The Pilipino Workers Center focuses on creating programs and cooperatives like C.O.U.R.A.G.E. to quickly meet the needs of workers while building leadership to take action together for sustainable solutions to inequality.

Our team first met with PWC at the UCLA Labor Center where we talked about worker ownership during our meeting with the worker centers in 2015.

We created an introductory, one-hour workshop for the Pilipino Workers Center and C.O.U.R.A.G.E. worker owners, titled “Building Our Power Through Cooperatives,” to support their home care cooperative.

  • The pilot workshop took place in October 2015, and was designed for owners and members of the cooperative who are working to sustain and grow their business. We included slides, a short film called Own the Change, stories about co-ops, and a question and answer session.
  • The goal of the workshop was to provide the worker-owners with inspiration based upon the success of other U.S. cooperatives in the same sector, as well as facilitate a discussion about what will help C.O.U.R.A.G.E. thrive.


Pilipino Workers Center is a non-profit organization located in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles, but serves Filipinos throughout Southern California. PWC focuses on providing programs that help meet the immediate needs of workers and their families while at the same time building their leadership to take collective action for long last change.