We Made A Free Documentary on How to Start a Worker Co-op

The worker cooperative movement is flourishing. That’s because there’s a growing understanding that the economy and the businesses we work in would fair better if they were owned and run by the people. But starting a worker co-op is difficult, and the process can be daunting. That’s why we at TESA teamed up with The Laura[…]

Using Non-Competitive Games for Education and Building Community

When people think of games, they often think of competitive games where one player wins, and everyone else loses. Competitive games encourage players to work against each other, rather than together. Competition can not only be discouraging for the majority of non-winners, but over time can turn people off from playing games all together. Why[…]

The L.A. Co-op Lab is Making Worker Ownership Mobile

*Featured image courtesy of Dr. Pop In Los Angeles, it’s not business as usual. The LA Co-op Lab has launched an exciting new effort to bring the co-op movement to the streets, calling the project “The Mobile Co-op Lab.” According to the Dr. Pop website, “The Mobile Co-op Lab is a collaboration between Dr. Pop, the L.A.[…]

RISE Update: The challenge of designing a board game that’s fun, accessible, and powerful

Our first game, Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, has been distributed to over thirty countries and used in homes, classrooms, and movement building spaces. It’s success is largely due to the fact that it is a simple game to pick up while also managing to get across a powerful message. And, of course, it’s a[…]

We’re hiring! The TESA Collective seeks a Communications Specialist

The TESA Collective (The Toolbox for Education and Social Action) is an award-winning organization that creates educational resources and programs for social and economic change. We are a worker-owned cooperative. This means that each worker has one equal ownership share of the company and one equal vote in its governance. Over the past five years,[…]

Work With Us to Create RISE: Our Next Game for the 99%

Who said the revolution can’t be fun? The world’s changing: students, neighbors, workers, and everyday people are organizing and building movements to take on corrupt corporations and unjust systems. So we at the TESA Collective, the creators of Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives and Loud & Proud, are making RISE – a board game to[…]

Your Study Guide to the Cooperative Movement

Cooperatives are all the rage! And that’s because cooperatives are, well, pretty great. They can change lives, communities, regions, and entire economies. At the same time, while an increasing number of people are discovering cooperatives, it’s not always clear how or where to learn more about them – whether you want the fundamentals or to[…]

Own the Change: Watch This Free Documentary on Starting a Worker Cooperative

The worker cooperative movement is growing. That’s because people across the country are realizing the economy and the businesses they work for would fair better if they were owned and governed democratically by the people. But starting a worker co-op is difficult, and the process can often be daunting. So that’s why we, The Toolbox[…]