Six Decades of Service to the Cooperative Community
The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives (UWCC) is the oldest university-based cooperative center in the nation. This year, UWCC celebrates its 60th anniversary, reflecting on a rich history of research, education, and outreach supporting cooperatives.
Over the next several months, we will be celebrating our past, present, and future accomplishments and raising money to support our work for the next 60 years. We hope you will help us celebrate this milestone by sharing the impacts UWCC has had on your life or cooperative and by contributing to our fundraising campaign.
Explore Our History
See historic photos and read about our rich history that has impacted cooperatives and communities all around the world for the past six decades.
Read quotes from fellow cooperators regarding the impact of the UW Center for Cooperatives on their cooperatives and organizations.
What's Next for UWCC?
We’re pursuing new research initiatives, moving to a new home within UW-Madison, and undertaking ambitious goals related to research; cooperative development; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Share Your Story
Over the next months, we ask cooperators to share their connection with UWCC. How has UWCC impacted you, your cooperative, or your community? What is your cooperative story? How has your co-op improved the lives of members?