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Cooperatives are about economic empowerment and opportunity.  Learn how Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security has provided opportunities for immigr

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Do you love shea butter products?  Read on to learn how a Togolese shea butter cooperative is helping improve the lives of women and strengthen communities in Togo West Africa.

Here's another innovative cooperative idea - passenger transportation.

I just saw this program on the Young and Free Indiana website and thought it was terrific.   It's called "Spark Tank" and it's an effort to get Millennials engaged in their community.  In this case

Cooperativa CoopeAgri El General R.L. based in Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica began 45 years ago with 365 members.  Today it has about 20,000 small coffee and sugar producer members.

If you're a chocoholic like me, this story is for you.  The Grenada Chocolate Company is a tree-to-bar organic chocolate-making cooperative on the cocoa-producing Caribbean island of Grenada.

The second Indiana Young and Free Spokester was announced Monday night.  Congratulations! to Aly Hess.

The Four Co-operative Models

For a completely different twist on housing cooperatives, read this story about Sue Dolman.   Sue had lived for 25 years in a wonderful house in the Welsh countryside.

Nearly a thousand people gathered at Payson Park earlier this week to welcome a group of bike riders who rode 2,300 miles from Miami, Florida to Portland, Maine as part of Cabot Creamery Cooperativ

In a year when Spain turned to the Eurozone for bailout assistance, there has been one sector of the Spanish economy which is inspiring in troubled times.

Worker ownership of businesses is making waves across the country.  One such effort is in Chicago - the just-formed New Era Windows cooperative.  These are the workers who refused to just give in t

What a great idea - eBooks about cooperatives!

The final round in the Spokester Search is underway! The top nine finalists were asked to put together a Challenge video and blog, talking about a financial topic.

July 7, 2012 marked "International Day of Cooperatives.  The International Cooperative Alliance released a press release quoting President Dame Pauline Green,“Co-operatives put people at the center