Members of PACA (listed alphabetically)
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.
Accountable History Network
The Accountable History Network is a growing collective that mobilizes deep historical and personal inquiry as a tool for inter-generational healing. We believe that complex, well-researched, historical narrative can catalyze individual and collective transformation by allowing us to recognize and affirm our wholeness and humanity.
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.
The BBWC is a labor organizing cooperative fighting contemporary forms of subjugation/dehumanization in our workplaces, classrooms, and communities by expanding democracy and agency.
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.
Catalyst is a worker co-ops that helps people bring data and analysis to the fight for clean energy and a stable climate.
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.
Hivemind is a cooperatively-owned construction and fabrication company based in West Philadelphia. We are a group of artists and craftspeople who came together through a mutual interest in creating beautiful, lasting work in a company setting that is fair and fulfilling for workers at all levels.
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.
Kennett Community Grocer 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 3,400!
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.
Praxis Space Philly is a worker cooperative for yoga/mindbody practices, community education, creativity, and radical imagination.
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.
South Philly Food Co-op is a consumer food co-op that began organizing in 2010 and opened in December 2020. With a mission of using food as a force for good, the co-op has over 1,600 member-owner households.
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 and Ambler, there are currently over 10,000 households who are member-owners of the co-op, representing more than 20,000 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.
West Philly Scrub is a queer-owned, hyper-local cleaning business that provides respectful and respected professionalism, cultivates personal relationships with clients and within the community, and keeps homes clean with an Earth-conscious approach while upholding their commitment to fair pay and worker protection.
We participate in community development through art and design. Using ancestral wisdom and future vision we develop approaches for communal living which spiral our ecosystems away from the violent cycles of spiritual, racial, gender, environmental and economic oppressions that grip us.