Learn about co-ops for collective liberation!
“It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains.”
The next Summer Co-op Academy (SCA) will take place July 27 - August 2, 2018 at Earthseed Land Cooperative in Durham, NC.
Applications will remain open until April 6, 2018. Please read our application guide before applying. Email Dominique@cofed.org for more info.
Scholarships & Cost of Registration
Your team has several places to turn to for scholarship and funding:
- Funding can be obtained through college campus funds such as student clubs, student government, office of Student Affairs, sustainability commitments, academic departments' conference and travel budgets, etc. For non-students, many organizations offer funding for their members (or affiliated folks) to attend trainings, and some workplaces have professional development funds that could be used for purposes like this. CoFED staff can share tips based on what previous SCA participants have done.
- Scholarships may be available through the Ralph K. Morris Foundation Cooperative Leadership Fund. Please visit their website at www.ralphkmorrisfoundation.org for more information.
- CoFED Scholarships are need-based. We offer limited full and partial scholarships to teams who may not have traditional access to these spaces. This includes folks who are: low-income, people of color, LGBTQ2S, people with disabilities, immigrants, formerly incarcerated, returning students, women, working, and/or have dependents.
|$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|
Please note that CoFED dues-paying members also enjoy a 10% discount.
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Leadership is the courage to be who you are in a world that constantly tells you to be someone else or tries to snuff you out. It's daring to love yourself and others, to challenge the status quo and throw down for collective liberation. We've practiced a community of care and supported many folks from all across the US to bring their full selves and loving leadership to start or scale local food co-ops. Join our grassroots community of next generation leaders by applying to Summer Co-op Academy today! Full and partial scholarships are available, and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
The deadline to apply to SCA 2018 is April 6, 2018. Please read our application guide before applying. Email Dominique@cofed.org for more info.
Thank you sponsors for providing scholarships!