Welcome to Oak Hill Collaborative


A unique nonprofit organization on Youngstown's south side that provides small business incubation services, a Maker Space that provides tools and resources to grow ideas into viable inventions, market products and/or goods, and a meeting space for community organizations and revitalization efforts.


Small Business Incubator


The Oak Hill Collaborative Small Business Incubator Program accelerates the start-up and expansion of local small businesses. The program provides guidance and consulting to make sure those start-up and expanding firms have the tools necessary to succeed. Services include legal consultation, business planning, and marketing classes, while shared office space allows for low-overhead and access to relationship-building and networking opportunities.


Makerspace


The Oak Hill MakerSpace supports start-up businesses in the incubator that cannot afford to own and maintain expensive, but essential, equipment. Interested and motivated people can utilize the available tools and equipment provided, borrowed, and donated. Weekly Makerspace meetings and ongoing classes and events that are free and open to the public, aim to bridge the "digital divide" by encouraging local teens and adults to collaborate, innovate, and make.



Community


Oak Hill collaborates with organizations and individuals to develop resident-led initiatives for the improvement of our neighborhoods through community organizing and development. This includes neighborhood beautification; creating garden and small farm plots, arranging for demolition of dilapidated structures, and other revitalization efforts. Local organizations are welcome and encouraged to utilize our community space for meetings, events, and activities.


We believe that we cannot have true revitalization in a socio-economically depressed area without some economic opportunity.


Why Oak Hill?


Oak Hill Collaborative demonstrates the power of several intersecting forces - the collaboration of willing participants, the utilization of available resources, faith-based inspiration, and the reliance on private enterprise and business, without government assistance or interference. The Collaborative also serves as an institution for community organizing, providing facilities for any and all neighborhood functions. We provide space for neighborhood block watches, urban planning meetings, ex-offender reentry workshops, labor unions, churches, and many others.

Contact


Feel free to email us, phone us, smoke signal us, carrier pigeon us, or visit us.


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