COLORS Co-op Academy

Coming Soon To a Detroit Near You!

The COLORS Co-op Academy is an intensive learning experience designed to cultivate new worker-owned good food businesses rooted in principles of democracy, sustainability, and justice. We envision a community-based economy in which all people are contributing with dignity, respect, and ownership. By linking our actions with movements for worker and food justice, we collectively re-imagine and transform our workplaces, communities, and our local economies.

The COLORS Co-Op Academy will help your team open your worker-owned, cooperative, good food business.

The year-long commitment of three hours per week includes a learning journey to a successful worker- owned business; a thirteen-week course in cooperative business education; one-on-one coaching with Jackie Victor, co-founder of Avalon International Breads; personalized connections with mentors from around the city; and access to supportive start-up funding.

Our program is divided into three phases:

Two established teams of three participants each have been selected to attend the Co-op Academy for 2013-2014. If you are interested in attending the COLORS Co-op Academy, please contact the Coordinator.

Contact the COLORS Co-op Academy coordinator, Bekah Galang for more information: bekah@rocmichigan.org  | 313.451-4187 

Current students can view the September 2013 Syllabus here.

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