ANNOUNCEMENT: NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative
The Center for Family Life’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP) has been incubating worker cooperatives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for the past nine years. We have seen how our work has helped empower our community by supporting cooperative members in their quest for fair wages and dignified employment through their cooperative businesses. Since 2012, CDP has been helping other 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 12 months of training and technical assistance to selected organizations to incubate worker cooperatives in their communities.
If you would like to learn more about this Initiative, please take a look at our Request for Proposal. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 20, 2015.
CFL Helps Single Mom Areliz Build a Brighter Future
When Sunset Park resident Areliz, a single mother of three with no high school diploma, recently lost her job, Center for Family Life helped her gain the skills and confidence she needed to move forward.
CFL in the News
Thank you to everyone who participated in the important discussion at our 2015 Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium, “Making the Connection: Economic Stability & Child Welfare.” More info.
“One woman’s journey from Staten Island slavery to being her own boss: Labor trafficking victims in New York have banded together to help others and build new lives.” Read about the Damayan Cleaning Cooperative in Christian Science Monitor.