The Hollander Project
In the early 1900's, 910 Braddock Avenue was the site of Hollander's Drug Store, one of no less than four drug stores that served Braddock residents during its heyday.
Currently unoccupied and in a state of disrepair, For Good PGH will be working to transform this space into The Hollander, an innovative coworking space for local, female business owners. So much talent exists in Braddock and surrounding communities, but not the infrastructure and resources to launch these businesses within an established work space.
In addition to providing office and multi-purpose space, For Good PGH will also bring programming, including workshops and talks with entrepreneurs, Executive Directors and innovators for the Hollander’s tenants, as well as the greater community at large. A monthly scheduled resume assistance program as well as several professional development trainings will be available. Interview clothing in a variety of sizes and styles will be available for women to borrow, courtesy of Free Store 15104.
Through professional development opportunities, including financial trainings, empowerment exercises, and motivational speakers, we seek to create an inspiring and supportive environment where women can build and grow their businesses, as well as their knowledge and their networks.
We are about to kick off construction and anticipate an opening date in March of 2018.
A HUGE thank you to all involved in helping us get this project off the ground!
The Hollander Project Funders:
Elsie H. Hillman Foundation
S. Kent Rockwell Foundation
The Pittsburgh Foundation
John Sullivan, Sullivan Super Service
PGH Yoga Collective/Shining Light Prenatal
Contractor: Absolute Win
Architect: Studio for Spatial Practice
If you'd like to be a part of this project, consider a donation. All donations will go to fund renovations and programming for The Hollander.