NASCO News

 
Congratulations to the Providence East Side Association of Cooperative Housing (PEACH) and NASCO Properties for expanding into these two new co-op houses in Rhode Island! 
NASCO Properties (NP) is a 'co-op of co-ops' across the US that support each other with finances and information-sharing. Learn more about NP here
 
Thanks to our generous members, friends, and supports, NASCO reached our fundraising goal of $7,500 for Black Equity Scholarships!

Scholarships support Black cooperators to take part in NASCO's year-long Cooperative Leadership Certification program, a professional development opportunity for those who are looking to advance their role or to start their career in cooperative housing. Applications close Monday, August 24.
 

Lead a session 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. 
 
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. 

Our reading this month is Revolutionary Suicide and comes recommended via NASCO Board Director Alec Martinez. Revolutionary Suicide is an autobiography written by Huey P. Newton, co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party.

See the full reading list here.

In my time organizing on the border, I've found that it's hard to get people to actually read things. Not only do people have preciously limited time and energy to dedicate to the non-essentials, but often these works are written in the inaccessible dialect of the academic or social justice adept.

But Huey's story is familiar to those who need it most. He writes about growing up poor in a violent neighborhood, doing badly in school and eating the equivalent of cup noodles for every meal. 

Most importantly, he describes how he was able to transform his personal struggle for survival into a communal struggle for liberation. Because so many of my community members can see themselves in that first struggle, it makes it a profound tool for helping them assume the second.
 
- Alec Martinez, NASCO Board Director
 

Movement News

 
Bristol students take first steps in launching housing co-operative

An initiative to launch Bristol’s first student housing co-operative has got underway after raising sufficient funds to cover the costs of establishing itself as a legal entity.

Read the full story. 

 
 
Cooperative Resilience

How the Movement for Black Lives helped support the season for New Roots Farm Cooperative, Maine’s first immigrant-owned farming co-op.

Read the full story
or Watch the short documentary

 
 

Safe housing resources for LGBTQIA+ BIPOC folks

 
Black Remote She is compiling a list of state-by-state safe housing resources for LGBTQIA+ BIPOC folks. These resources can be any safe housing cooperatives (or general safe housing) across the country. This will soon be a new addition to the Black Remote She website: focused around providing access to safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ Black and Brown womxn and allies across the world. If you're interested in submitting housing resources, please fill out their contact form here.
 

Job Board

 
Development Track Intern
Stipend $800 for 5 hours a week for 8 weeks
NASCO, Remote

Website Developer
Foundation for Intentional Communities, Remote

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative, East Bay CA

Investment and Fundraising Director
East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative, East Bay CA

Frontline Community Fellowship
New Economy Washington, King County WA

Operations Coordinator
Democracy Collaborative, Washington DC

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

PUSH Buffalo, Buffalo NY
 
 

Upcoming Events

 
USFWC Worker Co-op Conference 
September 10-11, Free
The national convening of worker-owners, worker co-op developers, policy advocates, and supporters. In order to honor our workers and community members, this year's Worker Co-op Conference will take place online.
 
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