Staying residence builders, we at Hammer & Hand commit a whole lot of our time doing remodels, new residences, and the occasional industrial TI in Portland and Seattle. Even though we satisfaction ourselves on becoming best-notch builders and fantastic members of our communities, it’s not generally that we get to be concerned in a venture that is intended all around the thought of community setting up itself. Operating on the Alder Commons community kitchen establish-out was a exceptional handle for us, and one that meant a whole lot to numerous users of our workforce.
For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit area built to aid multigenerational, multicultural neighborhood constructing and particular growth. They deliver a spot for self-directed discovering in courses and workshops on a large range of subject areas and for a numerous array of peoples. From cooking courses to bookshelf constructing, artwork classes to homeschool hangouts for young children in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a community crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-enhancement.
“Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages neighborhood of self-directed learners. We goal to lower barriers between youth and grownups of diverse backgrounds by supplying an accessible and inclusive house for them to share expertise and assets.” (resource: Alder Commons | Philosophy)
When the Alder Commons crew approached Hammer & Hand about constructing their group kitchen place, we had been thrilled for the prospect to deliver their aspiration to existence. The venture was designed by Communitecture, a community architecture organization with an eye for innovative group spaces and a mission for social justice. As traditional builders with a emphasis in equally layout-driven initiatives and progressing range, fairness, and inclusion within our own business, it was a excellent suit for Hammer & Hand. We specific our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for choosing Hammer & Hand to create a place that is now a commissary kitchen area serving as house base for 16 modest, the vast majority-QTBIPOC meals and herbalism enterprises.
Learn a lot more about the mission of Alder Commons and verify out their calendar of activities at aldercommons.org
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