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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

Impactful People.

As we continue to grow our partnerships and individuals wot impact the work we do day to day with youth we want to take the time to acknoledge those who make the work we do possible.

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