A&Associates is a worker-owned bookkeeping co-op in Philadelphia. They believe cooperative business is essential to building a better world, and the prospect of blending one’s passions with one’s craft gives new meaning to the word work.
AORTA is a worker-owned co-op devoted to strengthening social justice and solidarity economy movements. They consult and facilitate to expand the capacity of cooperative, collective, and community-based projects through education, training, and planning.
Ardent Credit Union is a community charter credit union that provides accessible banking opportunities to individuals and companies. Founded in 1977, the credit union has over 32,000 members.
Bethlehem Food Co-op plans to open a community owned and operated grocery store in downtown Bethlehem. They aim to to offer healthy, affordable, local food and informational workshops at a convenient neighborhood location.
We are Birth Workers (Doulas, Lactation Counselors, and Midwives), Teachers, Maternal and Infant Health Advocates, Food Justice Advocates, and other affiliates looking to create a community of supportive care for expecting women, children and families. We are a trauma informed community group, working towards culturally inclusive, collectively based, community driven solutions which utilize attention to community self-determination through strength based supportive services.
Bonfire is a worker-owned production company focused on telling human stories that catalyze social change. We are filmmakers, writers, communicators, strategists, organizers, educators, musicians and artists with deep roots in the Philadelphia region.
Childspace Management Group is a worker co-op whose member-owners are the staff of Childspace Day Care Centers. Childspace is dedicated to creating quality day care jobs, to ensure children receive the higher quality care and love they deserve.
The Energy Co-op is a consumer co-op supplying renewable energy to residents of Philadelphia and five surrounding counties. Established in 1979, The Energy Co-op provides electricity, heating oil and biodiesel. They are the only locally based energy co-op in the area and are currently over 6,500 members strong.
Home Care Associates is a worker-owned, home care service provider that offers in-home medical care, personal care and household chores. The cooperative provides both one-time and ongoing care, as well as an intensive, skill-building training program for worker-owners and employees.
The Kennett Square Food Co-op will be a community-owned grocery store, located in the center of the borough, that aims to meet the food needs of all the residents in Kennett Square and surrounding areas. We are engaging in a community effort to open a grocery store that is owned by the people who use it. Take control of where your food comes from, support your community, and be mindful of your impact on your community and the world.
Kensington Community Food Co-op is a new consumer-owned co-op in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. They began organizing in 2008 and currently have over 800 members. In late 2014, KCFC secured a location, and opened their doors in early 2019!
Keystone Bicycle Co. is a full-service bicycle shop serving a variety of cycling groups in Philadelphia, from adventure and distance cyclists to everyday commuters and casual riders. Our goal is to make cycling more accessible to members of our community by providing personalized and knowledgeable service, products, and community programming. As a worker-owned cooperative, we practice democratic decision making, collective ownership, and community engagement.
The Life Center Association, or LCA for short, is a non-profit housing co-op and land trust founded in West Philadelphia in 1971. With the intent of providing affordable housing primarily to activists, the LCA consists of nine cooperatively run properties—seven houses, one apartment, and one community garden.
Mariposa Food Co-op is a consumer food co-op in the Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia. Founded in the late 1970’s, Mariposa moved into a new and larger neighborhood location in 2012. The co-op is now open seven days a week and has a membership of over 2,500!
Restaurateur Ben Miller, along with immigrant restaurant workers and Lancaster County corn farmers, will launch the worker/producer co-op Masa Cooperativa to produce and sell masa and tortillas. The new co-op will employ immigrant workers, operate a market for specialty corn growers and supply authentic, locally produced ingredients to Mexican restaurants.
Newark Natural Foods is a consumer-owned co-op in Newark, DE. Founded in 1967, Newark Natural Foods is committed to cultural transformation through nurturing economic, ecological, and social sustainability in the greater Newark community.
Obvious Agency creates interactive live performances blurring the lines between audience and performer, theater and game. We partner with cultural institutions and universities to attract new audiences and create unique ways for your existing audience to engage more deeply in the work that you’re already doing. We also produce the creative work of our worker-owners.
Project Learn School is an independent cooperative school, serving about 60 students in grades K-8. Situated in the historic Philadelphia neighborhood of Mt. Airy, PLS maximizes the many resources available in a dynamic urban setting. At Project Learn School, teachers, students and parents work together to create a progressive and humanistic community that promotes mutual respect, involvement and curiosity.
Serenity Soular is a worker-owned solar installation cooperative based in North Philadelphia. They are grounded in principles of environmental justice, love and community. As they evolve, they imagine their business incorporating workforce development and creating jobs for people who need them.
Soil Generation is a black-led radical gardening coalition, led by local Philly residents. We are growing food for our communities, building the cohesive, grassroots movement needed to change our food system. Soil Generation is looking to become a multi-stakeholder cooperative to support the environmental justice and artistic interests of their members and the community they serve.
South Philly Food Co-op is a consumer food co-op that began organizing in 2010. Founded by South Philly residents, the co-op is still in planning stages but already has a growing membership of over 650 member-owners.
We approach community and youth development through three distinct, yet interrelated programs that address Food, Transformative Education, and Art & Celebration as core pillars of community resiliency.
US Server Net is a newly converted web hosting company that provides hosting and related services, online publishing products and education for members. They began operating in adherence to cooperative principles in March 2015, when they became a consumer-owned cooperative.
Valley Greene Apartments is a housing co-op located on the banks of the Wissahickon that was established in 1963. At Valley Greene Apartments, the tenants are the landlord. Formerly Ethan Allen Colonial Apartments, Inc., the purpose is to provide homes for its shareholders and membership under a proprietary lease.
Weavers Way Co-op is a long established Philadelphia food co-op. Founded in the early 1970’s, Weavers Way has grown exponentially from its initial location in a small, rented deli to its four retail locations today. Located in Northwest Philadelphia, there are currently over 5,000 households who are member-owners of the co-op, representing more than 10,000 people.
West Chester Food Co-op is a start-up consumer food co-op that began organizing in 2014. They launched a membership drive in 2015 and are actively recruiting new members in the West Chester area.