Imagine a hub where nonprofits, artists, community leaders, and social change-makers can come together to tackle big issues. A space of collaboration and vision powered by creativity and technology – San José’s history and future combined to create an incubator for dialogue, storytelling, and engagement where our community can learn and grow together.

This is Open San José.

Leadership

This project was envisioned and is being led by CreaTV San José, a trusted community collaborator committed to access, equity, and using technology for good. We will leverage our distribution platforms, technology, and expertise to expand access, resource sharing, and community connections. Our financial stability, experienced staff, established community relationships and media tools give us the edge to quickly move Open San José forward. CreaTV is leading this project, but the culture and activation of the space will be co-curated and co-designed by our partners and community members.

 

This is not co-working. This is co-building.

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Partnership

CreaTV San José is working with a group of founding community partners who each bring a set of competencies, networks, and values that align with Open San José’s vision. As partners, we are working together to create a governance structure, values, and community ecosystem like none other in San Jose.

 

Reach out to opensj@creatvsj.org to learn more about partnership.

Goals

We have ambitious goals for Open San José and intend to make a big impact.

 

  • Reimagine Community. We are designing a partnership and community engagement model based on equity and justice that not only increases access for under-resourced members of our community, but also puts their voices, stories, and experiences at the forefront of all the work we do. 

 

  • Equitable Partnerships. We are designing governance, shared values, and infrastructure in concert with partner organizations. 

 

  • Create a Safe Space. Through intentional value setting, we are creating an environment for change makers where people feel safe being authentically themselves without judgment and with encouragement and support.

 

  • Sustainable and Replicable. As an innovator in community media, we envision Open San José as a model that can be replicated in other communities. We want to share what we learn.

Open SJ

 

Contact Us 

Email: opensj@creatvsj.org