L.A. Co-op LaAcademy

We are growing a network of worker-owned cooperatives.
Welcome to the future of work.

On-Line Self-Paced Courses

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NEW Foldable Guides 

Do you prefer learning materials that you can have and hold? These concise paper guides are a great complement to our online How to Start a Worker Cooperative course.

Build collective confidence to launch your co-op

Learn together with your founding team

Build the practical skills you need to start a worker-owned business at a pace that is right for your team.

Live office hours with our faculty

Got questions? Need a sounding board? L.A. based co-ops can schedule an office hour with members of our team. 

Join a larger community of cooperators 

Become a part of a growing network of worker cooperatives.

Our courses have an after-life

Co-op projects that fit L.A. Co-op Lab priorities may be eligible for financing and on-going coaching and development.

Schedule an office hour

Whether your team is still dreaming up your co-op idea or if you are an existing business, we invite Los Angeles based teams to book a consultation with us during our office hours at any stage of your co-op's development.

What people say about us

When I decided to convert my pet care business to a worker-owned cooperative, I signed up for L.A. Co-op Lab's courses along with my team. That, along with the opportunity to join an exciting and growing community, made a big difference for us.

Bee Coleman To Be Loved, Pet Care Co-op
I took L.A. Co-op Lab's co-op class in 2019, formed a bookkeeping cooperative, and now I am a coach and trainer! They have true concern for community, they provide useful resources & tools, and they are a fun group to nerd out on cooperative ideas. I really believe cooperatives will redesign our world. See you in the Lab!
Leah Sahagun, Emerald Matriarch Agency, Bookkeeping Co-op 
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