (360) 499-1846 daniel@usworker.coop 1904 Franklin St #400, Oakland CA 94612 X

Urban Upbound Jobs-Plus Urban Upbound provides underserved youth and adults with the tools and resources needed to achieve economic prosperity and self-sufficiency through five comprehensive, integrated programs: Employment Services, Financial Counseling, Income Support Services, Community Revitalization, and Financial Inclusion Services anchored by the Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union. We work with public housing communities to incubate cooperative businesses owned and operated by the residents, and we provide the back office support needed to ensure these businesses become successful. Most recently, we have begun offering loans and a suite of financial services to cooperatives and other small businesses in NYC.

NYC NOWC

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Facilitation, Mediation, and Organizational Development AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance) The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYC NoWC) is a membership controlled trade association for worker owners in NYC. We provide technical assistance such as marketing, bookkeeping, legal support, and support for worker owners to participate in citywide decision making and advocacy for worker cooperative development. We also run regular educational and training programs for existing cooperatives.

www.aorta.coop info@aorta.coop X

www.trainingforjustice.com

Barrow & Obasaju Consulting We provide trauma-informed social justice education, training, and clinical services. Our trainings are designed to engage diverse groups of many different learning styles and education levels. All trainings combine dialogue, interactive exercises, reflection, and lecture. These workshops are typically appropriate for a range of audiences, including college and graduate students, community groups, and both clinical and non-clinical professionals.

(917) 300-9966 info@katebarrow.com Washington Heights, NY X

Cecilia Lim Cecilia offers trainings and capacity-building activities for groups working toward economic solidarity and social justice. Other services include popular education and participatory activities for team building, conflict resolution, skill building, and strategic planning, tailored to the community’s needs. Cecilia is particularly skilled at addressing interpersonal conflict within organizations and among movement leaders. She combines an anti-oppression framework with an active listening practice focused on collective healing from personal and systemic trauma to create liberatory work spaces and to avoid replication of this trauma within organizations. Recent clients include DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, Damayan Migrant Workers Association, and Cooperatives United for Sunset Park.

cecilia.lim@gmail.com (917) 960-2399 3411 93rd St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 X

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Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC At CEANYC we provide two types of trainings that worker-own- https://gocoopnyc.com/ ers can participate in: Solidarity Economy 101 workshops and our 5-day Cooperative Leadership Intensive. Worker-owners are (626) 622-7290 also eligible to be paid Peer Educators who develop and facili- organize@gocoopnyc.com tate these workshops. We also connect worker cooperatives to X appropriate legal or accounting services, and market worker cooperatives through our solidarity economy directory, social media channels, and pro bono professional photography services. Finally, we have a regranting program and worker cooperatives are eligible to apply for $500-$5000 of funding annually. Wildfire Wildfire works to shift the dominant culture of activism in our society. We strengthen movements for ecological, racial, and economic justice by supporting organizations to transform, and spread a thriving cultureWe do this through deep facilitation using democratic, experiential methods: fusing political education and skills training with personal and group transformation in a curriculum tailored to specific needs of grassroots activism. Wildfire develops leadership of frontline groups, and maintains long-term support with the communities with which it works. We are unique in developing holistic programming to support whole organizations growing & adapting to the rapidly shifting terrain of our current societal landscape.

NYC NOWC

www.wildfireproject.org (415) 568-6591 joshua@wildfireproject.org


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Financing The Working World, Inc. The Working World is a non-profit organization that provides investment capital and technical support for worker cooperatives using an innovative finance model. We put money at the service of people, not the other way around. We help design, fund, and carry out productive projects, only requiring businesses pay us back with the revenues the investments generate. As active partners, we are more motivated to ensure that these projects are successful, or in other words, that finance is only used as a tool to create real, lasting wealth for those that it serves. Upon return, all investment money is reintegrated to our locally-based revolving loan fund to be overseen by the worker cooperatives and the community it serves.

www.theworkingworld.org (646) 257-4144 228 Park Ave S., #27395 New York, NY 10003

New Economy Project New Economy Project is an economic justice advocacy organization, working to build a new economy that works for all based on principles of cooperation, democracy, equity, racial justice, and ecological sustainability. Our New Economy Loan Fund makes flexible, low-interest loans as well as long-term investments in projects that expand access to living wage jobs, affordable housing, green and cultural spaces, and other local needs. The Fund prioritizes projects that are based in NYC’s low income neighborhoods and communities of color and that promote cooperation, equity and social justice.

www.neweconomynyc.org (212) 680-5100 121 W. 27th Street, Suite 804 New York, NY 10001

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Legal The Community and Economic Development Clinic at CUNY Law

https://www.law.cuny.edu/ academics/clinics/ced/

The Community and Economic Development Clinic (CED) at CUNY Law provides legal support to organizations that create and/or support worker-owned cooperatives. The CED Clinic provides counseling on entity formation options (e.g. whether to form a limited liability company or cooperative under the New York Cooperative Statute). It also provides counseling on creating democratic decision-making structures. As part of those services, the Clinic both incorporates coops and drafts their governance documents. The Clinic also negotiates and drafts contracts such as loan agreements and commercial leases on behalf of coops.

