CoFED partners with young people of color from poor and working-class backgrounds to build food and land co-ops.

SCA Registration

Congratulations, your team has been selected to join the 2019 SCA cohort! Please read the following, and then register you and your team members below with the collective amount you are able to contribute. 



WHEN: June 17 - June 23, 2019

WHERE: Earthseed Land Cooperative in Durham, NC

CONTACT: Suparna Kudesia,


CoFED is committed to making SCA as accessible and equitable as possible. To make SCA affordable for everyone, please pay what you can. The full cost of registration is an estimated $1,500/person and includes all housing, food, programming and ground transportation during the program. Registration does not include transportation to and from the program’s host city, but airport pickup/dropoff is available. 

Sliding scale registration per person is as follows:

$200 - Annual household income of $40,000 or less

$350 - Annual household income between $40,001 - $60,000

$500 - Annual household income between $60,001 - $80,000

$750 - Annual household income between $80,001 - $100,000

$1,500 - Annual household income of $100,000 or more

CoFED staff will support you to find scholarship and funding as needed:

  1. Funding can be obtained through a host co-op or organization. Consider professional development or programmatic budgets, or funding set aside for technical assistance and organizational development. College students can look to campus funds such as student clubs, sustainability commitments, academic departments' conference and travel budgets, etc. 

  2. Try some community fundraising! CoFED believes deeply in community wealth-building, and living in collective abundance. We can help connect you to your local and regional community of aligned cooperatives, cooperative associations, and credit unions. Or you can implement you own fundraising idea! For example, a team in California found financial support from a local grocery cooperative as well as a regional non-profit whose mission is to advance health and food access. Not only did it lead to financial support; it also created new partnerships for their project that they continue to benefit from today.

  3. Scholarships may be available through the Ralph KMorris Foundation Cooperative Leadership Fund. Please visit their website at for more information. We will walk you through the process of applying if you are accepted to the Academy; you'll need CoFED to sign off on your application.

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