Community Builders Program Fabricates Bench for the Aster Apartments
Recently, our Community Builders Program was tasked to fabricate a 12 foot long communal bench for the 56 unit Aster Apartments, a newly built affordable housing site located in South LA. The affordable housing site features both studio and one-bedroom apartments and includes on site facilities, in addition to being walking distance from the Blue Line.
The bench is made from American white oak acquired from Bohnhoff Lumber and powder coated steel tube legs. The bench sits in the main lobby of the building where residents have the opportunity to interact with one another while accessing their mailboxes or waiting to meet with the building manager. Together with our workshop leaders, the Artisans transported and assembled the bench on site.
Thank you RxLA for giving our Artisans the opportunity to provide furniture to the future residents of The Aster!
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Winding down this year, we express deep gratitude for your support and engagement with Would Works. 2023 began expansively: WW Community Builders Program Artisans and our team took a field trip to the snow-covered Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains north of the city. Shirley is the Artisan Lead at Would Works and was born and raised in LA. She’s now in her mid-60’s, yet she’s never been up to the Angeles Forest. Our city is surrounded by abundant landscapes, but many residents who face barriers to employment also lack access to experiences in nature. This forest visit reflects the growth trajectory of Would Works, which we illuminate here.