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Appliations for the 2nd round of the Multihouse ENGAGE Accelerator are now open!

ENTREPRENEUR • NON-PROFIT • GOVERNMENT • ARTIST • GUIDED ECOSYSTEM

OVERVIEW:


The Multihouse Engage Accelerator is a program aimed at expanding opportunities and interconnecting collaboration for community and business development in Los Angeles, brought to you by Multihouse made possible by the generosity of Second Home. By connecting startups and non-profits across varying industries and interests, we are able to create a symbiotic ecosystem that elevates each members’ impact, growth, and community engagement.


This pilot program recognizes the enormous challenges facing Los Angeles and our planet, but exists to prove that through innovation, strategic partnerships, mentorships, and community we can solve any problem. That is why Multihouse is partnering with transformative spaces to expand opportunities for those startups and artists during the duration of their program. Our one essential requirement for entry: give good.

OUR GOAL:


Our goal is to facilitate measured progress with real results and direct community impacts. Rather than encouraging a climate of competition in business, we want to build an uplifting cooperative that advances our organizations’ shared goals. It is no longer enough to create good work, but the means by which we create said work must also be constructive. Join us as we look to transform the way we do business and innovate!

 

BENEFITS:

  • Complimentary office space

  • Access to essential office amenities (free printing, conference rooms, barista services, community events, and more)

  • Access to networking and mentoring with world-class non-profit organizations, government agencies, and veteran industry leaders

  • Comprehensive and customized planning sessions to help outline a path towards your goals 

  • Gain insight and feedback from other professionals within the community

  • Other exclusive opportunities developed solely for members

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Multihouse and the Second Home team receive a proclamation from the Los Angeles City Council for their work on ENGAGE.

CURRENT MEMBERS

 

STARTUPS:

 

NON-PROFITS:

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FEBRUARY 2021 - SUPPLY DRIVE

During the month of February, we partnered with the non-profits in the Multihouse Engage Accelerator to host a supply drive benefitting the unhoused and impoverished community of Los Angeles.  We were overwhelmed by the generous amount of donations (full list below!) and we are so incredibly grateful for everyone who supported our efforts.  The supplies collected will directly help hundreds of people in need.  Even though our Supply Drive is over, support is always needed and appreciated, so you can donate to Benekit, Lending Relief, and The Sidewalk Project at any time using the links at the bottom of this page!

  • Toothbrushes - 312

  • Toothpaste - 201 tubes

  • Socks - 170 pairs

  • Gloves - 2,115 pairs

  • Water - 66 gallons

  • Hand Sanitizer Bottles - 541

  • Hand Sanitizer Tubs - 92.8 gallons

  • Shampoo - 37

  • Conditioner - 28

  • Deodorant - 48

  • Razors - 60

  • Shaving Cream - 43 fl oz

  • Food Cans - 40

  • Protein Bars/Snacks - 18

  • Sunscreen - 20

  • Tampons - 14 boxes

  • Menstrual Pads - 204

  • Lip Balm - 18

  • Facial Tissues - 11 packs

  • Face Masks - 1,394

  • Soap - 40 bars

  • Lotion - 17

  • Sanitizing Wipes/Gel Packs - 1,755

  • First Aid Supplies - 242

  • Toilet Paper - 78

  • Paper Towels - 25

  • Gowns - 463

  • Towels - 90

  • Misc - 1 pack of Diapers, 15 Umbrellas, 1 pair of Shoes, 12 bags of Clothing, 1 Baby Basin

DONATED SUPPLIES:

BENEKIT:

Benekit is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to solving the homeless crisis by providing emergency essentials kits, emotional support, and supportive housing. They have interviewed hundreds of homeless people, asking them "What do you need?" Surprisingly, food and water was on the bottom of the list. They learned that what the homeless needed the most is respect and support from their peers. After compiling all of the information from their interviews, they created four programs that would best address the ever growing homeless population: Emergency Essential Kits, A Friend in Need, Raising Awareness, Safe Haven Dwellings.

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LENDING RELIEF:

Lending Relief is a non-profit organization that exists to bring relief to those experiencing homelessness and low income individuals in Los Angeles. Their mission is to create lifelong change that breaks the cycle of poverty. Lending Relief provides basic immediate needs to programs and people, building healthier communities and stronger relief efforts overall. Through their three main programs, Hygiene (Relief) Kits, Period Poverty, and Diaper Need, they actively serve the homeless, women and girls, and low-income families throughout Los Angeles.

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THE SIDEWALK PROJECT:

Through various mediums, including art, music, film & public health, this group aims to be socially active and to empower homeless communities around the world. They are a project based arts & public health organization that exists to create community and wellness for those who live outdoors. They are not trained social workers or therapists, they are artists who believe embracing the beauty of life is the way to enrich experience despite circumstance. They have several focus areas including harm reduction, mental wellness, street based sex workers, advocacy and wellness kits.