We help young people set goals and realize their potential as they transition into adulthood.
We need community-based, holistic infrastructure in order to end youth incarceration. Learn more about our future campus in the Richmond region.
The Hive promises to exude Sawubona and to hold the Ubuntu ethos, which are essential tools for liberation and re-building relations and a critical component to ending youth prisons.
- Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, "Community Engagement Findings," 2022
The Hive's founding Youth Advisory Board is trained by Brandi Mack and Marta Alabau from Designing Justice + Designing Spaces to lead campus planning conversations.
The Hive officially launched with a public reception, press conference, and Youth Advisory Board-led bus tour.
More than two dozen experts across each of The Hive's six focus groups are convened to inform the vision for how The Hive campus could function.
Designing Justice + Designing Spaces staff synthesize all of the community engagement data into the first formal report on The Hive campus vision.
The contract with Designing Justice + Designing Spaces formally concludes as The Hive focuses on building a local team of experts. Storefront for Community Design is consulted to create the first high-level visual of the campus.
Concept development continues! Our goal is to secure pre-development funding by fall 2023 in order to work with a local development and design team on the architectural and financial planning.