Universities can play a key role in exposing more people to the potential of cooperatives. A prime example is the School of Community Economic Development (SCED) at Southern New Hampshire University, in Manchester, N.H., which offers a Master’s Degree program in community economic development. This program integrates co-ops into a “tool bag” of options for future community developers. Students can earn an advanced certificate in cooperatives and credit unions, during which they learn how to create and sustain new co-ops both in the United States and abroad. Founded in 1982 and with more than 2,500 graduates from over 100 countries, SCED is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in advancing the creation of sustainable communities. A variety of advanced degrees are offered at the main campus in New Hampshire and satellite campuses in Los Angeles, Tanzania and the Philippines.