18 Turnor Ave, Hamden, CT 06517 www.whitneyvilleculturalcommons.org

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Organizations Filed Purposes: We preserve and enhance places of communal and historic value by providing public spaces, tools, and knowledge as shared resources to support a thriving community socially, culturally, and economically. We envision a future where every community has valuable resources preserved for perpetual public use, with just and equitable access to enhance the quality of life for all. We: Preserve Historic Places: Steward historic properties in our trust with a commitment to preserving buildings and natural environments as part of the cultural landscape of the site. Develop Social Capital: Nuture communal relationships as host to diverse civic forums, public and private social events, and spiritual and cultural traditions. Champion Artistic Creation: Cultivate, celebrate and showcase artistic endeavors of all kings. Stimulate Economic Opportunity: Develop local organizations, individuals, and start-ups through coworking opportunities and the provision of shared information, materials and services.

As part of our historic preservation program, we purchased 1247-1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT, 06517, a National Historic Landmark, which includes the Whitneyville United Church of Christ built in 1834 and its Church House built in 1924, and continued its legacy as a house of worship while continuing to adapt its use to a broader Community Resources Center and the facility in which we run our other programs.

Our assembly space program continued to be our most requested service, hosting more than 500 single and recurring events through the year, with an estimated attendance of 45 people to each event, we hosted more than 22,000 people over the course of the year. Events that took place at the WCC included: weekly Red Cross Mobile Blood Drives, Hamden Town Hall Meetings, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Nonprofit Training Sessions, 8 Sororities and Fraternities and their Service Events and Annual Meetings, twelve churches and their worship and special event services, Planned Parenthood staff meetings, local area nonprofits holding fundraisers and trainings, senior citizen's gatherings, Christening Ceremonies, Quinceaneras, Weddings, Funerals, New Haven Legal Aid Organizing Meetings, Baptisms, and more. Having grown to average of five events per week, we were overflowing with the needs of the community for common space to meet in large gatherings to accomplish community needs.

Our Coworking Program provides a dynamic shared and private working environment that brings together startups, seasoned professionals, remote researches, freelancers, and solopreneurs, in a public space where they interact more regularly with each other and their community with lower overhead to insure viability of their small businesses, and to give new entrepreneurs a chance to make it in and a reason to stay in our local economy. This year, with new spaces opening up after successful ventures were launched, we welcomed more nonprofit partners into our campus facilities to pursue their missions and purposes. CTCore Organize-Now!, Public Allies CT, and NHDocs: The New Haven Documentary Film Festival all started using our coworking private offices and availing themselves of the support that comes with coworking in the vital atmosphere of the WCC with all of its additional technical, spacial, and arts amenities. CEIO and Encouraging Word Church stayed with us as coworkers, and grew in their development as organizations. And we served 10 individual coworkers throughout the year.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Robert SheimanExecutive Director, Assistant Treasurer40$15,000
Brendan SmithTreasurer1$0
Denya McgeeMember of the Board of Directors1$0
Mark BrevardMember of the Board of Directors1$0
Addys CastilloMember of the Board of Directors1$0
Emily DoubledayMember of the Board of Directors1$0
Andrew Marchant-ShapiroMember of the Board of Directors1$0
Rebecca MandellMember of the Board of Directors, Secretary of the Board1$0
Leah GlaserMember of the Board of Directors1$0
Tamberlaine HarrisPresident and Member of the Board of Directors3$0
Robert IzzoMember of the Board of Directors1$0
Kathleen SchomakerVice-President and Member of the Board of Directors1$0

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