TESA has collaborated on projects ranging from building year long and nationwide programs to documentaries, conferences, interactive webinars, board games, handbooks, cooperative academies, community-based initiatives, and so much more! We've worked with some of the best co-op educators and social justice organizations out there.

  • From conception, to design, implementation, and follow-up support, TESA's approach is professional, collaborative, focused on the participants' experiences, and well-informed by theory and practical know-how.
    Cooperative Development Institute
  • TESA's work was consistent, enthusiastic and contributed greatly to an educational and engaging day. Excellent supplemental materials were also provided.
    In Solidarity With (Im)migrants
  • TESA did an excellent job. They had an interactive, hands-on workshop that used the principles of democratic education.
    Omar Dahi, PhD, economics professor at Hampshire College
  • Not only did TESA give all the trainers workshops, they also reviewed my drafts and took time to talk with me individually. In the end, I learned and grew a great deal in learning the basics of participatory education.
    Esther West
  • If it weren't for the good folks at TESA, our Coop Academy wouldn't be half as intensive and amazing as it is. TESA did an incredible job working with each of our trainers to make sure that all of the workshops were lively and flowed together.
    Green Worker Cooperatives
  • TESA was an essential part of rebuilding the co-op academy program. As a result, participants rated the workshops very highly on being engaging. TESA deserves much of the credit!
    Jessie Myszka, Equal Exchange
  • As an educator it was such a joy to witness my youth collaborating with each other while opening up to a new facilitator.
    Mim Shafer, Youth Action Coalition
  • When it comes to curricula and workshop development, we trust that TESA will do a great job in working with us to come up with fun, interactive, and thought-provoking activities.
    War Resisters League
  • The team is creative, intelligent and well-rounded. It has been a pleasure to work with TESA and that is why we decided to hire them for another component of our project.
    Center for Family Life
  • I have had the pleasure of collaborating with TESA on several projects over the course of the last couple years, and I have continually found them to be an utter delight to work with. Their commitment to social and economic justice, their passion for participatory and democratic education, and their overall integrity set them apart from many other educators and consultants.
    Morgan Crawford, Director of Education, North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO)
  • The workshop was also a good reminder of how important it is to ground my work in educational strategies that challenge power structures and view everyone as both a learner and a teacher.
    Madeleine Gorman
  • TESA created engaging lessons with easy to follow lesson plans, and really understood the goals of our program. They made the process of making lessons and teaching them smooth and fun. I appreciated that they were reliable, enthusiastic, great listeners, and very creative. The lessons they created are interactive and build progressively - our students really engage with the content and leave better connected to the ideas and each other.
    Mieka Briejer, Pinchot University
  • The numbers speak for themselves. 100 events in every region of the continental US. TESA delivers.
    Eric DeLuca, NCBA
  • TESA is absolutely terrific to work with… I really appreciated their willingness to work in a collaborative fashion to meet our needs. They developed a menu of exercises that are creative, participatory and effective. It’s clear that TESA has a great depth of experience and expertise, coupled with good listening skills and sensitivity to the complexity of our training needs. In short, they were a real pleasure to work with. I highly recommend TESA to anyone who is interested developing great training materials.
    Emily Kawano, Wellspring Collaborative

Selected Portfolio

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TESA Works with Pinchot University to Create Cooperative Business Curriculum

TESA worked with the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Pinchot University to adapt and build their existing business curriculum into a worker-cooperative business curriculum. This partnership lead to the creation of an extensive worker …

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Creating NASCO’s Online Video Resource Library

TESA worked with the North American Students for Cooperation to build a free online video series that focuses on cooperative education on topics ranging from the Fair Housing Act to democratic meeting facilitation skills.

