Help Us Fund A Co-op Focused Workforce Readiness Program

C2BE has set up a crowdfunding effort to support a workforce readiness program we’ll be running this summer in the Church of the Messiah community on the eastside of Detroit.  The program will center on a cooperative entrepreneurship project, where the students will investigate the viability of establishing a cooperative bike repair business based out of the Mt. Elliott Makerspace.  You can check our project description page to see more details, or cut to the chase and just make a donation on Crowdrise.

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50% off ZingTrain Speaker Series for Non-Profits

We’ve just received word that Zingerman’s is offering all non-profits half off any session of their ZingTrain Speaker Series. Use the discount code LUMOS when you register to get $25 off the regular price of $50.

ZingTrain launched the Speaker Series last fall as a way to provide a venue for some of the really bright and incisive minds they’ve encountered over the last couple of decades to share their wisdom. The sessions are every other Wednesday from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at the ZingTrain offices on Plaza Drive in Ann Arbor. The line up for the current season can be found at

Home Care Worker Co-op Looking For Collaborators

Hi C2BE and DCC Friends:

With the support of the Center for Community Based Enterprise, a small group in the Detroit area are working towards starting a home care worker cooperative. They will be launching an employee owned business that will provide services to the elderly and disabled who would like to remain in there homes. This group is looking for people that would like to contribute to this effort. If you have a background in home care, nursing or related medical fields we need your expertise to guide in this venture. If you have a business development background or believe you can contribute to starting this business, your help would also be appreciated.

For details on how you can get involve please contact Richard Hillier at richardhillier at

Detroit Community Cooperative Goal Setting Meeting

Attention Detroit Community Cooperative Members/Declarers:

As Founding Members and signers of DCC’s Declaration of Interdependence, we value your participation!

Detroit Community Cooperative, (DCC) is structured as a grassroots business service co-op consisting of business owners, organizations, individuals and other worker cooperatives that will provide quality products, services and information to its members at reduced prices. 

Join us for planning and pizza as the Management Committee and fellow Declarers bring ideas aimed towards the future vision of DCC!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

6:00-8:00 PM

Church of the Messiah

231 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48207

Please R.S.V.P to by Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

DCC November Potluck

Detroit Community Cooperative
 Please Mark Your Calendar:
Thurs., November 15, 2012 
4:30 p.m. Business Meeting (Declarers/Members Only)

6:00 p.m. Potluck Dinner

Open to All – Membership Applications Available

at Church of the Messiah –  231 E. Grand Blvd. Detroit, Michigan 48207

Please join us for a DCC potluck, where you will meet people from all over Detroit who are creating our community-based economy. Our potlucks are a place where anyone interested in learning more about and sharing their community economy building work is welcome. DCC is building a resource sharing co-op for community-based businesses and organizations. There will be a brief presentation on that effort.

If you are a business owner, non-profit organization, union or individual interested in buildingDetroit’s local economy co-operatively, please join us at the DCC potluck on November 15. Please RSVP to For information about DCC and the Center for Community Based Enterprise:  or call 313-331-7821.

DCC October Potluck

Please join us for a DCC potluck, where you will meet people from all over Detroit who are creating our community-based economy. We are building a resource sharing co-op for community-based businesses and organizations. Memberships are available, but the potlucks are a place where anyone interested in learning and sharing is welcome.

The potluck will take place on Tuesday, October 9th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit; located at 4605 Cass Avenue (the SW corner of Cass Ave & Forest).

Parking will be available in the two church owned lots. One of which is on the church’s doorsteps and the other is across Prentis St. If the church lot is full, take the alley beside the church south (towards Prentis). The parking lot is across Prentis beside the Wayne State student housing.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

The Detroit Community Cooperative

The Detroit Community Cooperative (DCC) is a local, mutual, trading and business development co-op that provides members with skill and resource sharing, discounts on member products and services and barter. Our mission is to encourage, enable and educate about collaborative action as a way to build a healthy, sustainable and inclusive local economy, and to meet members’ needs by providing quality products and services at reduced prices. From Sept.-June we have monthly potlucks, each hosted by a different member organization. It is a great way to learn about and participate in grassroots cooperative economic development. All are welcome to come and break bread with us. Membership is open to businesses, organizations and individuals. We plan to open for business in the fall. Apply for membership now!

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Declaration of Interdependence

Membership Application