Our community

COOP is a boisterous and diverse community of 40 cohorts and over 500 apprentices and alumni.

 

First-generation

We know that finding meaningful, upwardly mobile work is difficult for any college grad. We also know that *being first* in your family makes this journey even harder and more mystifying. We're proud to be majority first-gen, and we're committed to staying that way.
 
“America is not some fragile thing. We are large, in the words of Whitman, containing multitudes. We are boisterous and diverse and full of energy, perpetually young in spirit.”
— President Obama in Selma, 2015
 

Race & Ethnicity

We're also proud to reflect the diversity of our main university partners—CUNY and SFSU—and the metro areas they serve.
 

Gender

We have a solid mix of women and men, broadly reflective of higher college graduation rates among women.