NASCO Newsletter - March 2017
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News & Updates


NASCO is hiring!

Think you have what it takes to work at NASCO? We are hiring a new Director of Operations. This position provides administrative and organizational support to keep staff and board running smoothly. Apply by March 19th.

Spring Board Update from NASCO Properties

The NASCO Properties board met last month in Athens, OH, location of two Student Cooperative Organization houses. Fifteen cooperators representing 11 organizations shared insights and troubles from their co-ops, and visited the members of The Vine and Firehouse. Read more here.

Paid Summer Internships

Looking for a summer gig? From working at farmers markets, to developing sustainable systems, to cooperative financial planning– you'll be sure to learn something new this summer in our Cooperative Internship Network– and we've just added more positions this week! We are accepting applications through March 26th.

City of Montréal gives $500,000 to Student Co-op

Talks between UTILE and the city have been going on for almost four years, but the city of Montreal is officially putting $500,000 toward Concordia Student Union's Cooperative Housing Project. Read the full story here.

NASCO endorses the M4BL

In holding cooperative values of democracy, equality, and concern for community, NASCO recognizes we have a shared struggle with all oppressed people; collective liberation will be a product of all of our work.

NASCO now a member of Power Shift Network

We are committed to empowering young people to work collectively in the fight for justice. We believe we are stronger together and can offer mutual support and solidarity to build a clean, resilient, and cooperative future for all people. More about Power Shift here.

Community Engagement Position in Canada

Waterloo Cooperative Residences Inc (WCRI) is looking for a new Community Engagement Coordinator. WCRI is the largest student housing co-op in Canada. More info on applying here.

Member Spotlight


Jam House - Minneapolis, MN

Photos taken by NASCO Staff, Daniel Miller, on a visit to Jam House last month.
"Jam House is a six-member housing cooperative in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN, primarily occupied by folks identifying as queer and/or trans. In addition to food-sharing as a foundational value, we also put significant effort into hospitality, opening our home to friends to share meals with, hosting overnights guests, and offering our communal spaces to local artists, healers, and organizers."
— Nat Locke, current Jam House resident

Co-op Educational Resources


Workshop Kit: "Cooperative Principles and Values"

The workshop is intended to promote a deeper understanding of cooperative foundations, principles and values.

Workshop Kit: "Dismantling Rape Culture"

This workshop is intended to help explain rape culture and elements of patriarchy, develop language that helps us all handle situations where these issues arise, make our community more inclusive and safe through providing tools and language for community members, and build capacity and confidence to have healthy relationships and communication.

Upcoming Events


WestCo 2017

WestCo, an annual conference for members of cooperatives in the Western United States and Canada, will be held this year in Davis, CA from April 14-16th. WestCo is a space for local cooperators to build community and attend educational workshops and social events.

NASCO's Staff and Managers Conference 2017

Designed to meet the needs of staff and managers of campus-based housing co-ops, this year's Staff & Managers Conference will be held in Montréal, Québec on May 23-24th.

Multiply & Mobilize: A Webinar Series hosted by AORTA

3/30/17, 4/27/17, 5/25/17

CO-UP: A Community Teach-in for Cultivating Economic Justice


CooperationWorks!: The Art and Science of Cooperative Development

4/10/17 - 4/13/17

2017 California Co-op Conference

4/28/17 - 4/29/17

Transform Montréal

4/29/17 - 4/30/17

“The biggest thing that comes with ownership, you feel you have more stability.”— Janssen Hang

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