Engaged Opportunity Grants

Experiential Learning with Co-ops

Partnering students and cooperative businesses for hands-on projects

Today’s students are becoming increasingly interested in businesses dedicated to triple bottom lines —benefiting people, the planet and profits. Cooperative businesses fit this mold, yet business schools rarely teach courses that expose students to the co-op model. This project connects students with cooperative leaders who identify current challenges facing their businesses. Working together, they come up with solutions that address the co-ops’ unique strategy, governance and finance issues.

Grant category: Student Leadership

The Team

  • Todd M. SchmitCharles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and SC Johnson College of Business
  • Roberta Severson, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and SC Johnson College of Business
  • Community partner: Northeast Cooperative Council
  • Community partner: GreenStar Cooperative

Engaged Opportunity Grants

Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.

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