CORE PROGRAM

CORE TRAINING 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLORA TU COOPERATIVA / 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: Fall 2020

LOCATION: Fruitvale – Oakland neighborhood or online, as possible given the changing conditions due to the pandemic.

METHODOLOGY: Popular education, lecture presentations, practice and individual technical assistance.

FOR ADDITION INFORMATION CONTACT: madeleine@prosperacoops.org – (510) 695 2270

The course is offered in Spanish and is FREE with an estimated value of $1,000. 


LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & COOPERATIVE BUSINESS INCUBATION

CRECE / GROW

Ongoing monthly peer learning & business incubation program for the graduates from Explora. They will access tools and resources they need to grow their business, including loan funds for business start-up and relief funding. 

FELLOWSHIP

Prospera’s Fellowship program is modeled after several prominent social impact fellowships that provide seed funding combined with comprehensive support to social entrepreneurs. 

Specifically, this program invests in the leadership of select entrepreneurs enrolled in the organization’s business incubation program called Crece (which means Grow). It targets founding members of cooperative projects that are poised to grow and provide business ownership opportunities for other women. In addition to receiving the ongoing training and technical assistance that is part of the Crece program, fellows access increased and tailored industry specific support, leadership coaching, access to office space plus a seed grant that makes it possible for them to dedicate a minimum of 20 hours per week to grow the business. Now more about our current fellows at this link


COMMUNITY EDUCATION WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Cumbre de Latinas 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. 

Check the past editions: 2018 and 2019.

 

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 The 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. With the partnership of Reinassance Entrepreneurship Center, Centro Community Partners, Amigas Empresarias,… 

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