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File #: 61937    Version: 1 Name: Cooperative in Development Funds - Get it Right Educators Cooperative
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2020 In control: Economic Development Division
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Enactment date: 9/21/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00671
Title: Resolution approving up to $10,000 in cooperative in development funds for Get It Right Educators Cooperative.
Sponsors: Rebecca Kemble
Attachments: 1. Get It Right - Cooperative In Development Mini-Grant Proposal MCDC.pdf

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution approves a $10,000 disbursement from the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition (MCDC) to Get it Right Educators Cooperative. The $10,000 is a part of the $250,000 that was awarded to the MCDC by adopted RES-19-00578 (File ID 56676) in 2019, which was funded by the Economic Development Division's Cooperative Enterprise Development capital program. No additional City appropriation is required.

Title

Resolution approving up to $10,000 in cooperative in development funds for Get It Right Educators Cooperative.

Body

WHEREAS, the Common Council approved the 2020 Budget that included continued funding for the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition’s work with the Worker Cooperative Enterprise Program.

 

WHEREAS, Get It Right Educators’ Cooperative is a worker-owned cooperative that provides educational staff to democratically-committed schools and learning spaces. Get It Right will provide trained, certified, and licensed educators at all levels of learning institutions, from administrators and teaching staff, to educational support and office staff.

 

WHEREAS, As a majority-minority-owned cooperative founded by one woman, a Latinx man, a Blackman, and a white man, Get It Right is seeking to build a multi-racial collective for action. Built on the #TeacherPowered model where administrative duties are shared amongst the entire co-op, Get It Right likewise shares the resources that would otherwise go to the administrators at the top of the pay scale.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Economic Development Division staff is authorized to approve up to $10,000 of in cooperative in development funds for Get It Right Educators Cooperative Alliance creating strong worker cooperatives in the City of Madison.