Help Boost ThePowerLab!
ThePowerLab is almost up and running, but we need YOUR help to make this happen. Make a donation/investment today to help deliver this community business center to Southwest Yonkers.
What is ThePowerLab?
ThePowerLab is a start-up incubation and co-working space in the heart of Southwest Yonkers. We will provide space and resources for local entrepreneurs and leaders to help take their projects and businesses to the next level. We will have different levels of membership that offer a variety of options for access to workspace, meeting spaces, events, workshops, and individualized business assistance.
Start-up businesses, cooperatives, non-profits, and local freelancers will soon be able to look to ThePowerLab for access to affordable workspace scaled to their needs, technical support for their businesses and projects, and the opportunity to be a part of a diverse and powerful community of innovators. In addition to providing workspace, ThePowerLab will partner with local agencies to host workshops and courses for community members on a variety of topics including business planning, leadership development, financial literacy, and organizational management. ThePowerLab offers a structured environment for promoting community growth as a solution to poverty and unemployment, as opposed to traditional job development programs.
The Highland Hill Project
The Highland Hill Project is a community planning project launched by CGDCNY in the wake of the #FreeSchool19 campaign. Through training youth to canvass the community of Highland Hill, CGDCNY was able to develop a needs assessment, with the goal of releasing a comprehensive neighborhood plan for Southwest Yonkers. One of the most prominent needs identified by the project was the lack of economic opportunity in our communities, ThePowerLab project is designed to address that need.
ThePowerLab is a 2,700 square foot community facility, located at 45 Ludlow Street, that features two open Co-Working areas that will allow for up to 60 people to access shared space, four offices, two bathrooms, a kitchen, café, reception area, and lounge.
What You're Helping
As the facility has much potential, it is an outdated medical office and still has that feel. With much vision and creativity, we want to finish transforming this dull office into a visually stunning workspace! Some of the features you’d help us install include:
- Wood Paneled Flooring and Underlay
- Training Tables
- Office Tech
- Cafe' Fixtures
City of Yonkers - Facility Grant
Elias Foundation - Sponsored 2 suites to house a cohort of upcoming non-profit/community leaders
Westchester Community Foundation - Funding for Planning (Highland Hill Planning Grant)
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