The Bridge Fridge @ The Goree Freedom House

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The Bridge Fridge is up and running for the community and volunteer support! This has been an absolute labor of love for us along with the community and we cannot be more grateful to all of the organizations and community members who helped to make this possible.

If you haven’t already please sign up to volunteer or support the fridge in this link:…/1FAIpQLSdKu7LtTJ…/formResponse

Goree House Bulk Food program (Grocery Week)

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Urban Farming

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We want to be in contact with you so we can all get our hands dirty in the soil this growing season.

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 space is used to create a small urban garden and explore the creation of the multi-floor greenhouse expansion 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.

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 mentor-ship 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.

Goree Tech Hustle

Course Overview: This peer-to-peer learning course will expose participants to the fundamentals of web and mobile technology development. The first part of the course will cover the fundamentals of front-end and back-end web development, with a focus on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, and Ruby. The second part of the course will cover the fundamentals of Android mobile application development.

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.