Our Work

Consulting for organizational growth and transformation

We provide consulting in a wide range of areas, from capacity-building to collective liberation, all toward the end goal of helping organizations transform to be better aligned with their social justice vision and values.

We offer:

  • Strategic Planning and Visioning
  • Anti-Oppression Organizational Assessment and Transformation
  • Policy Support
  • Agenda Design
  • Customized Support

Click here to read more about our consulting services!

Additional Services

AORTA may be available for a range of other services, including sitting on panels, job coaching, coordinating panels, coordinating co-op tours, keynote speaking, curriculum development and review, conference planning support, and more. Contact us to inquire about availability.

Facilitation and Training

Our facilitation style is highly interactive, whether we’re facilitating meetings, workshops, or other collective processes.

We offer:

  • Meeting and Retreat Facilitation
  • Workshops and Trainings
  • Strategic Planning and Visioning
  • Conflict Mediation and Communications

Read more about our facilitation and training services.

View a selection of workshops that we've offered in the past.

Client List

Co-ops, Collectives, and Cooperative Movement Organizations

Arizmendi Valencia

Arizmendi Emeryville

Arizmendi Lakeshore

The Beehive Design Collective

Bellingham Food Co-op

Berkeley Student Cooperative

Boneshaker Books

Boxcar Books

C4 Tech & Design

The Cheeseboard Collective

Chrysalis Co-op


Center for Family Life, Sunset Park

CoFED- Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive

Collective of Collectives, Seattle

College Houses

Community Food Co-op, Bellingham, WA

Consumer Cooperative Manager's Association

Design Action Collective

Equal Exchange

The Flaming Eggplant Café

Hopkins House

The Hub Bicycle Co-op

Inter Cooperative Council of Ann Arbor

Inter-Cooperative Council of Austin

Ithaka House

Kensington Community Food Co-op

La Reunion Cooperative

Local Sprouts Cooperative

Lothlorien House

Lucy Stone Cooperative

Madison Community Co-operative

Maple Street Co-op School

Mariposa Food CooperativeFood Justice & Anti-Racism Working Group & Board of Directors

Mariposa Grove Cohousing

Mascher Space Cooperative

Nabolom Collective Bakery

National Cooperative Business Association

New Moon Cooperative Café

New York Law Collective

New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives

North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO)

Olympia Food Cooperative

Oscar Wilde House

Other Avenues Cooperative Grocery

Pedal People Cooperative

Penn Haven Housing Cooperative

People's Food Co-op: Portland, Oregon

People's Grocery (Oakland)

People's Organization of Community Acupuncture

The People's Potato

Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance


Red and Black Cafe

Regeneración Child Care

Riverwest Public House Cooperative

Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative

Seedpod Co-op

Solar Community Housing Association

Solidarity NYC

Takoma Park Silver Spring Food Cooperative

US Federation of Worker Cooperatives

Weaver's Way Co-op

Worcester Roots Project

Grassroots & Non-profit Organizations


Americorps VISTA

AVODAH-New Orleans

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp

Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS)

Berkeley Builds Capacity

Better Future Project

Bike Kitchen

Books Through Bars

Brass Liberation Orchestra


Break the Silence

The Capacity Project

Close to Home

CoCO Center for Community Organizations

Common Fire

Common Ground Center

Conservation Corps North Bay

Cycles of Change

Dance USA Conference

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund

Ending Community Homelessness Coalition

Energy Action Coalition

For Crying Out Loud

Gallery Gachet

Girls Rock Camp Alliance

Girls Rock Philly

Head and Hands

Hidden Villa Camp

hotpot! Philly

The Icarus Project

Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative

Justice Now

LGBTQA Youth Community Garden of Chicago

Minnehaha Free Space

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)

National Radio Project / Making Contact

National Radio Project

Neighborhood Bike Works

New Economy Coalition

New Organizing Institute

Open Flows Community Technology Lab

The Oyster Knife

Penn for Palestine

Philadelphia Alliance for Labor Support

Philadelphia Collaborative for Reproductive Justice and Support

The Philadelphia Collaborative to End Chronic Street Homelessness (Bethesda ProjectProject H.O.M.E.Pathways to HousingHorizon House)

Philadelphia Free Library

Philadelphia Folklore Project

Philly Stands Up!

Planned Parenthood NYC

Planners of Color for Social Equity, UCLA

The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History

Project H.O.M.E.

Prometheus Radio Project

Pursue: Action For a Just World

Queer Youth Space

Queer Rock Camp

QuORUM Forum

Resource Generation

Responsible Endowments Coalition

Rude Mechanical Orchestra

Safe Place Olympia

Save Our Safety Net DC

Seattle Young People's Project

Sexual Assault Survivor Services

Sex Worker's Outreach Project New York City


Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

Sound Youth Vista

Southern Maine Workers Center

Stonewall Youth



Transportation Alternatives

Willie May Rock Camp for Girls


Academic Institutions & Student Organizations

Bergen Community College

Bryn Mawr College

Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, UC Santa Cruz

Clark University

The Cooper Union

CUNY: Adjunct Project, Graduate Center, School of Law

Education for Sustainable Living Program, UC Davis

Education Pioneers

Evergreen State College: Campus Icarus Project, FIST

Graduate Student Association, UC Santa Cruz

Guilford College

Lenfest Education Center

Lewis and Clark University

Lick-Wilmerding High School

McGill University: Social Equity and Diversity Education Office

National College of Natural Medicine

The Netter Center at UPenn

New York Trade School

Oberlin College

Olney Charter High School

Reed College

Sexual Assault Center of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS)

Simmons College

Smith College

Soutern Maine Workers' Center

Students for Justice in Palestine Philly

Students Organizing Against Prisons

SUNY BInghamton Food Cooperative

SUNY Geneseo

Swarthmore College

Trinity University

UAW Grad Student Union (UC Santa Cruz)

UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

UMass Amherst Student Co-ops

United World College - USA

University of British Columbia Social Justice Center

University of British Columbia Allies

University of Michigan School of Social Work

UPenn City Planning Program

UU College of Social Justice

Wesleyan University

Yale University

Conferences and Summits

2014 Facing Race Conference

2010, 2012, 2014 Worker Cooperative National Conference

2010-2013 NASCO Institute

2011, 2013, 2015 Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy

2011, 2013, 2015 Western Worker Cooperative Conference

2011-2015 Allied Media Conference

2012 Femme Conference

2012 International Girls Rock Camp Alliance Conference

2012 Pedogogy and Theater of the Oppressed Conference

2012, 2013 National Cooperative Business Association Annual Conference

2013 Rebellious Nursing Conference

2013 Youth Power Summit, Ithaca College

2013 ReWeaving North Carolina Convergence

2013 reRoute: Building Power for a New Economy

2013 New York Cooperative Summit

2013 Power Shift

2014 CommonBound Conference