Breaking Ground at Adelante Mujeres

Construction has begun on main street. They broke ground the day after we vacated the building on August 24th.

 Adelante Mujeres staff temporarily said goodbye to our building on Thursday, August 23rd.

Adelante Mujeres staff temporarily said goodbye to our building on Thursday, August 23rd.

In just a short period of time, Fulcrum Construction has made great progress in knocking down walls and leveling floors. As you can see in the pictures, we can’t even recognize the Microenterprise and front offices anymore. This is an exciting time for Adelante Mujeres as we watch our building be transformed into our dream work and program space.

 Building out the exterior walls to fit an extra ECE classroom

Building out the exterior walls to fit an extra ECE classroom

 Microenterprise offices sans walls shows the huge transformation that the building has already gone through!

Microenterprise offices sans walls shows the huge transformation that the building has already gone through!

 Another image of the front office and Microenterprise, this will be transformed into our two Adult Education classrooms including a computer lab.

Another image of the front office and Microenterprise, this will be transformed into our two Adult Education classrooms including a computer lab.

 This was once our break room, conference room 2, and kitchen. Now it is completely torn up to become our future Commercial Kitchen.

This was once our break room, conference room 2, and kitchen. Now it is completely torn up to become our future Commercial Kitchen.

 The Commercial Kitchen recently received funding from a CED grant for $450,000 that will cover the build-out of the kitchen that will include a walk-in cooler and freezer for participant food storage and also the Food-based Small Business Program Incubator that will provide courses for participants on how to start their own food-based business and assist those who already started a small business through our Empresas program.

The Commercial Kitchen recently received funding from a CED grant for $450,000 that will cover the build-out of the kitchen that will include a walk-in cooler and freezer for participant food storage and also the Food-based Small Business Program Incubator that will provide courses for participants on how to start their own food-based business and assist those who already started a small business through our Empresas program.

 Until now, the third floor of the building has been unused. We are now transforming it into a space for conference rooms, office space, and the Microenterprise office including the Forest Grove Farmer’s Market office.

Until now, the third floor of the building has been unused. We are now transforming it into a space for conference rooms, office space, and the Microenterprise office including the Forest Grove Farmer’s Market office.

Of course, with changes come some challenges as the team squeezes themselves into the Old Town Church, but everyone feels it will be worth it in the end.

Although, the construction is well under way, we are still chipping away at the Capital Campaign that will make it all possible. If you haven’t had a chance yet, please check out our Capital Campaign webpage for more info on how you can have your company or foundation’s name on one of the new dazzling spaces, such as one of the six Early Childhood Education classrooms for only $35,000. We are so grateful for the support we have already received from companies like First Tech, who snagged the naming rights to the new Chicas Makerspace. Get your naming opportunity today!