News from the Roots

Worcester Roots General Brochure (download here – PDF – 1.6mb)   May 2018 Newsletter Past newsletters: March 2018 Newsletter January 2018 Newsletter December 2017 Newsletter October 2017 Newsletter August 2017 Newsletter June 2017 Newsletter May 2017 Newsletter December 2016 Newsletter November 2016 Newsletter June 2016 Newsletter May 2016 Newsletter April 2016 […]


Co-op Academy

The Co-op Academy is a holistic cooperative entrepreneurship training and mentorship program with an emphasis on creating sustainable, member-owned businesses. Using curriculum developed with partners around the region and an outgrowth of proven, successful models for co-op incubation, Worcester Roots holds an intensive 10 week co-op incubation program each fall. […]


Community Small Business Legal Workshop

Workshop/Taller: 5-6:30pm Weds. April 11th, 2018 South East Asian Coalition 484 Main St, Suite 400 Worcester, MA 01608 Presented by: Economic Justice Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Community Enterprise Project, Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School Western New England University School of Law Co-Sponsored by: South East Asian […]


Business Succession or Growth through Employee Ownership

12 noon – 1pm Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce 446 Main St Suite 200, Worcester, MA Presented by: Curtis Burrowes, Worcester Roots; Dave Howland, 3Cross Fermentation Cooperative; Terry Briggs, Bowditch; and members of WooRides. Find out more about cooperative and employee ownership, and how to […]


Spring 2018 Workshops

Spring 2018 Workshop Series   Free workshops! Grow your knowledge. Grow your network.     1. Meeting Facilitation and Consensus Decision Making 12 noon – 1pm, Thursday, March 15th Facilitated by Matt Feinstein, Worcester Roots at Stone Soup, 4 King St, Worcester 2. Converting Businesses to Employee Ownership Curtis Burrowes, […]


New Economy Summit 2018

Building A Resilient Social Venture Ecosystem New Economy Summit Registration Here Join the Social Venture Collaborative and Worcester Roots for the 2nd annual New Economy Summit. The event will convene social entrepreneurs, social change practitioners, educational institutions, students, the business community, and others who share the goal of creating a […]


Equity in Building Trades

This project is in collaboration with the Central Mass Workforce Investment Board and Indigenous Peoples’ Network. More info about the announcement here.   INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS HERE (including The Ultimate Guide to Apprenticeship Programs)   INFORMATION FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS HERE (including Train the Trainers Workshops)   Information Sessions about Building […]


Roots Staff on The Business Beat

Julius Jones and Labbe join Steve Jones-D’Agostino on WICN’s The Business Beat to discuss cooperatives and more: Or here on WICN page.   Listen to it here:


Cooperative Festival / Stone Soup Block Party

Saturday, September 16th, 2017. 3-7pm Rain date Sunday, Sept. 24th, 2017. 3-7pm at the Stone Soup Community Center, 4 King St, Worcester, MA 01610 Speakers, exhibits and local market promoting cooperatives and other community groups Free food Musical and poetry performances Kids activities WHO: Organized by Stone Soup Artists/Activist Collective […]