Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown, Charity Schmidt from University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives and Madison Cooperative Development Coalition joins us to talk about cooperatives and her work helping cooperatives develop!
More on Madison Cooperative Development Coalition: http://www.mcdcmadison.org/
More on UW-Madison Center for Cooperatives: https://uwcc.wisc.edu/
- Information on the project with Nehemiah and Gener8tor: http://www.mcdcmadison.org/2021/10/12/nehemiah-gener8tor-con-espanol/
- Coop 101 Presentation coming up April 20th at 6:30 at the at Pinney Branch Library: https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/worker-co-ops-101-1247601
As a cooperative development specialist at the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, Charity provides technical assistance to start-up co-ops and facilitates outreach efforts to cooperators and community-based organizations. She coordinates the work of the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition (MCDC), the City of Madison’s funded initiative to form worker cooperatives that address income inequality and racial disparities by creating living-wage and sustainable jobs. She takes pride in creating spaces for co-op education and coordination, building relationships between entrepreneurs and community organizations, and contributing to community-driven economic development in Madison.