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Would Works Relaunches with Award from USC Social Enterprise Grant!

Would Works Relaunches with Award from USC Social Enterprise Grant!

November 13, 2020

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.

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Without a home in a pandemic: a Would Works Artisan shares her story in this podcast

Without a home in a pandemic: a Would Works Artisan shares her story in this podcast

July 01, 2020

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.

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Would Works Partners with the National Association of Women in Construction

Would Works Partners with the National Association of Women in Construction

February 13, 2020

This year NAWIC LA is hosting a series of LA based events in 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 tickets here--all proceeds go to Would Works!

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Would Works wins the 2019-2020 ChangeMaker Challenge!

Would Works wins the 2019-2020 ChangeMaker Challenge!

February 12, 2020

We are proud winners of the 2019-2020 ChangeMaker Challenge, awarded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. 

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60 Lions on the Prowl!

60 Lions on the Prowl!

January 21, 2020

Our first international craft collaboration--Would Works made engraved desk plaques for lions which were hand-carved by artisans in Ghana.

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Welcome all new Advanced Crew!

Welcome all new Advanced Crew!

January 15, 2020

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.

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Would Works on Spectrum News: "Inside the Issues" with Alex Cohen

Would Works on Spectrum News: "Inside the Issues" with Alex Cohen

December 24, 2019

Program Director Lee Buchanan and Would Works Artisan Marella DuRee had a blast talking with Alex Cohen on Spectrum News' TV show, "Inside the Issues with Alex Cohen".

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Our Custom Cocktail Boards Included in The Los Angeles Impact Box

Our Custom Cocktail Boards Included in The Los Angeles Impact Box

December 16, 2019

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.

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How Can Craft Businesses Give Back? Would Works as Case Study for Giving

How Can Craft Businesses Give Back? Would Works as Case Study for Giving

December 10, 2019

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.

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Shout Out to Would Works on the Kelly Clarkson Show

Shout Out to Would Works on the Kelly Clarkson Show

December 04, 2019

Would Works Board member and greatest champion, Nick Offerman, talks with Kelly Clarkson about our program on Season 1 of the Kelly Clarkson show.

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LA City Blocks on the Cover of Brown Alumni Magazine 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

LA City Blocks on the Cover of Brown Alumni Magazine 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

November 24, 2019

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.

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Would Works Artisans are Artists in Residence at Lehrer Architects LA!

Would Works Artisans are Artists in Residence at Lehrer Architects LA!

October 11, 2019

We're thrilled to announce our October residency at Lehrer Architects LA in Silver Lake.  We are holding work sessions in the firm's workshop (or RaD Room) with eight women from the Downtown Women's Center on Mondays and Wednesdays this month.

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