COCO Brown is a cultural community center; a multifunctional, intergenerational, place-making, creative arts and educational social space. A safe and inclusive place that holds space for history, the arts, and culture. COCO Brown uses the mediums of art, music, storytelling, and movement to strengthen community relationships and improve social and economic equity. COCO Brown is a space to facilitate Ubuntu... it's for family, for tribe, for community.
It is an IN-powering sanctuary where one can come to Nourish, Nurture, and Network. COCO Brown is a space to foster healing, conscientization; realization; revelation; revitalization and transformation. The space that holds COCO Brown is the new headquarters of POSE Inc., and currently functions as a bookstore, art store, retail store, event/meeting space, art gallery, classroom, co-working space, incubator space, creating space, and cultural arts studio. The classes, workshops, and programming provided out of this space cover all ages and intersectionality; always with an eye towards anti-racism, and social /economic equity and justice by consistently engaging our full authentic selves (mind, body, spirit).
Services range from children's story telling, drumming, and family craft night to spoken-word workshops, poetry slams, improv, dances, open-mics, lecture series, and an array of literature, history and social justice educational programming for students of all ages. Educational, equitable and social emotional consulting services are available through the COCO Brown networking firm, as are stellar public and motivational speakers of color. Eventually we endeavor add a full service sit-down neighborhood Café.
COCO Brown is honored to have a diverse and growing list of community partners, collaborators, sponsors and supporters in our network. If you are interested in partnership, sponsorship, collective impact or cross-sector work, we are actively seeking your involvement and support. We need you to do this work.
0 to 100 real quick, 02/07/2020
A look into the lives of four men who have lived through and survived childhood poverty, local gangs, local violence, local mass incarceration via the school to prison pipeline.
WHAT WE DO
In our work we seek to move the needle in the following areas:
Cultural identity, eliminating racism, economic mobility, educational equity, early exposure to writing, reading, music, arts, science and math; whole-person healing (mind-body-soul), positive health outcomes, healthy food options, entrepreneurship, place-making, social equity, intergenerational wealth.
COCO Brown is an incubating space. We work hard to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere ideal for healing, learning, dreaming, growing, connecting, casting vision, planning, building, launching, piloting, testing, prototyping, and scaling. Whether its space rental or community you are seeking, at COCO Brown there is a space here for you.