Event Recap: Hub LA’s 3rd Town Hall

Last night, we hosted our third member meeting at Hub LA for members to hear about upcoming programs and initiatives, new partnerships as well as to offer a safe space for how we can improve the community.

We heard from a few of our member committees working on projects that our community has previously expressed interest in developing. Perhaps most importantly, our Rooftop Committee informed us that roof development is chugging along - they’re deep-diving into the LA building codes and working with the city and with contractors to ensure we can get permits in the coming weeks. In April, they will host an Open Forum for the community to envision how we will use our roof. According to Elizabeth, we will be able to use our roof by the end of our community building campaign (see below), in June. From your lips, to the roof-God’s ears, Elizabeth!

Candace Hodder (Clean Agency) and Steve Clarke (Newcomb Anderson McCormick) represented the Green Print Council, Hub LA’s sustainability committee, shared some of what they’ve been working on with the group. They’re streamlining our trash/recycling/composting systems, and will be posting tips around the space and on this blog for how we can be more green. Jesse Clarke of the Capacity Lab, shared an update on her joint-program with the Hub, The Solutions Forum. We are looking for a volunteer (or volunteers) to help get the word out to nonprofits and social enterprises about this unique opportunity to brainstorm with a diverse group Hub LA consultants. After great forums in December, working with Groceryships on their fundraising strategy, and in January, strategizing corporate sponsorship packages with the AABLI, we are still looking to fill our March-June sessions. Email Jesse AT capacitylab DOT co if you’re interested in helping out!

Hub LA members introduce themselves to the group at our third Town Hall meeting.

Elizabeth also shared a bit about our new partners. We’re excited to announce new relationships with the Aileen Getty Foundation, Whole Foods, LA 2050, the Goldhirsh Foundation, and Youth Speak Media Solutions. Mike from Youth Speak brought along two of his student trainees to the Town Hall, and they filmed and photographed the event. We’ll post those in the coming days!

In other exciting news, Hub LA is about to launch our Community+ Campaign! It’s our big push to grow our community and, in doing so, expand opportunities for all of our members. Community+ is about the strength of our diverse membership, what makes Hub LA the collaborative and innovative place that it is. Community is the foundation for everything we do at Hub LA and everything that is coming out of the space: social innovation and change comes from building a community and gathering that community in a space to connect and build relationships. Lot’s more to come on that in the coming weeks.

Members present some of their ideas from the Town Hall’s break-out brainstorming session.

After these report-backs, we broke out into working groups to brainstorm how we can continue to showcase our members, share their work, and build out our community. With the help of an amazing graphic facilitator, Wyn Wilson, we have a visual representation of the town hall that we’ll keep up in our space for members to come check out.

Graphic facilitator Wyn Wilson recorded our Town Hall on Feb. 20.

Thanks for another great evening, Hub LA. We’re continually humbled by your wisdom and your commitment. Big things to look forward to!

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February 21st, 2014

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