The Social Justice Center in Madison, Wisconsin is being remodeled to include a new “mutual aid workspace” in hopes of attracting new users to the center.
The renovation will include new offices, while the first floor will become a collaborative, mutual aid workspace managed by Mutual Aid Network. It will also have small, soundproof corners, a meeting room, a large conference room, public-use computers, a kitchen and more.
“People can now have an affordable coworking space that’s explicitly geared toward connecting with the other people in the building and connecting with the community,” said SJC board president Stephanie Rearick.
In 2000, the Social Justice Center opened as a shared space and incubator for nonprofits. Rearick said she hopes that in the future, the space will be able to incorporate solar panels or rooftop gardens.
The construction should be completed before the grand opening on January 20.