CORE PROGRAMS

DESCUBRE COOPERATIVAS/DISCOVER COOPS:

90-minute orientation session about the benefits of cooperative business ownership and how to participate in Prospera’s programs for Latina entrepreneurs. To schedule a session or webinar for your organization contact claudia@prosperacoops.org

EXPLORA TU COOPERATIVAS/EXPLORE YOUR COOP:

A 10-session training covering the fundamentals of cooperative business ownership that prepares women to apply to an existing cooperative (see Unete below) or to become a founding member of a cooperative business (see Fundadoras).In this course, you will explore new opportunities for your future, what a cooperative business is, and evaluate how to take your entrepreneurial spirit to the next level.By the end of the course, you will have learned about the cooperative movement, communication, administration, and governance.

UPCOMING EXPLORA CLASS: November 6th to December 13th, 2018 – Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm – 9pm
LOCATION: Prospera Office – 1470 Fruitvale Avenue, Suite 1, Oakland.
METHODOLOGY: Popular education, lecture presentations, practice and individual technical assistance.

FOR ADDITION INFORMATION CONTACT: claudia@prosperacoops.org – 510-695-2266.

The course is offered in Spanish and is FREE with an estimated value of $1,000.  To register, sign up  here


UNETE A UNA COOPERATIVA/JOIN A COOP:

3-sessions of training and coaching to assist Latinas to apply to become a worker owner of an existing cooperative. This program is also being developed to provide refreshers to Latino immigrant worker owners in collaboration with established cooperatives.If you are a coop and would like to work with Prospera to recruit or train members in Spanish please contact claudia@prosperacoops.org

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & COOPERATIVE BUSINESS INCUBATION

FUNDADORAS:

A three year incubation program that supports entrepreneurs to launch a cooperative business. Prospera conducts in-depth assessments with graduates from the Explora program and develops a roadmap that guides entrepreneurs from business idea to launch to sustainability. We refer clients to the resources they need to accomplish their goals including business classes, financial education & tools, legal support, access to low & no interest loans and much more.


CRECE TU COOPERATIVA/GROW YOUR COOP:

Ongoing monthly peer learning sessions for founders and worker owners.

TRANSFORMA TU COOPERATIVA/TRANSFORM YOUR COOP:

A two year fellowship program for select leaders who are ready to scale their cooperative business and become coop developers.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

CUMBRE DE EMPRENDEDORAS/SUMMIT FOR LATINA ENTREPRENEURS:

An annual day long event in October where Latina entrepreneurs join together to learn, showcase their businesses and explore opportunities to collaborate with each other and with other Latino professionals. 

CAFECITOS LEGALES/LEGAL CAFES:

A two-hour session with lawyers to address legal questions related to cooperatives and business development for immigrant communities. This is a collaborative project with Sustainable Economies Law Center.

CHARLAS:

2-hour casual meetings (fireside chats), held 3-4 times a year, that celebrate successful entrepreneurs of local businesses. Business owners share their entrepreneurial experiences in a conversational way, creating a fun, safe and unique space where attendees and guests have the opportunity to explore, learn and connect.