News and Updates

March 23, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that our 2015 Annual Report has been sent to print and will soon be mailed out. We’re excited to share this report with you.

March 15, 2016

The Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) in Oberlin, OH, is currently hiring a Financial Manager Intern (June 2016-December 2016, 32 hours/week), with potential for longer term employment. Applications are due April 11, 2016.

March 9, 2016

NASCO's Cooperative Internship Network is officially accepting applications for summer interns, due by Wednesday, March 23rd! NASCO's Cooperative Internship Network connects talented cooperators and cooperative organizations. Since the 1980s, this program has provided meaningful cooperative employment to subsequent generations of talented leaders. Visit this page for more information, and apply today! If you have any questions, contact Morgan Crawford at morgan@nasco.coop.

March 9, 2016

Registration is now open for NASCO's annual Staff & Managers Conference, which will take place in Boulder, Colorado on April 27-28, 2016. A full event program and registration details may be accessed here.

This conference is a cooperative education and training program that is designed specifically to meet the needs of staff and managers of campus-based housing cooperatives. The conference serves as a collective learning forum that strives to empower campus co-op managers from across Canada and the United States. Conference participants share ideas through workshops, discussions, and informal networking. Please direct questions to: morgan@nasco.coop.

February 29, 2016
WestCo, an annual conference for members of cooperatives in the Western United States and Canada, will be held this year in Santa Barbara, CA from April 15th through 17th. WestCo is a space for local cooperators to build community, attend educational workshops and social events, and celebrate their common interests and experiences. This year’s conference is organized by members of the Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative. The event program, logistics, and registration are posted here.
February 18, 2016

The Michigan State University Student Housing Cooperative in East Lansing, MI, is seeking a part-time (25-35 hours per week) Financial Coordinator/Bookkeeper. Applications are due by March 2nd, 2016. For a job description and details on how to apply, visit this page.

February 2, 2016
We are excited to welcome eight new directors to the NASCO Board. Four of them will be serving full three-year terms, while two will be serving two-year terms and two will be serving one-year terms. These shorter terms are filling the remainders of terms that were vacated by board member resignations. 
February 2, 2016

NASCO's Cooperative Internship Network is officially accepting host applications for 2016 internship positions, due by Sunday, February 28th! Whatever the size or type of your organization, we encourage you to take part in this opportunity to expand your support team.

The NASCO Cooperative Internship Network allows cooperatives and other organizations to directly market internships to cooperative youth through NASCO's membership and networks without the hassle of a traditional intern hiring process.

Visit this page for more information, or join us for an Information Session on February 3rd or 12th. If you have any questions, contact Morgan Crawford at morgan@nasco.coop.

February 2, 2016

The NASCO Staff & Managers Conference will take place in Boulder, Colorado on April 27-28, 2016. A full event program and registration details will be posted on our website in early 2016.

This conference is a cooperative education and training program that is designed specifically to meet the needs of staff and managers of campus-based housing cooperatives. The conference serves as a collective learning forum that strives to empower campus co-op managers from across Canada and the United States. Conference participants share ideas through workshops, discussions, and informal networking. Please direct questions to: morgan@nasco.coop.

February 2, 2016

Across the country students, faculty, staff and communities are organizing Next System Teach-Ins because they're tired of the status quo and want to be part of building a new more equitable, democratic and sustainable future. It's only been a month since launching this initiative and already hundreds have signed up to take part and 12 official teach-ins are in the works with many more to come.

From New York to Seattle, Detroit to Santa Barbara, communities are gearing up to explore system change and plot the next steps their community can take to deepen ties between existing projects and movements, as well as spark new initiatives based on each campus or community's needs.

Recognizing that problems like mass incarceration, climate change, student debt and growing inequality are problems of system design, the Next System Teach-Ins will provide a forum for discussion, debate and community building around concrete, systemic solutions.