The topics in our cooperative education and development workshops include: Intro to cooperatives, worker-ownership, cooperative principles and values: democracy, equality, equity, self-reliance, and solidarity; “A Just Transition” moving from extractive economy to a caring economy (Movement Generation) ; practicing democracy; business modeling; business planning; legal aspects of starting a cooperative; finances for start-ups; & time banking.
We work with dozens of community partners who support our work and/or help to implement the cooperative education workshops including: Antioch University, Los Angeles; Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks; Black Equity Initiative/JIB Fund; LA Coop LAB; Los Angeles Union Cooperative Initiative (LUCI); Brett Heeger, Attorney at Law; LA Eco Village; Niki Okuk, MBA; RideON! bike shop; Solidarity Research Center; Mariana Mendoza, MA Urban Sustainability; Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI); LA County Health Department; Timelist; Southern California Library; Five Points Youth Foundation; R. Jackson Bradford, Change Consultant, Social Innovator; RESIST Foundation; and more.
Collective REMAKE’s goal is to build cooperatives from the ground up. Our strategy is based on successful models that prioritize cooperative education and development programming. Research on cooperative history demonstrates that ongoing cooperative education is the key to the success of democratic businesses and cooperatives enterprises. We are following the tradition of multiple cooperative leaders: Father Arizmendiarreti, founder of the Mondragon cooperatives in Spain; Fr. A. J. McKnight and Carol Prejean Zippert, founders of the Southern Consumers Cooperative, now the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (FSC/LAF); and Tim Huet, founder of the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives. These are some of the most successful examples of contemporary cooperative movements built from the ground up. In each case, they started with the educational programming. McKnight created adult education classes in Lafayette Louisiana. The FSC/LAF now has a cooperative academy and development center that supports the expansion of cooperatives in multiple states. Arizmendiarreta opened a school that still exists today and is attended by people from around the world. Huet and partners built consistent education programs in the association for all members.
Ongoing education on cooperative history, the practice of democracy, business structure, and the economy is a priority to create sustainable practices.
CREATE an ART COOP
to support ARTISTs INSIDE AND OUT OF PRISON
September 14, 2019 • 1- 3 pm
Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Collective REMAKE and Friends are holding an initial planning meeting
to begin the start-up phase for a Democratically Run Art Cooperative
This is an informational & initial planning session. People/Artists
IMPACTED by incarceration and navigating reentry are encouraged
to attend. There will an an introduction to cooperatives, and a hands on participatory excercise with the Business Model Canvas, a brainstorm on multiple concepts for cooperative art businesses. Ideas currently include:
• Recycle for ART: a coop that will produce, market and sell art.
• Arts for Healing and Wellness: provide classes,
workshops and healing arts
• Multi-media and Design: provide multi media design services
and train impacted people in technology and design.
Please join us to Learn more! Please let us know you are coming!
If you have questions, please contact Mary Sutton at
firstname.lastname@example.org • 310-709-8602, or
Bryant Mangum • email@example.com
Collective REMAKE will be tabling all day.
“ONE OF LA’S FIVE BEST ANNUAL BOOK FAIRS,” the Leimert Park Village Book Fair attracts over 200 authors, poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, performers, and literary/educational exhibitor participants – and boasts an audience of over 5,000. Since its inception LPVBF has grown in popularity and prestige becoming a cultural tradition and premier summer literary event. The 13th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair is happy to announce world-class athlete, fitness and wellness advocate, TV personality and home chef, Laila Ali as its 2019 book fair ambassador. She will be headlining the culinary stage with recipes from her new cookbook, “Food for Life.” Laila currently is the host of Emmy Award-winning show, “Home Made Simple,” which airs every Saturday on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
We have cups, stickers, posters, pins and books for sale.
We are selling Jessica Gordon-Nembhard’s book, Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.
Collective REMAKE’s Environmental Education Day held at the Five Points Youth Foundation was a huge success.
- Composting: Learn how to build your back yard compost system
- Environmental Exhibition—Colorful displays presented the devastating impact that Textiles and Plastics have on the Environment
- Art Making
- Youth created the Plastic Fish and learned how our plastic trash hurt sea life and ends up in the food we eat
- Kids also had the opportunity to silkscreen on recycled shirts
- Music: Local L.A. Artists join the Five Points Youth Foundation and Collective REMAKE in community celebration
- Food: Vegan burgers and jerk chicken and healthy dishes served to all, young and old
- This event is funded by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)
June 15, 2019 • 4pm – 7pm
Free & Open to the Public
Healthy BBQ, Meat and Vegan, for All
Collective REMAKE is featuring sustainable
Cooperative business models:
Recycle for JOBs • Worms4U • All City Art
PLEASE Bring Your empty CRV Beverage Containers
to support Recycle for JOBs
April 6, 2019 • 1 pm – 4 pm
Legal Steps to Start Your Cooperative
Photos shown are from Collective REMAKE’s Workshops Series held at Southern California Library, 2016, and Fair Chance Project, Summer 2017, where LA Coop Lab facilitates the Business Model Canvas exercise. Photos in bottom row are from 2018 Summer Seminar held at Southwest College.
- Value Proposition and Customer Segments
- Customer Relationships
- Channels for Reaching Customers
- Revenue Model
- Cost Model
- Key Resources, Activities, and Partnerships
- present an overview of the building blocks of the canvas illustrated by an example from an existing cooperative business
- provide time for teams to do a first pass at the whole canvas, as well as time to debrief team assignments of the specific elements of the canvas.