Latinx people have long been an influential and integral part of the U.S. cooperative movement. Several Latinx-led organizations, such as Prospera in Oakland and Green Worker Cooperatives in the Bronx, have strongly influenced activity and models of cooperatives in their own localities and nationally. Furthermore, individual cooperative members who identify as Latinx bring their own unique contributions to the cooperative movement.
The objective of this research is to recognize and better understand Latinx cooperatives in the United States today, as well as to begin contextualizing them within the broader Latinx socio-economic context in the United States. While far from being the only research involving Latinx businesses and cooperatives in the U.S., this is the first compilation of Latinx cooperatives of all co-op types and sectors in the U.S.