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What is Pop-Up Village?

The Pop-Up 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.

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Pregnancy Pop-Up Village (Via AdvancingMNCH.org)
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Pregnancy Pop-Up Village (Via AdvancingMNCH.org)

By MNCH

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Meet the designers changing what abolition looks like
Fast Company

Meet the designers changing what abolition looks like

By Abigail Glasgow

April 13, 2024
The Pop-Up Village Offers a 'Constellation' of Community Resources in San Francisco
KQED

The Pop-Up Village Offers a 'Constellation' of Community Resources in San Francisco

By Pendarvis Harshaw

April 10, 2024
You Got Your High School Diploma?
The California Sunday Magazine

You Got Your High School Diploma?

By Elizabeth Weil

March 27, 2019
Communities Over Commodities: How to Get There?
Laura Flanders & Friends

Communities Over Commodities: How to Get There?

By Laura Flanders & Friends

January 1, 2018
TEDWomen: What a World Without Prisons Could Look Like
TED

TEDWomen: What a World Without Prisons Could Look Like

By Deanna Van Buren

November 1, 2017
Designing a Way out of Mass Incarceration
CityLab
Design

Designing a Way out of Mass Incarceration

By Eillie Anzilotti

December 13, 2016
Resources for Released Prisoners
Next City

Resources for Released Prisoners

By Danya Sherman

October 1, 2016
Designing for Peace in Conversation
Skin Deep

Designing for Peace in Conversation

By Sasha Kosminsky

April 1, 2016
Making Space for a New Kind of Justice
The California Sunday Magazine

Making Space for a New Kind of Justice

By Elizabeth Weil

August 1, 2015
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CONTRIBUTE TO THE POP-UP VILLAGE

A donation to the Pop-Up Village will go directly to engaging residents and community partners to enable the Village to pop-up on a regular schedule, bringing together retrofitted vehicles, mobile trees and vendor stalls to create welcoming public squares, and providing convenient access to much-needed social services, health and wellness resources, educational programs, entrepreneurship programs, business incubation opportunities, and cultural activities, resulting in increased feelings of safety, pride, and enjoyment of the neighborhood.

ANCHOR PARTNERS

The Pop-Up Village Anchor Partners curate and coordinate vendors and service providers in each of the Village neighborhoods: Health & Wellness, Food & Agriculture, Arts & Culture, Education, Youth Zone, Local Shops, and Operations. They are committed to the mission and intention of the Village.

If you’re interested in becoming an Anchor Partner, click the button below.

Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
The Butterfly Movement
KaCierge

SPONSORS / FUNDERS

Sponsors/Funders are public or private organizations that are looking to expand their impact in low-income communities of color through the fiscal sponsorship of a neighborhood in the Village (Health & Wellness, Food & Agriculture, Arts & Culture, Education, Youth Zone, Local Shops, and Operations) or the entire Pop-Up Village!

If you’re interested in sponsoring or contributing to a Village, click the button below.

Place matters, and its power has been taken from those who stand to gain the most from its thoughtful creation. Rooted in the core values of Abundance, Action, Creativity, Generosity, Collaboration, and Participation, the Village seeks to bring regenerative design back into the hands of community.

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