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We're Hiring a Director of Operations

NASCO is accepting applications for the position of Director of Operations. Please forward this posting to your networks and apply online by Friday, October 29, 2021. Our current Director of Operations, Katherine Jennings, will be staying with NASCO in a newly created position as our Director of Leadership Development.
Learn more. 

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Join the NASCO Board of Directors

NASCO Board Nominations are open through November 21, 2021. NASCO directors play a key role in a bi-national organization that develops new cooperatives, manages common equity houses, and reaches thousands of cooperators in the U.S. and Canada with cooperative education! 
Learn more.

Reminder for NASCO Members:
Choose Your Delegate for the AGM!

Friendly reminder to choose a member from your co-op to be your representative at the NASCO Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November during NASCO Institute. AGM delegates will receive a reduction in their NASCO Institute registration fees (1 per co-op) and will vote on behalf of their co-op. 


Members in the News

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OSCA Reopens, Hoping to Preserve Institutional Memory

After temporarily closing its doors during the pandemic, the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) has resumed housing and dining operations. Harkness House member Tal Clower says, "It’s so important that we make first- and second-years aware of OSCA because it gives people a sense of place — a special community that makes you feel like you belong.” Read the full story.

Movement News

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Be Your Own Boss: The Rise of Worker Co-ops, a Photo-Essay

"Given today’s epic income inequality and tremendous corporate consolidation and union-busting, with the work that is actually available increasingly unstable and episodic, it’s no wonder that the people are drawn to a model that gives them back some power."  Read the full story.
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Housing and climate change: the co-ops pioneering green solutions

A look at some of the housing co-ops around the world which are working to tackle climate change, including a feature of NASCO members Riverton Community Housing! Read the full story. 

Sponsor Spotlight: New Economy Coalition

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Shout out to the New Economy Coalition for making NASCO Institute possible this year by sponsoring our Cooperation Among Cooperatives course track. The New Economy Coalition is a coalition of 200+ organizations (including NASCO!) building the solidarity economy in the U.S. and showing that another world is not only possible — it’s already happening. We highly recommend joining their bimonthly newsletter, The New Economy Roundup, to get highlights from 200+ members and many others building solidarity economies around the world.

Upcoming Events

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NASCO Institute!
November 11-14, 2021 | Virtual

Have you registered yet? Join hundreds of community and student housing co-op staff, members, and supporters to network with co-op movement leaders, learn co-op skills basics, caucus with individuals of shared identities, explore the relationship between mutual aid and co-ops, and brainstorm solutions to shared challenges! Register Here.
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Students for Zero Waste Conference
November 5-7 | Virtual

Join The Post Landfill Network for a weekend of connecting with students, activists, and community members around the country. Choose from student-led workshops, professional trainings, activity sessions, affinity group meet-ups, and panels covering topics related to waste and environmental justice. Learn more and register here. 

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