Co-op Academy 2015

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 will hold an intensive 8 week co-op incubation program. Services and resources provided include: one-on-one […]

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August Co-op Film Screenings and Discussions

Join Worcester Roots for film screenings and discussions about co-ops and the solidarity economy! 6-8pm all 4 Wednesday evenings in August at Stone Soup, 4 King St, Worcester – films include The Take (about occupied factories in Argentina), Shift Change (about Mondragon and Worker Co-ops in the US), and others. Details coming soon!

Co-op Racism is A Recipe for Failure, or White Supremacy

by Julius Jones, Co-Director of Worcester Roots June 2015 If success in the old economy is the key to access the New Economy, we will fail. Success in the old economy as a requirement for access to the New Economy is flawed logic, unsustainable and, oppressive, and poses a practical threat to the entire Solidarity […]



Roots May Assembly & Cookout

Worcester Roots is holding a media event / cookout / general assembly, where members of Future Focus Media and Worcester Roots board will speak and where community members can get involved in planning, share ideas, and help organize the next economy. This event will be held: 5pm, May 5th at Stone Soup Community Center, 4 […]

Co-op Academy 2014

Fall 2014
Make your co-op idea a success

Directly reach hundreds interested in cooperatives

2014 co-op academy survey results


Co-op Academy 2

The Worcester Roots Project and Solidarity And Green Economy (SAGE) Alliance is organizing a “Coop Academy” training in Worcester, MA, in the Fall of 2013. Click the heading for more info!

News from the Roots

Lots of exciting things going on this Spring and Summer.
March 2012 Newsletter.



Worcester Youth Sound Off: Black Lives Matter

4 PM, Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at Stone Soup, 4 King Street, Worcester An open-mic style discussion for Worcester Area teens on their experience in the wake of Mike Brown’s death, and in the age of #BlackLivesMatter. Bring works to share: poems, songs, writings or simply your thoughts. Hosted by youth for youth. A town-hall […]

Come to the Roots Friendsgiving Event

Friendsgiving Event Join community members and Worcester Roots allies for free food and music. Find out what Worcester Roots is up to and help shape our direction. Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 5:30pm – 6:45pm at Stone Soup, 4 King St, Worcester, MA 01610



Academía de Cooperativas

Más de 30 horas de aprendizaje para pequeñas empresas Conocimiento básico del concepto de cooperativas Acceso a una red de apoyo después de la academia Ayuda legal sobre incorporación y estructura Aprenda a hacer su cooperativa más visible Apoyo y heramientas en recaudación de fondos Introducción a contabilidad Conceptos para crear estructuras democráticas Octubro – […]

Co-op Conversion Workshop

Workshop on Converting existing businesses into Co-ops What are the benefits of converting an existing business into a co-op? How does it work to convert? Thursday, July 17th, 2014 12-1:30pm at Stone Soup, 4 King St, Worcester Two speakers confirmed! 1. Kevin Harrington, local activist and entrepreneur considering converting his robotics company to a worker […]



We Own It Campaign

Help us reach our goal and get great perks at our IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign. We Own the Map Game Play ‘We Own the Map’ Attention Roots members and friends! We need your help! This morning as we came in to work there was a letter taped to the door. It read as follows: “A Letter […]