The "CoLaunchpad" is a network of individuals, parents and professionals, working together to build and grow enterprises in a way that serves our communities, our families, and ourselves. Located in downtown Palo Alto, the UnaMesa Association for Community Engagement serves as the home base for the Colaunchpad.
Each week have a check-in session hosted by community members on alternating Wed evenings and Thur mornings that provide a structured way to come together, tell our stories, strengthen our community and support each other. DetailsWed Oct 19, 7pm Laura Becker-Lewke, Meaningful Career Choices whilst Raising a Family
Two Fridays a month we hold a potluck lunch. Breaking bread together provides the time and space necessary to share challenges in a safe setting and help each other overcome barriers.Fri Oct 21, 12-2
On Saturday mornings, we invite the community to engage in small conversations about what matters to them. Situated next to the downtown Farmer's market we turn our courtyard into an impromptu outdoor cafe and invite folks to sit, eat, and share a moment of reflection.
Sarah Shannon has worked tirelessly to provide lifesaving information and educational tools to help people and communities around the world take greater control of their health. As the Executive Director of Hesperian Health Guides, publishers of "Where There Is No Doctor" and many other titles, Sarah has created a network of authors, editors, and local health providers around the globe that are making a major difference in the health and well being of underserved communities around the globe. Before joining Hesperian in 1996, Shannon worked for 14 years on community health projects in Central America. These roles include the managing director of a nonprofit firm providing popular administrative and financial management consulting to over 80 NGOs, women’s organizations and community associations in post-war El Salvador, and developing funding proposals for Salvadoran refugees in Honduras.