(718) 340-4162 carmen.huertas-noble @law.cuny.edu CUNY Law School 2 Court Square Queens , NY 11101

Coran Ober P.C. - Alexis Soterakis Esq. NY Law

www.coranober.com (718) 767-1177 asoterakis@ coranober.com 25-02 Francis Lewis Blvd, Flushing Queens

Coran Ober P.C. is a NYC law firm located in Flushing, Queens that has been serving the small business community for over 40 years. We assist our clients, including co-op clients, with a variety of matters including, leasing, real estate, corporate formation, financing, secured transactions, intellectual property and litigation.

Liska & Grayy, LLC | Business & Sustainability The L&G Business and Sustainability Law Initiative provides clients with a wide range of legal services, including entity formation, governance design and set-up, leasing and real estate transactions, banking and finance transactions and general legal and regulatory compliance.

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https://www.linkedin. com/company/l-g-business-and-sustainability-law-initiative/about/ samuel.gray @alum.cardozo.yu.edu (347) 410-8024 X

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https://takerootjustice. org/areas/capacity Take Root Justice The Capacity Building team of TakeRoot Justice provides legal support to new and existing worker cooperatives, ranging from incorporation to contract drafting to employment issues to governance best practices, all in an effort to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression.

capacity@takerootjustice.org 212-810-6744 123 William Street, 16th Floor, New York, New York 10038

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Professional Services

A Bookingkeeping Cooperative (ABC) ABC is a worker-owned cooperative providing accounting + bookkeeping services, financial literacy trainings, and consulting to cooperatives, non-profits, freelancers, and small businesses.

Pa’lante Technology Cooperative Worker Coopertative that offers services in: Website and database development; Drupal, Backdrop, Wordpress & CiviCRM maintenance and support plans; desktop and laptop computer support; technology infrastructure and networking; managed IT plans.

Radiate Consulting Cooperative Radiate Consulting offers integral consulting services to organizations with social missions--including non-profits and social enterprises. We offer multilingual services in English, Spanish, and Tagalog. Our expertise includes: • Nonprofit Operations • Program Supports and Administration • Interpretation/Translation • Partnership Development and Grant Support • IT Services • Bookkeeping, Sales and Business Consulting

NYC NOWC

bookkeeping.coop info@bookkeeping.coop 540 President Street Brooklyn NY 11215

https://palantetech.coop/ (888) 481-3655 team@palantetech.coop 217 31st st apt S7 Brooklyn, NY 11232 X

www.radiateconsulting. coop (424) 242-5795 info@radiate consulting.coop New York & California X


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Immigration www.africans.us/ African Communities Together African Communities Together is an organization of African immigrants fighting for civil rights, opportunity, and a better life for our families here in the U.S. and back in Africa.

(347) 767-4425 info@africans.us 127 W 127th St. New York, NY 10027

www.damayanmigrants. org/critical-services

Damayan Damayan provides labor trafficking survivors the support they need to restore their freedom, assert their basic human rights, and move towards economic stability. Our services include helping survivors develop escape plans, secure emergency housing and financial assistance, access social and legal services, find employment, and facilitate family reunifications.

(212) 564-6057 contact@damayanmigrants.org 406 West 40th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018

La Colmena La Colmena empowers immigrant workers and their families through education, organizing, culture, and economic development. To this end, La Colmena provides a space where workers learn and assert their rights, develop their leadership and become active members in their community.

www.lacolmenanyc.org (718) 442-7700 sasha@lacolmenanyc.org 774 Port Richmond Ave 2nd Floor, Staten Island,

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Brought together by The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYC NOWC) is the trade association for worker cooperative businesses in the NYC metropolitan region. NYC NOWC aims to increase public awareness of workplace democracy and improve business conditions for democratic, employee-owned enterprises. Our policy advocacy elevates the voices and experiences of worker-owners in major discussions and public policy

nycworker.coop (212) 390-8178 info@nycworker.coop 495 Flatbush Ave. Suite 2 Brooklyn NY 11225

spaces on worker cooperatives, solidarity economy efforts and broader movement building for economic and social justice. Are you a worker cooperative? Join NYC NOWC today and enjoy full access to services and opportunities readily available to our members. By joining us, you also become a member of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC. For more information: nycworker.coop/membership

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NYC Worker Cooperative Business Directory 2019  

Business Directory of NYC's worker cooperatives. Features a resource directory for worker cooperatives. Created by NYC Network for Worker Co...

NYC Worker Cooperative Business Directory 2019  

Business Directory of NYC's worker cooperatives. Features a resource directory for worker cooperatives. Created by NYC Network for Worker Co...

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