Calling All Community Based Organizations: Learn More About the NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative
SCO Family of Services’ Center for Family Life (CFL) has been incubating worker cooperatives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for the past eight 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. In the last 2 years we have been helping other community based organizations develop worker cooperatives through our NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative. With the generous support of the City Council, CFL will provide 12 months of training and technical assistance to selected organizations looking to incubate worker cooperatives in their communities.
If you would like to learn more about this Initiative, please take a look at our RFP for NYC Worker Coop Initiative 2014-2015. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 31st, 2014.
Life Lines Artists Unveil New Mural
CFL’s “Life Lines” Visual Arts Troupe recently unveiled an original piece of artwork at the Dedalus Foundation Gallery in Sunset Park’s Industry City. Students worked collaboratively to create the 8′ x 4′ canvas mural, titled “Capturing Memories,” which depicts images of Sunset Park families along the horizon, from the vantage point of the park – representing the tight-knit Sunset Park community.
Read more and see photos here.
CFL in the News
CFL representatives speak at the New York City Council Public Hearing to discuss how worker cooperative can lift families out of poverty. See the video.
The Trusty Amigos Pet Care Cooperative – CFL’s newest worker cooperative – launched its citywide dog-walking and pet care services in June. Read more about the Trusty Amigos in SCO News, Labor Press and Voices of New York.