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
Topics: Economic Vitality and Entrepreneurship; Education; Law, Government and Policy
Todd M. Schmit, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
SC Johnson College of Business; College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Roberta Severson, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
SC Johnson College of Business
- Community partner: Northeast Cooperative Council
- Community partner: GreenStar Cooperative Market
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.