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.
The pandemic has been scary, disruptive, and challenging for everyone, but for the unhoused community it has been downright traumatizing. This episode The Uncertain Hour, a Marketplace podcast, explores the story of one of our outstanding Artisans as she navigates life in Skid Row during Covid.
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 have just launched a new program called the Would Works Advanced Crew. Our first cohort includes four exceptional Artisans who have completed our beginner workshop and are hungry for more skills and time in the shop. Advanced Crew members will be helping lead workshops, machine products and design and build outdoor furniture.
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.
At Would Works it takes a village to create jobs and cutting boards! This Craft Industry Alliance article details how design and craft businesses support craft-centered non-profits like ours through donating proceeds and products.
Would Works limited edition LA City Blocks made the cover of the Brown Alumni Magazine (BAM) this month. This year's annual holiday gift guide features alumni makers and alumni-run non-profits--and Would Works happens to check both boxes.
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.