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We help young people set goals and realize their potential as they transition into adulthood.

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We are a consistent, caring community for young people ages 18-21 that includes weekly case management, monthly life skills workshops, and access to resources.

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The Hive Campus

We need community-based, holistic infrastructure in order to end youth incarceration. Learn more about our future campus in the Richmond region.

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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

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Summer 2021

We launch our first Youth Advisory Board and contract with Designing Justice + Designing Spaces to begin the concept development process for The Hive campus. Other partners include The Conciliation Lab and CodeVA.

Summer 2021

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.

October 2021

The Hive officially launched with a public reception, press conference, and Youth Advisory Board-led bus tour.

January 2022

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.

Spring 2022

Designing Justice + Designing Spaces staff synthesize all of the community engagement data into the first formal report on The Hive campus vision.

Winter 2022

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.

Spring 2023

Storefront for Community Design initiates a pro bono contract with Quinn Evans to support the development of the first high-level visual of the campus.

…and beyond

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.

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Our unique holistic, healing-centered approach is infused in all we do.

Our holistic, healing-centered approach is an evidence- based and research-informed model designed for organizations interested in working with young people navigating complex needs.

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