project leader
Robert G
location
532 East 185th Street
(Collinwood)
latest update rss
First public announcement!

the project

The Gatewood Home/Share is a culmination of a series of small business ideas and projects my family has been working toward for over 15 years. Everything you remember from our first space is coming back, supercharged and better than ever! Created by Marlene Gatewood-Allen and son Robert Gatewood, and supported by her husband and a number of other local partners, the Home/Share looks to support our community (particularly people of color and other marginalized groups) by being an inclusive incubator space for all people.

To begin our relaunch, we are looking to start two cornerstone youth engagement programs: 'Home/Share Lil' Entrepreneur' (HSLE) and GamerHaven Academy (GHA). Each program would engage at least 4 children per session and teach a variety of real-life skills and knowledge, using the breadth of our coworking and event resources at the Home/Share and East 185th Market Park. Every youth participant will walk away with something tangible (e.g. a t-shirt, a game they made, a certificate), something personal (skills to start a business, use a kitchen, a game design document), and some money in their pocket for their effort!

Your donations would cover the costs associated with operating the first 3 Lil Entrepreneur cohorts and the first 2 GamerHaven Academy cohorts, ensuring at least 25 local kids get the opportunity to experience hands-on education from people who grew up much like they did and from the where they live.

To learn more about these programs, click here.

To learn more about how GamerHaven grew and developed into the Gatewood Home/Share, click here.

the steps

We've already begun renovations with the resources we had left from 818 East 185th, and are on the path to a soft launch of the Gatewood Home/Share in mid-August 2020. With support from you, we expect to do the following to secure our launch through Lil Entrepreneur and GamerHaven Academy, which best allows us the opportunity to begin serving Greater Cleveland at the Home/Share:

  1. Create a list of eligible youth participants from partners across Collinwood and other Cleveland Neighborhoods, with the goal of having a list of no fewer than 50 participants ready for enrollment (Week 1 after funding)

  2. Complete purchase of necessary technical and kitchen related hardware and software to fulfill the goals of HSLE and GHA (Week 2/3 after funding)

  3. Secure guest professionals for each cohort (Week 5 after funding)

  4. Secure dates and times for each cohort and schedule sessions based on best availability for eligible participants (Week 5 after funding, use of our spaces will be primarily available to community users, as limited by proper social distancing guidelines, so we will block out time for each session to maximize safety)

Throughout completion of the campaign we will keep people abreast of progress on our website, this page, and social media.

why we're doing it

As I said during the development of GamerHaven, I believe more deeply than anything, that most often what prevents people from achieving their goals is a lack of access to the resources that would get them there. Nothing about the place I'm from held me back, nothing about being a person from here held me back, and the people in my community are all equally or even more capable than I am when given the chance to be. 

The Gatewood Home/Share brings together my vision for a creative coworking space, my mothers mission to provide authetic and all-inclusive support to people in our neighborhood, and years of refining our operations to fit the community we call home.These prgraoms for young people take everything we've worked toward and create a personal, one on one connection with young people to share what has worked for us and expose them to the possibilities life can offer them.

Thank you for all your support so far, and we are excited to see where we can go, together.

- Robert Gatewood

budget

  • $7,500 Minimum Total Budget (27 Students in 2020) in fundraising goals. As funded by ioby, the campaign would not be the direct prices charged to individuals for coursework. Below are the budget items for operations for each program:
    • Lil’ Entrepreneur Program (12 students, 3 cohorts) -  $5,000
      • Student Stipend: $2,700
      • Participants are paid $225 stipends over the course of the program, after learning techniques necessary to work.
      • Outside Educator Fee: $300 (Budget for outside educators or business owners to speak or offer hands-on demonstrations.)Home/Share Operations and Staff Costs: $2,000
    • Home/Share Operations and Staff Costs: $2,000 (This includes the staff, food and refreshments, and operations of the program including printouts and other materials.)
    • GamerHaven Academy (15 students, 3 cohorts) - $2,500
      • Student Stipend: $750
      • Participants are paid $225 stipends over the course of the program, after learning techniques necessary to work.
      • Outside Educator Fee: $250 (Budget for outside educators or business owners to speak or offer hands-on demonstrations.)
    • Home/Share Operations and Staff Costs: $1,000 (This includes the staff, food and refreshments, and operations of the program including printouts and other materials)
    • Master Collective Programming Fee: $500 (Includes the software, licenses, and use of GamerHaven Equipment during the program.)

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =    $7,500
ioby Platform Fee     $35
"ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)"    $138
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $7,673
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.    

updates

First public announcement!

Hey,

It's Robert! I shared the campaign on my friends list on Facebook, so that people closest digitally could see, share, and give feedback.

We plan on doing a proper unveiling, with more media and information; I understand how many layers our project has so a video, graphics, and other ways to engage us are in development. The critical information that we'll work to share will be around:

  1.  What the primary programming this campaign supports is,
  2. Where funds beyond the primary campaign will benefit,
  3. Who is helping us make the Home/Share it's best, and
  4. What you get as a donor (besides eternal gratitude!).

So thank you for anyone who donated before the campaign is rolling. It means you know what my mom and I are seeking to do or have been a part of getting us here.

Looking forward to sharing more!

- Robert

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Andrew Pearson
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Allison Busch
  • Kristin + Bob (sweet bean)
  • Em, Nathan, and Soren
  • Julie G.
  • Kit Willihnganz
  • Anonymous
  • Molly M.
  • Emily S.
  • Megan C.