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A vocational enrichment program for youth that creatively forms relationships and strengthens community involvement.


We envision a world where the community stewards youth, land and our social impact.​

Mission & Building Principles

Our mission is to empower Hudson Valley youth through immersive employment opportunities in sustainable agriculture, green building, and entrepreneurship.

  • We support the uniqueness, wholeness, and dignity of each person. We strive to respond to the individual needs and preferences of each youth we support and serve.

  • We enthusiastically advocate for the rights of marginalized youth so they may fully participate in and contribute to community life. This includes enjoying a secure home, education, public services, and work they find meaningful.

  • We view all human life as having equal and unconditional value. Each life should be nurtured, respected, celebrated, and fulfilled.

  • We support the life-long process of personal growth and development of all youth.

  • We will take every opportunity to offer education to others and advocate for basic civil rights.

  • We emphasize inclusiveness between our members and throughout our community efforts.

Theory of Change with The COOP

Meet The Team

Tina Dierna

Tina Dierna


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Managing Director

Emily Seawall
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Executive Director

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