BWC Building Update

Dear Friends,

After years of hard work by many of our members, we are thrilled to report that we have sold our current building and signed a lease for an accessible new home in Coolidge Corner.

 
In this new accessible space we will continue to build our intergenerational community. Whether you arrive in a stroller, on stilts, or in a wheelchair - all will be able to enter our doors. We will continue to be a home for community rituals, organizing meetings, and cultural gatherings.
 
This new space will meet our needs for the next five years, as our community continues to grow and change. During this time we will build our long term vision for the next chapter of this organization.
 
What does this mean for us moving forward?
 
We anticipate staying at 1762 Beacon St. through the Spring of 2019, as we begin the exciting process of designing and renovating this new space, and packing up our current building.
 
Stay tuned for ways you can help with this process, and for news of our goodbye party! In the meantime, if you want to help with moving logistics (packing & unpacking boxes, etc.), designing the new space, or help us think about accessibility - fill out this short form
 
See below for more information - if you have any questions please contact Debbie & Andy, co-chairs of our Building Committee.
 
In Community,
Jen Kiok
Executive Director
 
 
Michelle Weiser
Deputy Director
 
 FAQ
Timeline
  • We now hold keys to our new location!
  • We will begin a small renovation to meet our organizational needs this winter and hope to move into our new home in spring 2019.
  • You will all be invited to a building goodbye for 1762 Beacon Street and a building warming for our new location.
Location
  • Our new location is off of Harvard St. right in Coolidge Corner! It is T and bus accessible, has nearby street parking including a small city parking lot across the street.
  • As soon as the renovation is complete, we will share the specific address and invite everyone to a building warming party. 
Finances
  • As we've mentioned throughout this process, our goal is to responsibly use our resources to best support the growth of our organization and to fulfill our mission. The proceeds of the sale will be invested in a socially responsible fund managed by North Star Asset Management to ensure the long-term health and sustainability of Boston Workmen's Circle.
Shule
  • The entire Shule Sunday School will continue to meet at the Runkle school, as it has been since the start of this year. 
 
How can you help?
  • We will need all hands on deck as we prepare to move and to settle in to a new space. Get in touch if you can help us pack/unpack, design our new home, and think about accessibility accommodations.
 
Who can I contact if I have further questions?