CoFED inspiregizes future food co-op leaders across North America. We support students with training and tools, and connect them with peers, mentors, and allies in a solidarity network.

Apply by March 15 -- Summer Co-op Academy & Racial Justice Fellowship Applications Open!

We are so excited to share with you the Summer Co-op Academy and our first-ever Racial Justice Fellowship! The deadline to apply for both is March 15; please share with everyone who you think might be interested. Apply here for the Summer Co-op Academy and apply here for the Racial Justice Fellowship

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Why Summer Co-op Academy?

You have a right to quality education that supports you to become your best self, unlearn systems of oppression, and to build a new economy that empowers you and your community. CoFED Summer Co-op Academy (SCA) is a cooperative business boot camp that promotes education for transformation and liberation. It is a week-long, life-changing experience where college students like you can learn more about decolonizing our food system and building student food co-ops with a triple bottom line of food sovereignty, sustainability and social justice.

At SCA, you'll meet other social justice warriors who are interested in student food co-ops: what they are, why they're important, and how you can build one to grow your community's wealth, power, and access to fresh, affordable food. 

More details and application info here.

Why the Racial Justice Fellowship?

This Fellowship can make your life easier by providing you with a $5,000 summer stipend to start or continue your work in advancing racial justice and community ownership in the food system; it respects the fact that no one should have to choose between resourcing their lives and working towards their own and collective liberation.

As a Fellow, you will be supported to transform the food system in whichever way feels most true to you and your community- through photography, art, poetry, cooperative development, cooking, research, and so on. Being a Fellow also earns you a full-ride scholarship to Summer Co-op Academy, where you'll join a powerful cohort of other young people who share your social justice values. 

More details and application info here.
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