Goree House Bulk Food program (Grocery Week)
We save customers money by pooling resources to order common groceries in bulk as we reach the volume needed to get the order through. We experiment with order volume thresholds to see which items we can buy in bulk and place on the approved checklist for users.
Greenhouse and Urban Farm extension. Using hydroponics and modular construction we plan to extend the porch into a greenhouse that produces a fair portion of fresh vegetation, but more importantly exposes community members to the future potential of gardening in cities. This portion of the funds will be used to create a small urban garden and explore the creation of the multi-floor greenhouse porch extension of the house.
Job Training and Placement
With all the resources available in the city of Cambridge and the state of Massachusetts, Citizens should not be without access to the economy. Through our partnerships with various nonprofit organizations, businesses and the City resources, we make sure that families in the community are able to find adequate means to live a sustainable life.
Higher Education Guidance
Planning the transition from high school to a career needs to start early, and can be a daunting task. Moreover, instilling the mindset of going beyond and seeing yourself in those advanced roles takes mentorship and community attention. Through our partnerships with Qualls Academy, Fletcher Maynard Academy, and neighborhood organizations, we make sure that families in the community do not have to try to tackle this process alone.
Expectations: Participants are expected to attend all classes and be fully prepared. The course is structured such that at least one participant will lead the discussion for each lesson under the supervision of the discussion facilitator. By the end of the course, each participant will create a website and an Android app.
Maker and Fabrication space
There are carpentry and other power tools in the open area on this floor already. The goal for this space is a simple maker area for light woodworking, hand tool use, sewing, vinyl work, and 3D printing. There will be additional space for groups meeting in the building.