40% of $50,000 goal
The Neighborhood's Table is a new initiative from Studio ATAO that aims to create a responsible development framework for hospitality businesses in gentrifying areas to organically integrate into their community, and work together with their neighbors to combat displacement and invest sustainably in their neighborhoods.
Our goals for this initiative are three-fold:
We hope that together these actions will encourage a larger shift in how private businesses approach the communities they operate in and, in turn, build coalitions between individuals, community organizations, and businesses to influence future policies and practices.
For more information about this initiative, including the problem as we see it and our goals for 2022, check out our website.
At Studio ATAO, we believe that a radically different future requires unconventional ideas that haven't been tested before. We are a nonprofit that creates educational tools, resources, and spaces for individuals and organizations to advance systems-based change through a social justice lens and the all-affected principle. Our vision is a world where all people can realize their power to secure equitable and inclusive change.
As a community-driven think tank, we aim to center the individuals and groups most affected by sociopolitical change and use their recommendations for structural overhaul as the basis of organizational and policy change. Instead of allowing change to be dictated through a top-down approach, often from the very people in power benefiting the most from existing inequities, our work focuses on implementing new ideas that pull at the roots of systematic issues. (Read more about our methodology here).
As we prepare the resources necessary for another impactful year and for our main project of 2022, The Neighborhood's Table, will you support our work uplifting the recommendations of community members most affected by future change?
Studio ATAO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our EIN is 82-2171680.
For gift opportunities and fundraising-specific questions, please contact our Director of Operations, Karen Kumaki, at [email protected].