Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics in the Black Community

Each year, members of the African-American community begin the celebration of the holiday of Kwanzaa on December 26th. Kwanzaa is a cultural and political celebration of the lives of African-Americans and incorporates afro-centric symbols and traditions during a week-long celebration. At the heart of Kwanzaa are seven principles (Nguzo Saba) that are taught and highlighted on[…]

Gifts for Social Activists

Social Justice Gift Ideas – Appreciate the Activists in Your Life This Holiday Season with Games and Books! This holiday season, buy gifts for activists that are not just thoughtful, but also support independent artists, makers, and movements. At the TESA Collective, a worker-owned cooperative and creators of Rise Up: The Game of People and[…]

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School of Hard Knocks: An Interview with Aaron Scott of Chaplains on the Harbor

On a mission to speak with innovative, creative political educators working across the country, TESA’s Darya Marchenkova recently interviewed Aaron Scott. Aaron Scott is the organizer and co-founder of Chaplains on the Harbor, a church dedicated to good news of the poor, by the poor, for the poor in rural Grays Harbor County WA. Chaplains[…]

Introducing TESA’s Communications and Development Team

In October, the TESA Collective added two new team members, Kiah Morris and Audacia Ray, to co-lead our communications strategy and development work. A cooperative business is a living, breathing thing, and this summer as we said goodbye to David while Darya transitioned to direct client work. We took stock of what TESA needs to[…]

Co-opoly is back!

Co-opoly is back! Co-opoly, The Game of Cooperatives is back and better than before! TESA Collective recently announced the triumphant return of the collaborative, strategic game that teaches the practical skills needed to run a co-op.  Test your business acumen and work as a team to create a thriving cooperative. First launched in 2011, Co-opoly[…]

TESA is hiring a Development and Communications Coordinator

About TESA The TESA Collective (The Toolbox for Education and Social Action) is a worker-owned cooperative that creates educational resources, games, and programs for social and economic change. We’ve helped dozens of organizations and movements nationwide achieve their mission by developing social justice-based education tools and efforts. We’ve worked on issues ranging from building the[…]