Like Hearts Lab will be designed with accessibility, sustainability, resilience, regenerative practices, and diversity, equity, and inclusion at its core.
LHL will recruit a diverse group of board and advisory members, employees, building partners, and entrepreneurs/artists in residence, and will prioritize creating a safe space for everyone’s voices and lived experiences to be shared and respected. Like Hearts Lab will develop a shared governance model to support this, and will prioritize hiring BIPOC consultancies to help define this model.
With an emphasis on creating a campus that is sensitive to the future possibility of pandemics, spaces will be designed thoughtfully and intentionally. Shared and communal areas will be designed to maximize air flow, and make use of anti-microbial and no-touch surfaces, where relevant, with appropriate distancing and flow.
Regarding accessibility, spaces will be designed with physical and emotional requirements in mind.
Additionally, Like Hearts Lab will reserve a portion of its workspaces for entrepreneurs on a sliding scale fee structure and will incorporate open hiring practices. LHL will operate under an employee ownership model and will strive towards creating generational wealth for those employees.
- Employer as ecosystem
- Open hiring
- Living wages
- Medical, dental, life insurance
- Professional development
- Paid apprenticeships
- Housing allowance/assistance
- Mental health support
- Public transportation allowance
- Childcare allowance
- Legal assistance
- Employee ownership
- Diverse + Inclusive
- Data privacy
- Recycled, vegan + local build materials/products wherever possible