Our mission is to be a place dedicated to improving the health of neighbors by addressing their social, educational and economic needs through relationships—person to person, person to community, and person to nature.

 
 

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to our work.

People & place: Build vibrant community through inclusion and engagement.
Education & entrepreneurship: Cultivate new relationships and business opportunities through innovation and hands-on learning.
Social: Connect neighbors by sharing information in-person and online.
Nature: Design a sustainable eco-system and restore natural capital.
Health: Nurture and care for people’s physical and mental health.

Place matters.

Latham Street Commons is a place where the community can create models for economic development by using the built environment and its relationship with the community.  We believe that fostering symbiotic relationships between people and nature helps all of  us learn, practice and maintain sustainable ways of living.

  More than 275 people participated in events through which we’ve collected more than 400 ideas about people’s concerns, needs, and hopes.

More than 275 people participated in events through which we’ve collected more than 400 ideas about people’s concerns, needs, and hopes.

Working inside-out, rather than outside-in.

In 2015, when we started, our site was just a vacant set of 100 year–old garages tucked away between Penn Avenue, South Graham and Latham Streets. Now, on this quarter-acre lot, amid all the hustle and bustle of daily life, we put a novel approach to work at improving health—working inside-out with this community, and sustainability, every step of the way.