Once WAGES, now Prospera. WAGES has a new name, because our co-ops do more than increase wages. They empower women, transform lives, and create real prosperity.

Prospera's Paletería Social Enterprise

Why Co-ops?

Inequality and a lack of economic mobility define today’s economy, putting the American Dream out of reach for the vast majority of low-wage workers. This is particularly true for the many immigrants employed in the U.S. service sector, who, despite their determination and tenacity, often struggle to make ends meet. Some of the hardest hit are the women and mothers striving to not only earn a livelihood, but also to support their families and ensure a quality education and bright future for their children.

Our 2015 Annual Report is out!

We are thrilled to announce the release of Prospera's 2015 Annual Report! In our report you will find our accomplishments from last year, key information about our new pilot program and testimonials from women who are now in our Founder's School!