Emma Yorra is the Co-Director of the Cooperative Development Program at the Center for Family Life (CFL) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn which incubates and supports mostly women-led immigrant cooperatives especially focused in home service industries. Currently CFL works with ten cooperatives with over 250 total workers. CFL also trains Community Based Organizations in cooperative development and incubation, and is a founding member of the NYC Worker Cooperative Coalition. Emma also has collaborated with the Worker Owned Rockaways Cooperatives (WORCs) project, rebuilding the peninsula with cooperative development after Hurricane Sandy. Previously, she worked 4 years in Nicaragua founding and directing an office of the cooperative finance fund, The Working World. Emma is undertaking a master’s degree in Social Economics and Cooperative Business Management at Mondragon University.
Coopify is a platform co-op for connecting the NYC community with co-op service providers that is unveiling its Friends and Family Launch at Platform Cooperativism this year. When you purchase services through Coopify, you support local providers, receive a better quality of service, and can expect higher accountability from long-term relationships. Ecomundo Cleaning Cooperative, United Handymen, Sunset Scholars Tutoring Cooperative, Trusty Amigos Dog Walking and Pet Care Cooperative, are among the first pioneering cooperatives to launch America’s first cooperative home services app. From house-cleaning to dog-walking to handymen, New York city residents have a unique opportunity to purchase services online that both meet their own needs while moving their neighborhoods towards a socially just economy. With Coopify, you can enter the details of your specific needs and get help connecting with a service provider working in your neighborhood. Booking and payment are handled online with funds going directly to local co-ops including convenient options for building long-term relationships with caring workers. With Coopify, you can help build a local, just economy.