COLLECTIVE REMAKE: Art, Business, Education, Jobs, News, People, and Recycling for Sustainability is a unique social enterprise—in Los Angeles County—designed to support the creation of worker-owned businesses and other kinds of co-operatives with people who have been incarcerated and other individuals who have been pushed out of the mainstream economy due to race, sex, class, gender identity, age or ability.
Through Co-operative Education and Development (CEAD) workshops, a Co-op Development Program, and a Train-the-Trainers Program, Collective REMAKE is committed to building an eco-system that includes a network of co-operative economic development, inclusive support systems, and sustainable healing communities.
A cooperative is “an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise.”
— International Cooperative Alliance
Co-operative philosophy is aligned with the values of democracy, equity, equality, self-reliance, self-responsibility, and solidarity.