COLLECTIVE REMAKE is a unique social co-operative—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. Co-operatives are a pathway to sustainable economies and community empowerment.
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.