Join a growing movement of co-op champions boldly experimenting to enhance the lives of those most affected by economic injustice, including low-wage workers, immigrants, refugees, women, youth, people with disabilities, and those displaced by gentrification.
In this year-long program designed for leaders, community organizers, and influencers in communities most affected by economic injustice, participants will engage in four training sessions and six stand-alone workshops spread across two months. Trainers will leave with a community of practice dedicated to supporting the growth of the co-op sector in Denver.
For graduates aspiring to become cooperative developers, the journey continues with opportunities for paid apprenticeships and advanced training spanning an entire year.
Throughout the program, participants will move from vision to action by:
Defining what an inclusive economy for all looks like in Denver.
Exploring the origins of the co-op model and its application in people's movements.
Acquiring the fundamental building blocks of cooperative business.
Identifying community issues and collaboratively designing solutions through cooperatives and solidarity economics.
Engaging in a group project focused on grassroots solutions to build wealth and collective power.
Saturday, All Day Trainings (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Six Deep Dive sessions on the 3rd Thursday of every other month: