TESA's New Advisory Board

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve instituted a new Advisory Board at TESA. And we’re honored to get to benefit from the insights, years of experiences, and wisdom of these wonderful people! Who’s on the board? Educators, business people, cooperators, co-op developers—these six people bring a wealth of expertise to TESA in the fields[…]

Testimonial: "TESA's assistance was invaluable"

Brian and Andrew working on curriculum We just received a testimonial from Jenny Glazer, Cooperative Development Institute intern and former worker-owner at Rainbow Grocery: I was overwhelmed to the point of paralysis while trying to create a workshop on cooperative personnel issues. TESA members gently helped me narrow my focus into more manageable topics, and[…]

Creating a Cooperative Food Economy

Please join Greenfield Community College and the Toolbox for Education and Social Action for our second year of “Creating a Cooperative Food Economy.” What: Creating a Cooperative Food Economy – AGR 114, is a 1-credit course open to both GCC students and community members. The course explores cooperative member-owned business models (co-ops) and their various[…]

Interactive Education in Action

We’re excited to share that we’ve been working with the War Resisters League to develop workshops for their 90th Anniversary Conference, Revolutionary Nonviolence: Building Bridges Across Generations and Communities, which is happening August 1-4 in Washington, DC. This event will be a fantastic opportunity for activists to conspire together about radical nonviolent action and social change.[…]

Co-op Education on the Road

We recently received a note from Co-cycle that we wanted to share. They are currently on their second bicycling tour across the country, spreading the cooperative movement message and connecting with people along the way. Before they left, we worked with them to develop curriculum for the educational workshops they are leading. Thank you all[…]

Co-opoly and Communities of Faith

Co-opoly brings neighbors and nonprofits together to empower communities of faith! We’ve heard from people at several faith-based organizations who are excited about Co-opoly and how it furthers their work for justice. Last week, the UUSC: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee brought the game to their General Assembly to encourage religious educators to put Co-opoly to[…]

Credit Unions Love Co-opoly

We are feeling the love from credit unions lately—and the feeling is mutual! We’re working with our local UMassFive Credit Union on a Co-opoly game playing event in the fall at UMass Amherst. We want to introduce college students to cooperatives and help show them the value of using a credit union instead of a[…]

Teach Your Children Well

On May 23, Truthout profiled Co-opoly!Our very own Brian Van Slyke sat down with Truthout’s Mark Karlin for an interview about Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives. We are excited and proud to be featured in such an excellent publication, and it is a great opportunity for us to spread the word about TESA, Co-opoly, and[…]

Got Curriculum?

TESA is excited to announce that we’ve launched a series of new educational resources. On a regular basis, we will be releasing new free educational materials that you can use in schools, universities, activist spaces, co-ops, and nonprofits. Our materials will center on a different topic every four to six weeks, leading up to the[…]

Support our Friends at CoFED

Our friends and colleagues at CoFED need your help.  CoFED, or the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, is in the final push of a major fundraising campaign.  They have 5 days left to raise the remaining $4,744 of their $20,000 goal; and if they reach their goal, the 11th Hour Project will match their fundraising efforts[…]