CEANYC is a membership-based organization that provides the following services to cooperatives and solidarity economy groups in the five boroughs:

  • Connections to technical assistance for the management and operation of community-led cooperatives
  • Leadership development and political education
  • Communications and marketing support
  • Networking opportunities to build relationships with neighbors, advocates, experts, investors, cooperators, elected officials, and organizers who want to support co-ops and solidarity economics
  • Opportunities to build economic relationships with likeminded businesses and institutions
  • Spaces to share and build knowledge with others facing similar challenges to growing and sustaining co-op and solidarity economy efforts
  • Connections to social movements and opportunities to build political power for our communities

CEANYC also advocates for greater understanding and support for our members by:

  • Raising awareness about the role and value of cooperatives and the solidarity economy
  • Engaging groups and coalitions in effective policy advocacy, and pressing for the creation of a NYC Office of Cooperative Economics
  • Researching and disseminating best practices in the field

In 2013-2014 we conducted focus groups to identify what the programs should be. Check out our report to learn more.