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] was very responsive to our questions and feedback, and flexible with our evolving needs. The final product was professional, engaging, and easy to understand. The feedback from these workshops has been overwhelmingly positive, with participants eager to continue discussing topics from these classes far beyond the allotted class time. We would recommend TESA to anyone looking to create innovative and stimulating training programs.
    Mo Kantner, Candidate Services Program Manager for the NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • Co-opoly belongs in the toolbox of any cooperative developer, educator, or advocate.
    Matthew Epperson
  • 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
  • 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
  • The TESA team was a pleasure to work with, and did a great job of listening and tailoring to our needs every step of the way. Regardless of what you do, TESA is sure to have something to offer to amplify your work, build tools for collaboration, and create opportunities for education.
    Julia Ho, Solidarity Economy St. Louis

Selected Portfolio

Cooperative Financial Education Kit

People sitting around a table and playing a card game

TESA Works with Local Organizers to Build a Game about the Solidarity Economy

Collaborating with the City of New York to Create Powerful Education for New Americans Seeking Employment

TESA Works with Pinchot University to Create Cooperative Business Curriculum

NASCO Logo

Creating NASCO’s Online Video Resource Library

A Year Long Program Connecting Campuses and Cooperatives

Using Democratic Education to Strengthen Democratic Workplaces

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

Building a Nine Month Program to Launch Cooperatives in Rural Connecticut

Own the Change

Own the Change: A Documentary and Education Series

  • 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] was very responsive to our questions and feedback, and flexible with our evolving needs. The final product was professional, engaging, and easy to understand. The feedback from these workshops has been overwhelmingly positive, with participants eager to continue discussing topics from these classes far beyond the allotted class time. We would recommend TESA to anyone looking to create innovative and stimulating training programs.
    Mo Kantner, Candidate Services Program Manager for the NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • Co-opoly belongs in the toolbox of any cooperative developer, educator, or advocate.
    Matthew Epperson
  • 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
  • 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
  • The TESA team was a pleasure to work with, and did a great job of listening and tailoring to our needs every step of the way. Regardless of what you do, TESA is sure to have something to offer to amplify your work, build tools for collaboration, and create opportunities for education.
    Julia Ho, Solidarity Economy St. Louis