Jeanee Wright, our Housing Program Specialist in CDI’s NEROC Program, shares how empowering affordable housing residents enables them to meet their needs—and what more we can do to support them.
“We all agreed that we ate like kings and queens, learned some valuable skills, and came home with a lot of great information,” says participant Bill Hodgkins, a board member who lives at Wardtown Cooperative.
October is International Co-op Month, and people are invited to attend a celebration that recognizes the latest achievements of two cooperatives in Lewiston-Auburn. The event will begin Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 3pm with a ribbon cutting for 145 Pierce
Rock City Roasters owner Susanne Ward of Rockland, Maine, never intended to spend her career as a business owner. Instead she describes Rock City’s success as a happy accident that owes a lot to the passion and commitment of her
Family-owned businesses don’t often stay family-owned for long. Not many businesses have a strong succession plan, and family-owned businesses are no exception. Most are unlikely to remain family-owned as a 2014 study found. 56 percent of family business owners are
Four New American farmer-owners are launching New Roots Cooperative Farm, a 30-acre farm on College St. in Lewiston that will be the first New American cooperative farm in Maine. The four farmer-owners of New Roots–Mohamed Abukar, Batula Ismail, Seynab Ali,
Meet Cathy, the Cooperative Development Institute’s new answerwoman! She can take on any co-op questions you might have, big or small. Today we address the questions: “How can co-ops benefit immigrant/New American workers?” See all of Cathy’s answers and ask
Many thanks to Stephen Betts of the Bangor Daily News for his article today on the recent purchase by residents of two mobile home parks in and near Rockland, Maine. The Cooperative Development Institute is proud to have brought the total
The residents of Sunset Terrace Mobile Home Park in Rockland and residents of Sunset Acres Mobile Home Park in Thomaston recently secured funding support from the Genesis Community Loan Fund in Brunswick, Camden National Bank in Camden, and Maine State
New Roots Cooperative Farm has secured a new 30-acre farm in Lewiston, Maine, with support from Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) and Land for Good. MFT and New Roots intend to develop an agreement that will allow the farmers to purchase