How we collaborated to make a digital game promoting worker health

How do your choices impact your health… and your success at work? That is the question that guided the work we did to make a custom, online game with the Center for Worker Health at the University of Illinois Chicago’s School of Public Health. The Center for Worker Heath “is a research and education center established in 2016[…]

We made an online Get Out The Vote game for Planned Parenthood Votes

In September of 2020, in the middle of a pandemic and election year, we were approached by Planned Parenthood Votes to help them engage their “get out the vote” volunteers through a digital, online game. They had three main issues they had in mind when they came to us.  First, phone-banking and text-banking volunteers will[…]

Water for Tomorrow: Creating a Game for The Nature Conservancy

At the TESA Collective, we make customized games for organizations that want to engage their audiences in playful and powerful ways. In 2017, we were approached by The Nature Conservancy to do just that. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has advanced land and water conservation around the world for nearly 70 years. In New York state, TNC[…]

Working with NYC to Create Education for New Americans

During the spring and summer of 2016, TESA worked with a the Center for Family Life (CFL), a Brooklyn based client, on a project to develop curriculum for the city of New York’s Small Business Services program (SBS). The main focus of the project was to develop new, interactive curriculum for the New Americans Workforce1 Training[…]

Building New Programs for the Country’s Oldest Peace Organization

The War Resisters League (WRL) has been building the peace movement since 1923. Today, as one of the leading voices in the movement, they organize peace builders and offer on-the-ground tools to build alternatives to war. Developing Curriculum for WRL’s Tax Day Program and Anti-Tear Gas Campaign TESA worked with WRL to update, develop, and[…]

Aiding Refugee Farmers with the International Rescue Committee

In 2014 and 2015, the International Rescue Committee and the California Center for Cooperative Development reached out to TESA to lead a series of workshops and trainings. Over these two years, organizers and educators from agencies across the country were brought together. The focus was on developing educational practices to empower refugee farmers to take[…]

Creating a Co-op Academy for Incarcerated People in Massachusetts

TESA was brought on to develop a program in partnership with The Cooperative Fund of New England, The Boston Center for Community Ownership, and The National Community Reinvestment Coalition. This program’s purpose was to start an academy for launching worker-owned cooperatives inside of the Franklin County House of Corrections in Western Massachusetts. The overall end[…]