GateBridge is a mission-driven community of mixed-income/mixed-occupation residents. We partner with local governments and established real estate developers to integrate our innovative and paradigm-shifting approach to community wealth building into equitable development planning. We focus primarily on new construction, giving us input on critical design choices and the opportunity to target potential residents with a passion for holistic community wealth building.
GateBridge residents gain access to a wide range of onsite programming and opportunities sponsored by GateBridge and our strategic partners: government agencies, businesses, universities and other nonprofit organizations. This programming provides opportunities for workforce and career development, networking and special events, employment and business ownership.
GateBridge’s innovative approach to mixed-income affordable housing seeks a balanced community of very low income, low income, and workforce (GATEforce) residents living in a housing cooperative anchored by a co-working space for resident and community change-makers focused on community wealth building and launching community and cooperative enterprises to close the wealth gap.
G-uardians (Public Servants)
Cooperative housing for community impact
Bill Drayton, who founded Ashoka, an organization that supports thousands of social entrepreneurs around the world, defined Change-Makers as “those who can see patterns around them, identify problems in any situation, figure out ways to solve the problem, organize fluid teams, lead collective action, and then continually adapt as situations change.”
GateBridge is a community of change-makers. At the core of this vision is its Change-Makers’ Co-op (CMC) - a community impact cooperative that operates a co-working business and incubator for cooperative and community-based enterprises. The ChangeMakers curriculum is at the core of GateBridge’s learn while doing approach to community impact and change. Residents choosing to participate in CMC go through a provisional community impact based orientation period focused on understanding the role of cooperatives in community wealth building. At the end of the provisional period, having successfully completed this Change-Makers orientation program, residents may apply for a range of CMC opportunities designed to generate income for themselves, while continuing to impact the broader community. The lifelong learning in GateBridge communities will offer residents and community a robust range of enrichment, training, and certification opportunities designed to enhance workforce and career mobility, as well as business and social enterprise opportunities.