Beth Gebstadt, Human Connection

Beth Gebstadt

Founder, Human Connection

The challenge:

Although neighborhoods may have community centers, sometimes there still exists a gap between neighbor to neighbor. Community ties grow stronger when eneighbors have occasions and spaces in which to connect.

The solution:

Beth works to increase opportunities for powerful connections to happen by helping neighborhoods create their own very local places. Places like tool lending libraries, book groups, or bulletin boards where local teens can advertise their services help nurture neighborhood connectivity. Her community toolkit will help neighbors envision and develop their unique places to meet, to share, to play, to talk – all within walking distance from home.

How Hatch helped:

As a budding social enterprise, Space for Neighbors benefitted from Hatch’s social enterprise education program in 2009 known as Local Agenda (now evolved into PurposeWorks). Beth took our classes, honing her purpose and furthering her social entrepreneurial mind.

Springboard innovation is an amazing community resource for people who want t learn how to launch their dreams, vision and/or innovations into reality. The founder, Amy Pearl, and all of the board, are an amazing wealth of knowlege, resources,and energy. They are eager to help and support anyone who is interested in social entrepreneurship The course I took from them was the best course I have ever taken.

Beth Gebstadt

Founder, Human Connection