Community and Economic Development

Despite its recent popularity, Red Hook remains one of Brooklyn’s most unequal communities, with families earning $17,000 per year living next to households making $70,000. Witnessing the growing inequality in the community and persistence of unemployment and low wage jobs, disproportionately concentrated in the Red Hook’s African-American and Latino residents, rethinking prevailing economic development models is urgent.

We are working towards a new community development framework rooted in creating democratic workplaces, broadening ownership of capital and asset generation, equitable and inclusive growth, and environmental sustainability.

Our work centers on:

Worker Cooperative Development

Community Business and Freelancer Organizing

Community Events

Free Computer Training