Author Archives: Ali Issa

MEDIA RELEASE: Data released today shows growing cooperative density in NYC

MEDIA RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/5/2022 CONTACT: Ali Issa, ali@gocoopnyc.org, (718)310-9968   DATA RELEASED TODAY REVEALS COOPERATIVES AS A GROWING PRACTICE ACROSS POST-PANDEMIC NYC     Democratic approaches to food, housing, work, energy and banking are concentrated in formerly redlined … Read More

The 2023 Cooperative Leadership Intensive

Join members of NYC co-ops and solidarity economy groups for the 2023 Cooperative Leadership Intensive (CLI), a six-month deep dive into how we work – individually, collectively, and in the many communities we are part of. As CEANYC convenes its 4th … Read More

Solidarity Economy Principles Workshop – NYC Edition

On April 19th, 2022, NYCNOWC, UHAB and CEANYC hosted a conversation about the values and principles that are the solidarity economy movement’s foundation. Through participatory conversations – on Zoom – we explored and gave collective feedback on draft Solidarity Economy … Read More

2021 Summer Member Meeting Report Back

Overview The CEANYC Board of Directors convened our Summer Member Meeting on Tuesday, June 21st from 6PM-8PM over Zoom with over 40 individuals attending. In the first hour of the meeting we presented our year-in-review to members, and welcomed our … Read More

Value Chains + Ecosystems: Solidarity Economies Now

This past May, CEANYC joined the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYCNOWC) and the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) to host the first in a series of events called Rebuilding with Our Powers Combined, giving a chance to the dozens … Read More

Rebuilding with our Powers Combined

Join us for: Strengthening the Solidarity and Cooperative Economy in NYC: Rebuilding with our Powers Combined – May 26, from 6 – 8pm. In this workshop series, we will explore possible connections and collaborations across the solidarity economy as we … Read More

The Death and Life of a Neighborhood Cooperative

by Ashar Foley (originally published in Voices of Lefferts, Volume 3, Number 1 in Fall of 2020.) Below is an excerpt. For the full story, click here. “With the benefit of their vision of food justice as well as their hindsight, LCFC … Read More

Solidarity Economy Giving Project: Sunset Report

For three years, CEANYC ran the Solidarity Economy Giving Project (SEGP) — a unique philanthropy initiative that raised over $150,000 to directly support our local cooperative efforts. SEGP reaffirmed the crucial role Solidarity Economy groups play for low-income and communities of … Read More

COVID and Cooperation in NYC: 2020 in Review

by Cheyenna Layne Weber and Ali Issa [This piece was submitted in November, 2020 and originally published early January, 2021 in the Japanese-language magazine Social Movements, in collaboration with The Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Co-operative Union (Seikatsu.) Founded in 1965, Seikatsu is a … Read More

Action Alert: Protect NYC’s Community Gardens!

*Español Abajo* Last month, CEANYC was proud to join the New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC), Earthjustice, and over 50 more organizations in petitioning NYC to protect our community gardens.                   … Read More

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