ARLINGTON, Va. and NEW YORK, May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Co-ops have real power to transform structurally disinvested communities into strong, vibrant places of opportunity. Through Capital Impact Partners’ Co-op Innovation Award, three cooperative organizations have the chance to create systemic change in their communities. For the fifth annual Co-op Innovation Award, Capital Impact Partners and The Workers Lab partnered to award grants totaling $50,000 to the Independent Drivers Guild and Centro de Trabajadores Unidos: United Workers’ Center, and to award a $50,000 grant to CLEAN Carwash. These awards recognize organizations leading initiatives that address workers’ rights as well as wealth building and asset creation for immigrant workers.
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