The women behind Dahlia Green Cleaning Services will celebrate the completion of Cooperation Texas’ start-up course through the Cooperative Business Institute (CBI) in a graduation ceremony and launch party:
When: Friday, June 1st, 7-10pm
Where: 5604 Manor Rd.
Dahlia, which grew out of a collaboration between Cooperation Texas and the Workers Defense Project (WDP), will be the first worker-owned green cleaning cooperative in Texas. In the CBI course, Eva Marroquin, Cyndi Jimenez, Maria Munoz, Lorena Hernandez and Brenda Jimenez learned the history, principles and values of worker cooperatives, along with the legal, organizational and business essentials needed to effectively manage their co-op. Now, after months of shaping every detail of their cooperative, these five incredible women are ready to create a new model for the cleaning industry in Austin that puts people and the planet first!
The ceremony, which will mark both the end of the training and the launch of the new cooperative, will also feature craft beer from Black Star Co-op, donuts from Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery and music from WDP’s resident DJ, Brayan Antonio Castro. To RSVP on Facebook, CLICK HERE.