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NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

October 17, 2016 / SCO News

Brooklyn, NY – The Center for Family Life’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP) has been incubating worker cooperatives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for the past ten 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 City Council, CFL will provide at least 6 months of training and technical assistance to selected “Implementer” organizations to incubate worker cooperatives in their communities.

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of adults with developmental disabilities living in SCO’s IRAs (group homes) made meaningful connections by participating in community inclusion activities

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of residents in our NYC shelters were successfully discharged to stable housing

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