News and Updates

Registration Open: WestCo, April 15-17, 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.

Job Opening - MSU Student Housing Cooperative seeks a Financial Coordinator/Bookkeeper

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.

NASCO Board Election Results

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. 

Cooperative Internship Network - Now Accepting Host Applications

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.

Next System Teach-Ins

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.

Requests for Content from Five Cooperative Conferences

Is your inner-cooperative-educator looking for a creative outlet? Do you have an academic paper about co-ops that you’re hoping to share with the world? Check out these Requests for Proposals from various upcoming co-op conferences:

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