Building Community through Coworking
Because cowork spaces allow members with very different backgrounds to come together and work in close proximity, they represent nodes within a community that can increase the social network ties of members. An increase in social network ties is linked to an increase in an individual’s social capital. Having many individuals with robust social capital connections helps to build the overall resilience of a community. For this reason, cowork spaces represent an important opportunity for improving social capital and resilience.
Join Urban Land Institute Utah in a review and discussion of Building Community through Co-Working. EJ McCaffrey, general manager of co-working space, Access Salt Lake, and David Edmunds, owner of the coworking space, The Salt Mine, Kathryn Christiansen, owner of My Business Bar, and Brittany Reese, owner of Sugarspace, will give an in-depth look at the realities of developing and transforming space into successful coworking business models.
Beverages and a Light Breakfast will be provided.
Giving Back Opportunity: At this month’s program, ULI Utah would like to take the opportunity to give back to the Volunteer of America’s Homeless Youth Resource Center. We will be hosting a Construction/Development-focused Vocational Training Series in March 2018 at the VOA Youth Resource Center. We would appreciate any monetary donations, volunteer instructors, and/or materials. You will be able to sign up at this event or via email.
If you would like to sponsor or provide instructors for our Construction/Development-focused , please email Maryann by January 20, 2018.
If you are unable to sponsor a Vocational Training Session, you can still contribute. We are collecting sleeping bags, socks, gloves, or a monetary donation to benefit the Volunteer of America’s Homeless Youth Resource Center.
Cost: Free with donation for VOA Homeless Youth Resource Center (donations accepted at event).