an organic, free-range network of friends who spread friendliness in Northeast LA + beyond! The coop began by accident when Cat Moore, a Mother Clucker (catalyst) in the Coop, began getting to know people in her neighborhood Starbucks while pregnant with her son. After 25 years of loneliness, Cat found herself fostering connections among thousands of diverse locals, relationships that spilled out of the cafe and took on a life of their own.
everywhere you find friendliness! we began connecting in LA but have spread across the U.S.
through intentional micro-gestures of presence and friendliness, we hatch connections, incubate community, and let fly organic collaborations and often become "framily" in supposed social wastelands.
Weekly gatherings for local writers, artists, musicians, and producers to work on their projects in the company of other kind creatives.
Two-way Ted Talks (co-learning salons) facilitated by neighbors who each have something worthwhile to share in their own style and own voice.
Seasonal Art-Music-Education Market that fosters community among neighbors, supports local creatives, and integrates local businesses.
Seasonal Living Room Event for up to 8 locals to build relationship and cultivate empathy through the simple act of sharing their backstories.
Monthly Support Incubator for up to 6 women who lead relationally.
Friendly 1-on-1 coffee chats to work out where you're at and where you want to move in your projects and relationships.
"It's because of Cat and this community that I'm starting to hug people.” — Jaded Screenwriter
"My life has changed in just a few months. Even my employees are noticing that I've become more patient because of this community.” -- Global Entrepreneur
"Cat has the antidote to loneliness, and it starts by caring.” -- Art Teacher
"Not all of us have parents who are supportive or come from communities where arts are valued or supported. I feel like there's a refuge here."
"It's because of this community that I feel OK to be in my own skin and called up to be the best version of myself.”
-- Special Education Teacher
"This community is like a lighthouse that helps you know where the shore is— knowing that people are there in the difficult times." -- Filmmaker
"I've lived in LA for 16 years, and this is the first time that I found a place where I feel like I belong and I feel like people are like me.” --Activist
"I didn't have any friends when I moved to LA and I was quite sad at the time. The thing Cat's doing is just so tremendously valuable, and I didn't realize before I met her how important community is. It's really changed my life and other peoples' lives.”
“If everyone were like this, there would be no war.” —Lawyer