Center for Family Life Celebrating Community 2016
Please join us!
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Why-Q Open House Lofts
75 Greene Street, 5th Floor
Between Broome and Spring Streets
Soho, New York City
Wilfredo “Freddy” Pedrero
Center for Family Life
Food Pantry Staff Member
Documentary short by
Duke University Lewis Hine Fellow
NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative
Since 2012, CFL’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP) has been helping community based organizations develop worker cooperatives through our NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative. With the generous support of the New York Women’s Foundation and the City Council, CFL will provide 6 months of training and technical assistance to selected “Planner” organizations to incubate worker cooperatives in their communities. Click here for more information.
Free Income Tax Support & Preparation Services at CFL
Center for Family Life has partnered with Food Bank for New York City to offer free income tax support and preparation through April 15th! Click here for more information.
CFL in the News
YES! Magazine tells the story of Damayan Cleaning Cooperative member Judith Daluz – a survivor of human trafficking, labor exploitation and abuse at the hands of past employers, who went on to start a business with other Filipina women and is now her own boss. By supporting the growth of worker owned cooperatives like Damayan through technical assistance, valuable trainings and resources, CFL helps to empower workers who have been previously silenced and marginalized.
The Center for Family Life was recently mentioned in Forbes and the Democracy Collaborative Cities Building Community Wealth report, to highlight the importance of promoting resilient local communities by strengthening locally-rooted businesses with worker cooperatives. Si Se Puede was specifically featured in the report to illustrate the successful Brooklyn cooperative’s positive impact on worker wages, schedule flexibility, and stability!