The NASCO Cooperative Hall of Fame, created in 1989, honors the best of our movement. Our hope is to use the Hall of Fame as a means for NASCO member co-ops to provide broader recognition to individuals who have had a truly significant impact.
As a member of the NASCO community, you may have knowledge of someone past or present who is deserving of recognition. Nominations can honor people that perhaps should have been recognized long ago: a co-op founder, a long-time member or employee or any other significant contributor. We are also eager to show that current members and staff can have a similar impact on their cooperatives, so we make a special effort to induct some individuals who are current or recent 'movers and shakers'.
A committee of NASCO board members, advisors, and former honorees will select inductees to the Hall of Fame for 2017. The induction ceremony will take place on the Saturday evening of NASCO Institute, November 11, 2017.
Nomination forms must be returned by September 15, 2017 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the NASCO Office at: NASCO, 1100 W Cermak Rd #514 Chicago, IL 60608.
North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO) is accepting applications for the position of Director of Education.
Established in 1968 by members of student housing cooperatives, NASCO is a bi-national membership association of non-profit cooperatives in the US and Canada. With nearly 60 member cooperatives representing 3,000 cooperators, NASCO is governed by three separate boards and is served by five staff focusing on distinct program areas: Education; Development; Property management; Community engagement; and Operations.
NASCO operates using a non-hierarchical management structure, and this position will be joining the consensus-based staff collective after a probationary period of three months. All staff collective members are expected to actively participate in the management of the organization.
The Director of Education (DE) is responsible for developing, managing, and implementing NASCO’s educational programs.
The MSU Student Housing Cooperative is hosting an Americorps VISTA in coordination with the Power of We Consortium in Ingham County, Michigan. They are seeking an individual to join the MSU team for a year to increase the quality of living, financial stability, and economic opportunities to Ingham County residents through Cooperative Housing and resource-sharing.
This is a paid, one-year-long AmeriCorps position. The full position description is attached below. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to email@example.com. Applicants will also be required to submit an application to AmeriCorps VISTA for approval here.
Solar Community Housing Association (SCHA) in Davis, CA is hiring for two full-time staff positions working with cooperative housing communities on the UC Davis campus. Responsibilities for both positions include standard property management tasks such as collecting rent, move-out walkthroughs, and signing leases with residents. These property management positions are open until filled and they are looking for folks who can start ASAP. To appy to either position, email aresume and cover letter to the SCHA Hiring Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title you are applying to in the subject.
Last weekend, 68 cooperators from along the West Coast convened in Davis, CA for WestCo. This year’s conference was organized by members of the Solar Community Housing Association. NASCO staff presented trainings on anti-oppression, The Fair Housing Act and facilitation in co-ops.
Some other popular workshops from the weekend included workshops about collective visioning and the future of coops, self-care for activists, and a hands on planting workshop at J Street Co-op. Other weekend highlights included a POC Caucus, a tour of The Sustainable Living and Learning Community at UC Davis, a garden party at the Domes, DIY screenprinting, and numerous home-cooked potluck meals. Challenging questions were discussed, new connections were fostered, and some good jams were enjoyed by all!