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Welcome to Cafe Sankofa Cooperative

Supporting Syracuse's Southside community in health, wellness, and access to culture. 

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Our Mission

At Cafe Sankofa, our mission is to provide our neighbors with new avenues to health and wellness in all its forms - physical, mental, and spiritual.


We believe communities know best how to uplift themselves, so we've organized as a volunteer-run wellness cooperative and provide programming based on the Southside community's needs and wants.

What we offer

Access to fresh food

Via Cafe Sankofa, a weekly farmers' market, Food Sense program, and free food giveaways.

Yoga & movement classes

We offer classes in yoga and meditation for all levels, plus fitness offerings like Zumba and other kinds of exercise.


Our space is available to our members to use for community-oriented events in line with our mission.

Community resource hub


Information about local resources and events, free library project, and more.


Educational workshops, community led panel discussions, holiday celebrations, and more.

Get involved


Become a member of our cooperative

The best way to support Cafe Sankofa Cooperative is to become a part of our organization. As a member, you have a say in the kind of programming we offer, access to our community space, and the ability to join our board of directors.


Donate to support our mission

Protect your local community. Cafe Sankofa Cooperative is a volunteer-run cooperative funded by the donations of our community members. Local giving, keeps us here & provides support for our programming that enhances community



Join us as a

Volunteer where it's needed. We're always looking for help with maintenance, events and programming. Sign up to volunteer today and we'll contact you!

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Upcoming Events

Check out all of our upcoming events and programming on our calendar

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