IYC in the USA
The US observance of the International Year of Cooperatives is a nationwide cooperative effort!
Since 2010, the US Cooperative Steering Committee has been meeting to guide and shape the national celebration.
US Priorities for the International Year of Cooperatives
Comprised of leaders from national apex organizations, the Cooperative Steering Committee has identified key strategic priorities for 2012. These strategic priorities are aligned with the UN Resolution and the main goals of the International Co-operative Alliance, which are:
- To increase awareness of how cooperative enterprises can meet community and individual needs.
- To help build and sustain the cooperative movement, its capacity for growth and innovation. This priority will focus on securing enabling legislation and policies, securing and enhancing access to capital, increasing access to education about the cooperative business model as well as delivering “legacy” projects and programs.
- What is IYC?
- Be Part of It!
- What is a Co-op?
- Co-ops in the USA