We want to live in a society where enterprises and assets are owned and controlled by the communities that depend on them for livelihoods, sustenance, and ecological well-being.
SELC’s Cooperatives Program works to vastly expand the legal resources available to cooperative enterprises of all types. We provide education, advocacy, research, and advice for cooperatives, including legal documents and guidance for best practices.
SELC's legal resource library for cooperatives, information on the Cooperative Academy, upcoming workshops, downloadable legal guides, manuals, and much more!
Find out about SELC's advocacy campaigns that put our livelihoods, housing, and food systems back in our control.
SELC's cutting edge policy recommendations provide practical steps for policy makers, urban planners, and advocates to support the creation of cooperative economies nationwide.
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SELC prioritizes cooperative ventures for a simple reason: We believe that enterprises and assets should be owned and controlled by the communities that depend on them for livelihoods, sustenance, and ecological well-being. The legal architecture of organizations and enterprises is, in many respects, the architecture of our economy. Legal structures dictate how wealth flows through our organizations and how decisions are made. Traditional enterprise models are designed to grow the wealth of people who already have wealth, giving all decision-making power to those same individuals. By contrast, cooperatives put wealth and decisions into the hands of workers and consumers, building community well-being and transforming local economies.
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