become a member-owner today!!

Café Sankofa Cooperative is owned, controlled, and used by member-owners. These individuals are invested in helping to maintain a sustainable and thriving cooperative in the South Side community.
Cooperatives are owned and democratically controlled by the people they serve. Being a member-owner is the best way to ensure that Café Sankofa Cooperative continues to meet the needs of the local South Side community-- and stays in the South Side community. There are several member-owner types:
Benefits to becoming a member-owner of Café Sankofa Cooperative include (ALL members receive):
  • 10% Discount on all Café purchases
  • One Free Fitness Class per Month
  • Access to rent the facility for public and private events
  • Eligibility to run for Board of Directors
  • Eligibility to participate in committees and to attend regular Board meetings
  • Investor Dividends**
Premium Members:
  • 10% Discount on all Café Sankofa sponsored events
  • 10% Discount on Event Space Rentals with priority scheduling
Business/Vendor Members:
  • Partner with Café Sankofa to sell services and/or merchandise in the space-- during the Café hours and during other vendor focused events. They will receive regular promotion in all Café Sankofa media and print publications. They will be featured businesses/vendors on the Café Sankofa website.
Investor and Donor Members:
  • Members at this level will be highlighted and on public display in Café Sankofa and names will be included in a regular publication of the Café Sankofa Cooperative. They receive all of the member benefits and are considered the Advisory Committee to the Board of DIrectors.
Click the button below to be redirected to our patreon site where you can fill out a member-owner application and process your payment all in one place!
**Cooperatives return to their members a percentage of net profit from owner activity at the end of each fiscal year. these dividends are distributed based on the total amount each individual owner invests/spends at the cooperative throughout the fiscal year. At the close of the fiscal year, the Board of Directors votes on the Treasurer's recommendation for investor dividends, and dividends are then distributed to members based on the previous year's results. Some years the cooperative will have enough net profit to return a portion to member-owners, some years it might not.

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