All Good Work brings coworking approach for nonprofit
H2H-Teens Uses Co-Working Space to Grow
All Good Work brings coworking approach for nonprofits grappling with surging Silicon Valley real estate prices – Silicon Valley Business Journal
Aimee Lopez spends dozens of hours a week meeting with families, mentoring kids, sending emails and filing paperwork in her role as executive director at H2H Teens. But until a few weeks ago, she didn’t have an office to do all that work in.
“I would have never dreamed of actually having a space in Silicon Valley … the cost is so high,” said Lopez, who founded the organization in 2012 to work with kids at risk of not graduating high school and offer programs for their families. Like many small local nonprofits, the group can’t keep up with the rapidly rising cost of commercial rents in the region, where lease costs have jumped an average of 38 percent in the past five years, according to Colliers International.
This month, H2H Teens had that worry lifted after being gifted a de facto headquarters through a new program in Silicon Valley by the All Good Work Foundation. The New York City-based group arrived here three months ago to launch its second program in the country to pair nonprofits with free seats at coworking locations.