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Quarterly Drop 4th.Q 2021 “The End of The Year!”

Quarterly Drop 4th.Q 2021 “The End of The Year!”

 It’s The End of The Year! 

(Dec,14th 2021  signed & sealed)  

Has it been a year already? Wow! At Cooperation Richmond, We’d like to thank all those who have been a part of a wonderful year with us. To those who support in many capacities, our mission and vision for cooperative development in Richmond Ca & West Contra Costa County, you are appreciated. Cooperation Richmond is dedicated to transitioning Richmond, CA  to a more just economy by providing access to resources towards building cooperative enterprises. Cooperatives, a legal entity,  can provide our communities with more opportunities for residents to re-create our long history of generational wealth that we were excluded from. If you want to support our efforts, please contact: info@wordpress-117842-2532754.cloudwaysapps.com. For more information: please visit our website at: www.cooperationrichmond.org  Our Office Is Open By Appointment Only! 

Cooperation Richmond 

402 Harbour Way Richmond CA, 94801 Our Office has been open to all staff following the indoor West County Health Regulations. There are changes to the space to keep a safe distance, as well as, new structures to prevent close activity. Our Office is open to Staff M-TH 9am-3pm. Office Hours available for the public upon request. Please email info@wordpress-117842-2532754.cloudwaysapps.com to request a meeting. Thank you.  Our Steering Committee Is Growing

We are excited to announce that our governing body has grown 2 new members! Please help us welcome new members; Greg Jackson from Sustainable Economies Law Center, & Katherine Ramos from Richmond Our Power Coalition. Alongside; Doria Robinson from Urban Tilth & Gopal Dayenni from Climate Justice Coalition. Also, we say farewell to our own Vivian Huang from Asian Pacific Environmental Network. We thank you for supporting our organization with your knowledge, experience, and expertise. Our steering committee provides strong leadership and guidance for Cooperation Richmond and it is very much needed in our world today. Everybody is planning together!  Do you want to join our Steering Committee? Please contact: info@wordpress-117842-2532754.cloudwaysapps.com 


(Staff & Steering Committee developing our Cooperation Richmond process to intake interested applicants 2021)Cooperation Richmond is reaching out to our intake applicants to determine If you want to become a project of Cooperation Richmond, which includes access to our non-extractive capital, a loan coach, & technical assistance. DO YOU WANT TO CREATE YOUR OWN WORKER-OWNED COOPERATIVE???Are you interested in developing your business or incorporating your existing business into a Cooperative Business? Do you have 3 or more people interested in running your own business? Visit our website below & Fill out an intake form.www.cooperationrichmond.org  

We Launched Our 1st Virtual Series “The Coop Cafe” 

“The Coop Cafes”, a rich and culturally relevant series of Cooperative Business events designed by and for Richmond and West County residents. The Coop Cafe series will encourage and inspire you to deepen your pursuit of cooperative development through safe and open discussions with existing cooperative worker owners, advocates and consultants. The Cafe’s will offer opportunities for West County Residents to meet one-on-one and workshop their business ideas with Cooperation Richmond Project Managers, after the keynote. Cooperation Richmond is a technical assistance provider and cooperative loan fund committed to building a movement that uplifts historically marginalized Richmond residents through non-extractive investment that centers people and the planet over profit. Join our Cafe every month to learn how cooperative businesses are the structure for you.Join us every month to learn, engage, and workshop cooperatives! REGISTER HERE!!  

LAST 2021 

Incubating a Small Grocery Store in North Richmond  

305 Chesley Ave Richmond Ca 94801 to be redeveloped into a Small Grocery Store in North Richmond. We are strongly pursuing our partnership with the Community Housing Development Corporation in North Richmond to develop a small cooperative grocery store. We have developed a full business plan to pursue financing for this project. We are hoping to find dedicated residents that are interested in becoming a worker owner, consultants that would provide further information about retail grocery stores, or supporters that have experience in this sector.Please contact: johana@wordpress-117842-2532754.cloudwaysapps.com 

 Space LV8  Event Coordinating & Party Rental Cooperative in Richmond CA 

Email: info@spacelvl8.comFollow Us on Instagram 

Strong Richmond Natives, are dedicated to developing an Event Coordinating & Party Rental Cooperative in their hometown. Cooperation Richmond provided over a 5k grant of seed money to help members develop internal structures, operational systems, and to complete legalities. Members are still pursuing their 10k equipment loan through our non-extractive financing from Seed Commons. Currently, members have opened their membership status. So, if you are interested in becoming a Worker Owner in the Events Coordinating Enterprise Sector, Please Contact: shani@spacelvl8.com

Rich City Rides

by Kingdom X  on December , 2021 “Rich City Rides Cooperative Inc” 

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If you want to see the true effects of the transitional economy we’re looking to build you look to Rich City Rides for the blueprint and the truth of how it can work. The shop hit record highs during the pandemic, post nationwide shut down the shop experienced some difficulty keeping up with generated momentum from the previous year but with the support of well trained staff at Cooperation Richmond they managed to develop a plan to secure a loan from the Seed Commons Fund to support them buying high-end inventory to keep up with the increase in sales per customer. This drove sales back to a break even level which turns this following year to an even bigger success as sustaining the growth was the main focus and we were able to accomplish this by the great work of the Rich City Rides Team, Coop Rich Staff and the beautiful and supportive peoples of Richmond CA.So Whats Next?!Growth is always on the mind of the owners of Rich City Rides Bike Shop and that is exactly what they plan to do, seeking new young high spirited individuals to add to the expansion of the collective. Rich City Rides will be looking in the community to hire a mechanic, a website associate and back office personale so please keep your eyes open for the announcement or just stop in and ask the guys about hiring opportunities.For more Info visit: https://www.richcityridesbikeshop.com

Upcoming Workshops and Events
 Coming Soon…. 
 Latinx Cooperative Business Workshop  We are excited to announce that we will be hosting another cooperative workshop for our Latinx community in Richmond, CA! This workshop will focus on what a cooperative enterprise is, the tools needed to launch a successful co-op enterprise, and the services Cooperation Richmond offers that can support our Latinx cooperative businesses. We will provide more information as we get closer to our launch. Until then, stay tuned by following us on FBIG and 

We look forward to sharing more updates soon! Co-op Cafe 2022

 Don’t forget to join us as we continue our Co-op Cafes in 2022! For the month of January, we will be discussing Cooperative Financials! We will be having our special guest Lupe Romero from Climate Justice Alliance. They come with a wealth of knowledge and we are more than certain that you will leave our upcoming cafe with less fear of business financial forms and planning. Let’s demystify cooperative finances together!
 Register here

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Cooperation Richmond is a not-for-profit cooperative incubator. It is a one-stop shop for the incubation, education, training, mentorship and capital support required to create, convert, and continue to develop successful cooperative enterprises in Richmond. These businesses build community controlled wealth by and for low-income communities and communities of color in Richmond, whose wealth has been systematically extracted. 
READ MORE ON OUR WEBSITE  Cooperation Richmond 402 Harbour Way Richmond CA, 94801