Challenges …

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TESA Works with CFL to Develop City Wide Train-the-Trainers Program in NYC

Challenges faced
CFL approached TESA for assistance in developing the curriculum, assignments, and an interactive handbook for their co-op incubator training.  Their co-op incubator training works with community based organizations and helps them develop the skills …

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A Year Long Program Connecting Campuses and Cooperatives

TESA worked with the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) to create the Cooperative Teach-In: a program during 2012 (the International Year of Cooperatives) that connected learning communities and campuses around the country with nearby cooperatives …

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Using Democratic Education to Strengthen Democratic Workplaces

Equal Exchange‘s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound. As a worker-owned business, they foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate the …

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Building an Eco-Friendly, Worker Co-op Academy in the Bronx

TESA worked with the Bronx-based Green Worker Cooperatives (GWC) to create a popular education curriculum for its worker co-op academy.

Challenges faced
GWC wanted to create an exciting, interactive popular education-based academy to work with people …

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Building a Nine Month Program to Launch Cooperatives in Rural Connecticut

The Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) is the Northeast’s center for cooperative business education, training, and technical assistance. CDI’s mission is to build a cooperative economy through the creation and development of successful cooperative …

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Own the Change: A Documentary and Education Series

We teamed up with GRITtv to make Own the Change — a short “how-to” video for people curious about starting co-ops.

Looking for ways to share the film with your audience? We have a guide …

Updates from TESA

  • From conception, to design, implementation, and follow-up support, TESA's approach is professional, collaborative, focused on the participants' experiences, and well-informed by theory and practical know-how.
    Cooperative Development Institute
  • TESA's work was consistent, enthusiastic and contributed greatly to an educational and engaging day. Excellent supplemental materials were also provided.
    In Solidarity With (Im)migrants
  • TESA did an excellent job. They had an interactive, hands-on workshop that used the principles of democratic education.
    Omar Dahi, PhD, economics professor at Hampshire College
  • Not only did TESA give all the trainers workshops, they also reviewed my drafts and took time to talk with me individually. In the end, I learned and grew a great deal in learning the basics of participatory education.
    Esther West
  • If it weren't for the good folks at TESA, our Coop Academy wouldn't be half as intensive and amazing as it is. TESA did an incredible job working with each of our trainers to make sure that all of the workshops were lively and flowed together.
    Green Worker Cooperatives
  • TESA was an essential part of rebuilding the co-op academy program. As a result, participants rated the workshops very highly on being engaging. TESA deserves much of the credit!
    Jessie Myszka, Equal Exchange
  • As an educator it was such a joy to witness my youth collaborating with each other while opening up to a new facilitator.
    Mim Shafer, Youth Action Coalition
  • When it comes to curricula and workshop development, we trust that TESA will do a great job in working with us to come up with fun, interactive, and thought-provoking activities.
    War Resisters League
  • The team is creative, intelligent and well-rounded. It has been a pleasure to work with TESA and that is why we decided to hire them for another component of our project.
    Center for Family Life
  • I have had the pleasure of collaborating with TESA on several projects over the course of the last couple years, and I have continually found them to be an utter delight to work with. Their commitment to social and economic justice, their passion for participatory and democratic education, and their overall integrity set them apart from many other educators and consultants.
    Morgan Crawford, Director of Education, North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO)
  • The workshop was also a good reminder of how important it is to ground my work in educational strategies that challenge power structures and view everyone as both a learner and a teacher.
    Madeleine Gorman
  • TESA created engaging lessons with easy to follow lesson plans, and really understood the goals of our program. They made the process of making lessons and teaching them smooth and fun. I appreciated that they were reliable, enthusiastic, great listeners, and very creative. The lessons they created are interactive and build progressively - our students really engage with the content and leave better connected to the ideas and each other.
    Mieka Briejer, Pinchot University
  • The numbers speak for themselves. 100 events in every region of the continental US. TESA delivers.
    Eric DeLuca, NCBA
  • TESA is absolutely terrific to work with… I really appreciated their willingness to work in a collaborative fashion to meet our needs. They developed a menu of exercises that are creative, participatory and effective. It’s clear that TESA has a great depth of experience and expertise, coupled with good listening skills and sensitivity to the complexity of our training needs. In short, they were a real pleasure to work with. I highly recommend TESA to anyone who is interested developing great training materials.
    Emily Kawano, Wellspring Collaborative