Share Your Knowledge at NASCO Institute

Apply to lead a session at NASCO Institute. We are seeking workshops for the following course tracks:
  • Future of cooperatives
  • Co-op Basics
  • Coming through Crisis
  • Technology in Cooperatives 
  • Applied Anti-oppression
  • Cooperation Amongst Cooperatives
  • Co-op Staff
This year, NASCO Institute will be held remotely November 5-8, 2020. Learn more about Institute here & Apply to lead a session.

Reading List for the Revolution

NASCO's Reading List for the Revolution is a compilation of articles, essays, toolkits, books, and other resources. The reading list features contributions from member co-ops, Board Directors, partner organizations, and NASCO Staff. Starting this month, the Reading List will be updated monthly with new contributions, which will be highlighted here in our newsletter.

Our recommended reading this month is Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin, and comes from NASCO Board Director and ICC Ann Arbor member Julia Selig Beltré. 

I recommend this for NASCO’s first book of the month so that we sit in the comfort and the pain to think again of the role of identities, family, race, class, responsibility, and hope to name a few. I wish that with Notes of a Native Son we discover and revisit with a more critical lens literary works and narratives that aim to speak or explain our country and our society. 

Read Julia's full review here. 

Member Updates

Top: Members at ICC Austin's Eden House are taking COVID precautions together. Also, look at all of their adorable house animals!
Left: Members at Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op's Merton's have been harvesting sunflower seeds from their sunflower patch to use for next year. 
Right: Members at Qumbya are involved in different types of activism including supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Recently, Qumbya members have been preparing and donating food to protestors and families in the south and west side of Chicago and attending various actions in socially distant ways.

Fundraiser for Black Equity Scholarships

We are calling on our community to be a part of our effort to build equitable leadership in the cooperative movement by contributing to our Black Equity Scholarship Fund for Cooperative Leadership Certification. 
Scholarships cover full tuition and $1200 stipends for four Black cooperators to take part in NASCO’s one-year Cooperative Leadership Certification program.

Contribute to the fund.

Movement News

NASCO Properties was recently featured in this Guide to Living in a Co-op published by U.S. News and World Report. The guide offers an overview of housing cooperatives and how they differ from traditional home ownership models. 

Read the full story
Up & Go is combining traditional co-op structure with the online platform and app technology of the gig economy. Learn about how The Center for Family Life, a worker cooperative owned by 51 housekeepers, is utilizing the platform.

"We are not only workers but entrepreneurs. That changed who I am and how I see myself."

Read the full story

Job Board

Workplace Democracy Project Coordinator
Sustainable Economies Law Center, Oakland CA

Cooperative Housing Specialist
Northwest Cooperative Development Center, Olympia WA

Operations Coordinator
Democracy Collaborative, Washington DC

Director of Community Development
Property Manager
Housing Justice Organizing Manager & more

PUSH Buffalo, Buffalo NY

General Coordinator
Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC, Remote
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