For the last month, a team of Would Works staff members and community partners have been participating in an intensive design workshop at the Stanford d.school. Through interviews, co-design sessions, observations and prototypes, our team is helping to redesign the waiting area experience at the Skid Row Community Refresh Spot.
Would Works won a generous scholarship to attend an intensive workshop called Designing for Social Systems (DSS) at Stanford's d.school this month! We put together a great team that will be helping to design the outdoor waiting room experience at the Skid Row Community ReFresh Spot
Our Workshop and store is still closed due to Covid-19 precautions, but some of our most popular products are still available this Holiday season through other impactful vendors. See links to where to buy here and continue to support Would Works this Holiday season.
After closing for Covid in March 2020, Would Works has just received a grant from the USC Social Enterprise Lab to relaunch a new outdoor program! We will kick off by building outdoor furniture for the new ReFresh Spot in Skid Row and various supportive housing sites throughout LA.
This year NAWIC LA is hosting a series of LA based eventsin conjunction with Women in Construction Week. Would Works is thrilled to be the featured non-profit at the center of the LA Chapter's annual fundraiser. Get your ticketshere--all proceeds go to Would Works!
We are busy making 300 custom branded oak cocktail boards for the The Los Angeles Impact Box this holiday season. This unique gift box is put out by our friends at Gifts for Good, in partnership with LA Original and the City Of Los Angeles.
We're thrilled to announce our October residency atLehrer Architects LA in Silver Lake. We are holding work sessions in the firm's workshop (or RaD Room) with eight women from theDowntown Women's Centeron Mondays and Wednesdays this month.
We are proud to be participating in a broad collaboration between City of Los Angeles, the Skid Row Community Improvement Coalition, along with designers and community organizations across LA to furnish a pilot hygiene center in Skid Row.