Greenville, S.C. – Last week, CommunityWorks held a grand opening for The CommunityWorks Learning Center in the Jud Hub, a social Innovation hub located in the historic Judson Mill District. The Learning Center is a collaborative space that allows CommunityWorks to host more in-person community economic development training and provide entrepreneurs and community partners with hands-on support, learning opportunities and resources.
“The purpose of the Learning Center is to help small business owners access knowledge they can use to build greater capacities for their businesses,” said incoming CommunityWorks CEO Latorrie Geer. “The Jud Hub is committed to bringing in non-profits and entrepreneurs who can work collaboratively throughout the space, and we couldn’t be more excited to be here.”
More than 100 CommunityWorks employees, partners, and investors attended the event, where they explored the Learning Center, learned about what it offers, and engaged in networking opportunities.
“CommunityWorks provides financial equity and economic achievement for everyone,” said Jud Hub Community Director James Abbott. “CommunityWorks fits squarely within our vision to facilitate relationships and provide access between various segments of our community. We look forward to working with them to impact our neighbors here in the Judson Mill community and beyond.”
A long-term partner of the Judson Mill project dating to its inception in 2018, CommunityWorks provided $500,000 for the mill’s acquisition and an additional $500,000 to the Jud Hub’s development.
“We believe in the community economic development that is happening in this area, and we know that new growth and opportunities will help this community thrive by offering benefits they didn’t have before,” said Geer.
CommunityWorks is building brighter futures for under-resourced families and communities across South Carolina. CommunityWorks is committed to building financial equity by providing capital and coaching that support small business growth, entrepreneurship, and homeownership. Collectively, CommunityWorks programs, expertise and partnerships help build stronger and more just communities. For more information, visit communityworkscarolina.org.
Jud Hub is a collaborative, inclusive shared workspace offering resources and community connections to nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and mission-driven companies. Jud Hub offers affordable office leasing options and coworking memberships. Benefits include access to reservable meeting rooms, special event space, pro-bono professional assistance, and intentional programming for member needs. For more information, visit www.judhub.com.
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