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WE DISRUPT

DISMANTLING SYSTEMIC BARRIERS

We're raising $3 million in order to redesign and renovate a new home located in the heart of the Trenton community.

PILLAR GOAL: $600,000 of $3,000,000

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

HomeWorks House will accelerate our mission with a world class educational residence in West Trenton. This new space will allow us to triple our capacity, providing a purpose built space for up to 40 Scholars annually. It will be social infrastructure that fosters connections, cohesion, and resilience. It will anchor HomeWorks in the place where it seeks to disrupt economic and justice systems, to reshape social environments and values.

Savings of $130,000 per Year

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Projected rental costs for the 2021-2022 school year will be approximately 30 percent of HomeWorks’ program budget. As the program expands up to 40 scholars plus requisite staff, rent could easily become $120,000 per year.

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Program Sustainability and Growth

The purchase of  a large house allows for program growth. Over the next few years, as our current scholars move through high school, HomeWorks will expand to 40 scholars at any given time (10 per each high school grade).

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Creating a Visible Anchor and Building Credibility

A permanent house would give HomeWorks Trenton an anchor within the community we serve.  It would increase our visibility and symbolize what HomeWorks stands for - female empowerment and social justice.

OUR TIMELINE

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1. Purchase House

We purchased a house on November 10th, 2021

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3. Build Wall Frames

We purchased a house on November 10th, 2021

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5. Install Lighting

We purchased a house on November 10th, 2021

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1. Install Ceiling and Flooring

We purchased a house on November 10th, 2021

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2. Strip Interior  

We purchased a house on November 10th, 2021

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4. Install Drywall

We purchased a house on November 10th, 2021

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6. Painting and Wallcovering

We purchased a house on November 10th, 2021

February

Hover to see projected renovations.

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1212 EDGEWOOD AVENUE

HomeWorks' new home will be located at 1212 Edgewood Avenue, just outside of Cadwalader Park on Trenton's West Side. Slightly out of the city center, this area provides plenty of space and greenery for our scholars to enjoy. It's also one of the safest areas in the city. The house in its current state is uninhabitable and will require extensive renovations. However, once the renovations are complete, HomeWorks will have a 7,000 square foot house with large indoor and outdoor shared spaces.

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1212 Edgewood Avenue is just an 8-minute drive from Trenton 9th Grade Academy, and an 11-minute drive from Trenton Central High School.

DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

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