Center for Family Life honored with City Council Proclamation
May 29, 2014 / SCO News
The New York City Council honored Center for Family Life on May 29, 2014 with a proclamation recognizing CFL for its outstanding work supporting worker cooperatives in New York City. Vanessa Bransburg, Director of Cooperative Development and Julia Jean-Francois, Co-Director of Center for Family Life represented CFL in a ceremony recognizing nonprofit organizations that are leading NYC’s cooperative business development movement. “You’re looking at the future economy of New York City,” Council Member Helen Rosenthal said of the honorees. “The single most important thing that we can do as a city to get back on the road to recovery is to support our worker cooperatives.”
Council Member Robert Cornegy also noted, “Worker cooperatives are proven to be a natural vehicle for lifting workers out of poverty.”
CFL has launched eight cooperatives over the last eight years, including successful housecleaning co-op Si Se Puede! (“We Can Do It!”) Women’s Cooperative and childcare service BeyondCare, with a total membership of 146 member-owners and combined estimated revenues in excess of $7.3 million.
CFL’s latest, the Trusty Amigos Pet Care Cooperative, will officially launch its citywide dog walking and pet care service on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The public is invited to a meet-and-greet with the Trusty Amigos cooperative members from 2-4 p.m. on June 7th at the flagpole in Sunset Park closest to the entrance at 41st and 6th Ave. Dogs from Sean Casey shelter will also be available for adoption during the event.
children and teens through academic, after-school, summer and work readiness programs
youth and adults with special needs participated in volunteer projects in their community