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Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United Inc.

New York, New York



Founded in New York City after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the restaurant-workers organization, with 8,000 members in eight locations, seeks to improve the pay and job conditions of the nation’s 10 million low-wage restaurant workers. This two-year grant supports the expansion of COLORS, a worker-owned cooperative restaurant that provides employment, job training, and a source of affordable local food to new sites in New Orleans and Washington and a second location in New York.