Our vision

Cultivate a regenerative, and inclusive, way of living that challenges the status quo, nurturing a culture of collective ownership and care within marginalized communities, with a focus on reimagining the paradigm of how we work together towards cooperation and collective liberation.

Our mission

Walk with communities through experiential transformation by offering holistic and intentional bilingual (EN/SP) educational programs, technical assistance, coaching and facilitation on cooperative development and participatory practices. Our offerings are guided by the Solidarity Economy principles that recognize our interdependency and capacity to transform our environment. We participate in the cooperative movement through a macro and micro lens, developing our ecosystem strategically.  

We are a worker owned cooperative of experienced bilingual (Spanish/English) cooperators that center people’s needs through the art of facilitation. Our experience comes from our deep active participation in the cooperative ecosystems at the national and international levels.

Education and Training

Facilitation and Conflict Resolution

Technical Assistance


We work with

Cooperatives and Democratic Workplaces

We support your team to grow best practices for accountability, democratic participation, collective culture, worker ownership, financial literacy, and other skills to support workplace democracy.

Startups, and Traditional Businesses exploring a Conversion

We support you to build your business plan, design your democratic governance and management, open books, and explore the process of a conversion to a worker cooperative.

Non-profits and other Social Justice Organizations

We support you to grow cooperative development capacity and democratic workplace best practices for your own organization.

Past Clients

Here is a small sampling of the clients that we have worked with over the past year.

Living out principles of equity, democracy, solidarity, and care

What I’ve been especially impressed by is that cooperation is not only a principle of Colmenar’s, but a deep practice – from our generative conversations in planning meetings to working together in setting up the space for our in-person workshops.  It brings me a lot of joy knowing there’s a group like Colmenar out there channeling the wisdom of our ancestors and living out principles of equity, democracy, solidarity, and care.

Hải Võ, Organizational Nurturer/Administrative Wizard

Visualize myself as a worker-owner

I had not thought that I was already part of a cooperative and this training helped me to visualize myself not only as a worker but also as a owner of the business.


Promotoras Activas de San Francisco

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