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Wellspring Cooperative

Co-op Boot Camp - education & training for future worker-owners

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Limited scholarships available. Please register for one or both classes

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For more info, call 413-461-8203 or email: emilykawano@gmail.com

 


 

Co-op Events

In order to raise awareness about the Co-op Boot Camp as well as about cooperatives in general, we are organizing a series of events in Springfield. Our first event was held on April 27th, with Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of Collective Courage. Her talk on "Cooperatives and the African American Struggle for Justice, Survival and Economic Development" drew a diverse crowd of around 55 people. We wrapped up with an interactive exercise that lifted up new learnings, questions and ideas to grow the cooperative eco-system.

Lunch and Learn series. Lunch will be provided. Registration required.

September 26, 2017 - Co-op Conversions: A Strategy to Save Jobs and Build Economic Democracy. Come and hear about the potential of converting conventional businesses into worker co-ops. Speakers include Representative Paul Mark, a proponent of the Massachusetts Office Employee Involvement and Ownership, and Camille Kerr, a conversion consultant from the ICA Group.
Light refreshments & socializing: 5:00-5:30 pm                      Program: 5:30-7:00pm
Venue: TBA

 

August 16, 2017 - Lunch & Learn: Co-opoly come and play a mini-version of this fun game where players learn to work together so that everyone wins or everyone loses.
Check-in: 11:45am                      Program: 12:00-1:00
Venue: Teleconference Rm, Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal St., Springfield, MA 01105

             

 

June 28, 2017 - Lunch & Learn: Pioneer Valley's Wealth of Cooperatives will bring together a panel of workers from local cooperatives including Wellspring Cooperative, Real Pickles, TESA and Energia. Free event, lunch provided, registration required. 
Check-in: 11:45am                      Program: 12:00-1:00
Venue: Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal St., Springfield, MA 01105

           

 

Thank you

We are grateful for support from an Innovation Planning Grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.