The Experimental Community Education of the Twin Cities (EXCO)
EXCO is a collective dedicated to supporting community initiated educational opportunities as a means for social change. Classes organized through EXCO are spaces of learning where people share their talents in an inclusive, open, non-hierarchical, and non-coercive setting. EXCO brings together community members, organizations, and movements to engage in a shared education mission.
Therefore, EXCO has many parts:
We Are a School
We work to bring together community members who have expertise to share with participants seeking out information
and education not otherwise found in traditional institutions. We have course offerings 3 sessions a year—where
there are no grades, no requirements, and where learning is shared by all. We believe that EXCO classes are
opportunities where educational is accessible to everyone.
Our core principal is that everyone can teach or take classes and all classes are free.
We Are a Community
From our organizing collective, to our participants, to our facilitators, and to our community partners, we bring
together dedicated community members working together on shared progressive goals.
We Are a Movement
EXCO aims to transform education. We seek to change the nature of education from within our own universities as
well as transform the purpose of education. We aim to partner with and help other movements in their educational