Popular Online Education

The Cooperative New School is a fully online, cooperative next generation institution of higher education. The purpose of this institution is to prepare activists, organizers, and social entrepreneurs to survive and fight back in a rapidly changing world. In 2018, we are offering three semester-long courses and eight free webinars on the history, theory, and practice of social movements and community organizing.


In July 2018, The Cooperative New School is offering two live webinars on Environmental Justice led by CNE Corbin. When you register for a webinar, you'll receive an email with instructions joining. Enrollment for our fall series of 15-week long courses is now open, as will our Student Owner membership option!

Dates: February 5, 2019 - May 14, 2019
Meeting Times: Tue 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Central Time (US)

This course offers students and teachers the opportunity to exchange ideas and support one another in their movement work through a popular education framework.

Dates: February 7, 2019 - May 16, 2019
Meeting Times: Thu 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Central Time (US)

This course takes an ecosystem approach to the study of urban gardens with an organic perspective. The course also studies how urban food production interacts with social, cultural, and political dimensions of the urban environment.

Dates: February 8, 2019 - May 17, 2019
Meeting Times: Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Central Time (US)

This semester long course will move through theories of organizing by Saul Alinsky, Paulo Freire, Myles Horton, and Gary Delgado to allow students to develop their own approach to organizing.