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Collective REMAKE’s Environmental Education Day held at the Five Points Youth Foundation was a huge success.

Collective REMAKE members set up activity booths featuring cooperative business models, values and purpose :
  • 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)

Environmental Education Day

Environmental Education Day

June 15, 2019 • 4pm – 7pm

Free & Open to the Public
Healthy BBQ, Meat and Vegan, for All

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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

Environmental Education Day June 15, 2019 – Postcard

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Legal Steps to Start Your Cooperative

April 6, 2019 • 1 pm – 4 pm

Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center
MLK Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Ave • Los Angeles, CA 90059

Legal Steps to Start Your Cooperative

Attorneys, Anastasia Butler and Brett Heeger will give a comprehensive overview of what you need to know about the legal aspects of starting your cooperative. Topics include: Incorporation Options, Liability, The Role of Bylaws, Legal Democratic Structures for Cooperatives, Worker Ownership and more…

Creating a Vision for Your Cooperative  through the Business Model Canvas

March 9, 2019
1 pm – 4 pm
Facilitated by Karen Ochoa
from the LA Coop LAB

 

Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center
MLK Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Ave • Los Angeles, CA 90059
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.
The objective of this workshop is to use the Business Model Canvas and other tools to build the business model of your co-op project, including:
  • Value Proposition and Customer Segments
  • Customer Relationships
  • Channels for Reaching Customers
  • Revenue Model
  • Cost Model
  • Key Resources, Activities, and Partnerships
To accomplish this, we will:
  • 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.

Accounting, Budgeting and Financing for a Sustainable Cooperative in Your Community

March 16, 2019 • 1 pm – 4 pm

Facilitated by Niki Okuk, MBA, Board Member of the Los Angeles Union
Cooperative Initiative (LUCI)

Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center
MLK Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Ave • Los Angeles, CA 90059

Accounting, Budgeting and Financing for a Sustainable Cooperative in Your Community

 

This session covers the 3 basic financial statements all companies have and how they relate to each other. Using in class examples we will build sample proforma financial statements and talk about the slightly different terminology used in the coopertive business world.
The objectives of this workshop include:
  • To understand the fundamentals necessary to create a start-up budget for a cooperative business
  • To become familiar with the elements of a solid cooperative business plan
  • To be aware of multiple sources for start-up funds in the cooperative and small business arenas.
  • To know about the concept of patronage as critical part of cooperative accounting
Participants will have the opportunity to begin a start-up budget for their cooperative dream and acquire the basic tools and support to begin writing a business plan.

A Just Transition Framework

 

Collective REMAKE presents a Cooperative Education & Development Saturday Workshop Series

February 16 – April 27, 2019
Free and Open to the Public • Please let us know you are coming. 

Next Workshop

March 2, 2019 
Just Transition Framework
presented by Mariana Mendoza
Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center
MLK Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Ave • Los Angeles, CA 90059
Visiting Cooperative: Collective Avenue Coffee
We are eager to change the current extractive, violent system we live in into a regenerative one that can sustain, nourish, and heal everyone. But how do we get there? This workshop will be based on a Just Transition framework developed by Movement Generation, which offers five pillars of the economy to better understand the dominant economy and spark ideas of strategies we can implement to transition from an extractive economy to a regenerative one in a just way. “Transition is inevitable, justice is not.”
“A Just Transition requires us to build a visionary economy for life in a way that is very different than the economy we are in now. Constructing this visionary economy calls for strategies that democratize, decentralize and diversify economic activity while we damper down consumption, and (re)distribute resources and power. This presentation Is for folks interested in building collective vision and action towards Ecological Justice that does not separate humans from nature, or social equity from ecological integrity.” (Movement Generation)

Turning Challenges into Co-Opportunities

Collective REMAKE presents a Cooperative Education
& Development Saturday Workshop Series

February 16 – April 27, 2019
Saturdays from 1 pm – 4 pm

Free and Open to the Public • Please let us know you are coming.

All workshops will be held at the
Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center
MLK Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Ave • Los Angeles, CA 90059

Next Workshop
February 23, 2019
Practicing Democracy, Wellness & Sustainability
Inside Cooperative Work Spaces

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Photos shown are from Collective REMAKE’s Workshops Series held at the Fair Chance Project, Summer 2017.

Turning Challenges to Co-opportunities

COLLECTIVE REMAKE: Art, Business, Education, 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 cooperatives with people who have been incarcerated and other individuals who are marginalized socially and economically due to race, sex, class, gender identity, age or ability.

Collective REMAKE presents a
Cooperative Education & Development Saturday Workshop Series
February 16 – April 27, 2019
Free and Open to the Public • Please let us know you are coming. 

Workshop #1: 
February 16, 2019
Introduction & History 
of Cooperatives and Solidarity Economies
in Diverse Communities

 

Mary Sutton and Georgette Breland, Collective REMAKE, will provide an Introduction to Cooperatives and the Cooperative Principles. 

 

Paul Ahern, LUCI, Los Angeles Union Coop Initiative, will explore the linkages Labor Unions and Worker Cooperatives in the U.S. share dating back to the 1800’s. 

 

Yvonne Yen Liu with the Solidarity Research Center will present a workshop Mapping Our Futures and Past, which delves into the history and relevance of cooperatives and solidarity economics in our lives. This workshop is intended for people interested in shifting and transforming economics and governance in their communities. The curriculum is based on modules by the Highlander Center.

 

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