CO+WORK, CO+BUILD, CO+CHANGE – PHX CO+HOOTS launches non-profit arm
CO+HOOTS, downtown Phoenix’s largest coworking community, has announced the launch of a charitable non-proﬁt arm: CO+HOOTS Foundation, which will focus on building business educational opportunities, nurturing a stronger coworking community and providing pro bono service to the non-profit sector.
“When I founded CO+HOOTS, we always had the intention of bringing coworkers together to benefit the local community through pro bono service projects and leadership,” CO+HOOTS Founder Jenny Poon said. “Now that our members have rocked their way through the recession and are growing in size, we not only see a need for a second space but also a desire to give back. The CO+HOOTS Foundation will give our members — as independent companies — the capacity to have a greater community impact.”
The Foundation will help open a new space, an expansion of CO+HOOTS’ location at 11th Street and Washington Street in downtown Phoenix. CO+HOOTS leadership is exploring options in the Valley and is open to any space within close proximity to light rail. The CO+HOOTS Foundation will offer programming and services when its location opens, which is expected to be winter 2014/spring 2015. The new space will operate in conjunction with the current CO+HOOTS location and focus on teams of two or more and will include variable office space options as well as flex space and will combine for-profit and non-profit members.
The non-proﬁt organization was co-founded by Poon, CO+HOOTS founding member Odeen Domingo and Kristin Romaine, a local non-profit strategist and fundraiser who will serve as the organization’s first Executive Director. Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham will act as the Foundation’s Advisory Board chair.
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