The fourth in our series of community-based organizations that MCDC partners with is Collaboration for Good. Here’s how they describe themselves… Collaboration for Good (C4G) is a Madison-based capacity-building organization that focuses on accelerating economic equity. We build cross-sector, cross-discipline, collaborative communities that reduce economic inequality that brutalizes communities of color. Our mission is to… Read More »Collaboration for Good (con español)
Our third grant to a community-based organization this year actually goes to two organizations, which applied jointly: Nehemiah and Gener8tor. Here they are in their own words… At Nehemiah, we believe there is a need and desire for a stronger Madison for all—therefore, we focus on strengthening the African American community. Nehemiah cultivates character, leadership,… Read More »Nehemiah/Gener8tor (con español)
MadWorC As we continue our look at MCDC’s community-based organization partners, the second in our series is MadWorC. MadWorC’s real name is Madison Worker Cooperatives, which makes it pretty clear who belongs to it. Its website says that… MadWorC is a membership organization of worker-owned and operated cooperatives. Our mission is to support and build… Read More »MadWorc (con español)
This year’s Co-op Connection will this Saturday, October 2nd, from 8:30 to 12:00 noon. The location on MLK Blvd., next to the Farmers’ Market. Join Summit Credit Union and other local cooperatives for the 10th Co-op Connection celebrating cooperatives and community. Co-op Connection is a celebration of cooperatives and all they contribute to our communities and the… Read More »Co-op Connection is this Saturday!
WJW Español abajo. As we prepare for fall, and particularly for October, which is Co-op Month, MCDC will be talking about its Community-Based Organization grant recipients for this year. Community-based organizations (CBOs) are local non-profits doing work to benefit marginalized people in Madison. We fund them to include worker co-op education in their programming. You’ll learn… Read More »Worker Justice Wisconsin (con español)
As we gear up for fall, here’s an inspiring look at some worker co-ops around the country. Mother Jones just published a piece that’s not only very well researched and written, but also comes with a series of outstanding photos. We get to hear from worker-owners at… ChiFresh Kitchen in Chicago The Drivers’ Co-op in… Read More »Mother Jones runs a great article on worker co-ops!
As the pandemic gradually winds down, we’re going to continue to play it safe, and hold June’s Co-ops 101 online once again. If you have an idea for a business, come learn why structuring it as a worker co-op is a very good choice, both for the workers and for the community at large. Charity… Read More »Co-ops 101 next Tuesday!
You are invited to join worker co-ops from Madison and beyond at this weekend’s second annual Regional Rendezvous! The program and sponsors are listed in the image above. The theme is the Role of Worker Owners in Cooperative Development. Please register to receive the Zoom links. Last year’s first-ever Regional Rendezvous was considered highly successful,… Read More »This weekend — the Regional Rendezvous!