Solidarity Not Charity
Co-op Ed Center is an organization committed to building democratic worker-owned businesses in Chicagoland that contribute to a strong local economy and invest in community development. Its purpose is to train and develop worker cooperatives in communities of color that abide by democratic and social justice values.
We envision a restorative economy built through worker cooperatives and centered on education, solidarity, and collective self-determination. We define a restorative economy as the process of assisting the recovery of communities that have been degraded, damaged, or excluded by the current economic system.
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