What is a Pop-Up Resource Village?
The Pop-Up Resource Village is a site activation project that harnesses the power of design to catalyze the magic that emerges when people and programs come together in public space. Its mission is to create a village of civic resources for under-resourced communities so they can thrive.
The Pop-up Resource Village addresses the lack of access to resources, and the economic and social isolation many communities face, by bringing together a constellation of dynamic programming — health and wellness, youth and family, retail, food, and education resources — in customized buses, vans, pop-up shops, furniture, and other types of mobile architecture and nature.
Place matters, and its power has been taken from those who stand to gain the most from its thoughtful creation. The Pop-Up Resource Village and our program partners use these tools to heal our communities — to improve social cohesion, increase public safety, reduce recidivism — all through the power of creative placemaking.
Food + Agriculture
Health + Wellness
Arts + Culture
Entrepreneurship+ Job Creation
Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
At Designing Justice + Designing Spaces (DJDS) we believe that the built environment embodies many of our society’s gross inequities. Through our innovations in architecture and real estate development, we seek to end the crisis caused by mass incarceration by supporting re-entry and diversion programs and practices. With our non-profit, government and community partners, we co-create new prototypes such as peacemaking centers, mobile classrooms, and housing for foster age youth. Together, we harness the power of the built environment to create triple bottom line equity and support the success and expansion of restorative justice, education, and workforce development programs. Learn more.
Five keys schools and programs
Founded by the SF Sheriff's department in 2003, the Five Keys Charter School was founded as a solution to studies showing that increased academic achievement is one of the most reliable predictors of reducing recidivism. The five Keys are education, Employment, Recovery, Family, and Community. Five Keys Charter School offers a high quality education to inmates in the San Francisco jails, as well as in the Los Angeles in-custody facilities. Their programs are helping thousands of students to get high school diplomas, GED’s, jobs, and life skills training. Learn more.