With the support of NASCO board member Jennifer Scott, we made a significant dent this month in our long-term project to digitize our historical archives. While we still have boxes of documents left to scan, we’d like to share some of our progress. We’ve uncovered a lot of old NASCO publications, many of them published and laid out by hand, files on our members dating back several decades, conference materials, and other resources. We’ve included several of these finds in our Shared Resource Library for your curiosity and enjoyment.
The Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC) at the University of Michigan is hiring two full-time positions! Please see the hiring announcements linked below for more information.
These positions are filled as of Spring 2015.
The Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) in Berkeley, California is hiring! Please follow the links below for more information:
We are very pleased to welcome Rek Kwawer to the NASCO staff. Rek will be serving as NASCO's Director of Operations, and will be working full time beginning the first week of July. Rek brings experience in large and small coops, student and non-student coops, and coop development. Rek previously served as the Member Services Coordinator for the Madison Community Cooperative.
This month, NASCO staff provided on-site training support in Davis, CA to over 70 WestCo participants; began hiring a new Director of Operations; held their annual staff retreat in order to plan for the upcoming year’s events, programs, and member services; attended the annual Cooperative Hall of Fame to honor our heroes and dedicated leaders; continued preparing for the 2014 Staff and Managers Conference; continued preparing for NASCO Institute 2014; published a Request for Proposals to create a new housing co-op; and continued to assist the Lamont Street Collective in Washington D.C. in their development project.
The NASCO Board is participating in an Anti-Oppression Audit of our organization, facilitated by members of the AORTA Collective, and is continuing to prepare for its June board meeting in Chicago, which will be concurrent with the other two NASCO Family Boards’ meetings.