Our partners and volunteers are so important, and we can accomplish a lot together. Be the change that you want in our community. During its start-up phase, partners are especially crucial to accelerate the progress and success of the Rebound Institute. Let us know how you can help, and share your ideas for creating and operating the Institute.
What do you think: How can we improve and refine our plan – and make it happen?
Let us know how you can get involved. We will need Institute Partners in a number of different areas:
The Rebound Institute will need a property for approximately 30,000 square feet of space for our multi-faceted program components (including 20 units of housing), according to the preliminary conceptual study.
To complete this buildout, we will need partners who can offer their expertise, guidance and resources from the private sector, unions, public programs, foundations and nonprofit organizations to identify and secure the property/building(s) – ideally within walking distance of the SF State campus – along with design and construction for green-building standards and cost-effective best practices.
Once underway, project areas could include carpentry, resource-efficient electrical and plumbing, solar/power wall (EV-charging station if appropriate), bicycle storage, landscape (greywater/LID/community garden if appropriate), internet/phone, video kiosks/screens, furniture and equipment for the housing, kitchen, workshops, offices and other spaces throughout the institute, and building services and amenities.
To set up our skills workshops and artisan spaces, affordable leads on equipment for state-of-the-art lens-crafting, tattooing and barbering/cosmetology as well as upholstery fabrics and textiles are also greatly appreciated.
We are reaching out to a wide spectrum of potential partners and sources of support to create the Legal Clinic:
- Engage with the California System-Involved Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco and members of the legal clinic advisory board.
- Recruit research assistants and externships through partnerships with law schools.
- Provide internships to SF State criminal-justice students.
- Establish access to prison law and reform courses at SF State.
- Partner with the SF Cannabis Equity Program to access the local cannabis-industry pipeline.
- Work with the SF Human Rights Committee to develop post-Institute housing strategies.
- Add to our library of resources for attorneys, law students and Institute participants.