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The Co-Lab -- Empower Families, Create Community

Empowering working parents to create a healthy, flexible balance in work and family life for themselves and their children.

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Project Description

The Co-Lab is a brand new co-working and event space opening on June 15, 2020 in the Proctor District of Tacoma, WA.  We offer on-site childcare and an adult-only work space inclusive to all parents. Watch for birthday party packages, workshops, and parent’s night out!

We are empowering working parents to carve their own path by creating a healthy, flexible balance in work and family life for themselves and their children.

Join the wave by pre-purchasing memberships and drop-in childcare hours. 

 

**** PLEASE NOTE ***** 

We are still hopeful for a Summer 2020 opening date. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak in our area, we will only open when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all the rewards purchased on our iFundWomen campaign will be fulfilled! 

 

The Pod Family of Businesses supports dreamers and doers of all ages. We believe we are better when we’re working together.

www.thepodworkstacoma.com

www.thecolabworks.com

www.tacomachildrensschool.com

The Campaign FAQs

Do you have to be a member of The Co-Lab to use the drop-in childcare?  

Everyone is welcome!

Non-members pay $20 per hour for the first child and $10 per hour for each additional child. 

Members of The Co-Lab (Community, Office, or The Co-Lab Works Members) pay $10 per hour for each child. 

 

How old are the kids who go to The Co-Lab?  

Children 3+ who are toilet trained are welcome in our drop-in childcare program. Programming is designed for kids 3 - 8 years old. 

Younger children can play with their parents in our toddler space. We will offer parent/child programs for younger kids, like art, sensory classes, and music! 

 

Do parents have to stay on-site?  

When your kids are in our drop-in program, parents can work on-site or leave.

 

What if my child is 9+? 

Older siblings are always welcome as part of our Junior Leader program. Prices for Junior Leader drop-in care is $10 with a sibling.  Includes special training and rewards for being a community helper!

Watch for our babysitter training and certification program.

 

How can I join the wait list?

This campaign is our wait list! Purchase a membership or drop-in hours through iFundWomen to become part of our community! 

 

What's included in the $50 per month Community Membership? 

  • Covers one family - 2 parents and all children
  • 50% discount on drop-in childcare - Members pay $10 per hour per child
  • Monthly parent education classes with Ms. Natasha
  • Monthly career workshops and brainstorming sessions
  • Monthly gatherings for parents to build relationships and connections

 

What's included in the $100 per month Office Membership?  

  • All the perks of a Community Membership
    • Covers one family
    • 50% discount on childcare, parent education, career workshops, and social events
  • All the perks of an Office Membership
    • Covers one parent
    • Unlimited use of the upstairs, adults-only co-working office at The Co-Lab between 7 am and 7 pm Monday - Friday.  Limited weekend hours will be available.  
  • A second parent can add to an Office Membership for $50 per month

 

What's included in $150 per month The Co-Lab Works Membership?  

  • All the perks of a Community Membership
    • Covers one family
    • 50% discount on childcare, parent education, career workshops, and social events
  • All the perks of an Office Membership at The Co-Lab
    • Covers one parent
    • Unlimited use of the upstairs, adults-only co-working office at The Co-Lab between 7 am and 7 pm Monday - Friday.  Limited weekend hours will be available.
  • All the perks of a Works Membership at The Pod Works 
    • Covers one parent - The Pod Works is a space for moms
    • 24/7 Office Access at The Pod Works  
    • Discounted rental rates at The Pod Works
    • Additional mom can be added for $89 per month
Katie Bray
04/30/2020
The Co-Lab Works Membership - 3 months
$300
Jade
04/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Lauren Mae Blass
04/21/2020
Sponsor a Parent - 1 month
$160
Lisa Wagner
04/21/2020
Sponsor a Parent - 1 month
$160
Dennis Schroader
04/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$150
Erin Patrick
04/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Gabi
04/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Jordan Hubeek
04/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Erin Sheridan
04/17/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Akiwak Pedir
04/16/2020
Drop-In Childcare - 10 hours
$80
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
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80.00 USD
Drop-In Childcare - 10 hours

Drop your child off at The Co-Lab to explore and create while you go to a meeting, grocery shop, or meet a friend for coffee!  

The Co-Lab will be open for drop-in care Monday - Friday, 7 am - 7 pm. 

Become an Office Member at The Co-Lab and you can drop your child off downstairs and work in the adults-only co-working office upstairs! 

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Save 20% when you buy 10 hours of drop-in childcare through iFundWomen.  

After this campaign, member drop-in cost is $10 per hour, non-member drop-in cost is $20 per hour. Siblings are always $10 per hour.  

Hours must be used by 8/31/2020

**** PLEASE NOTE ***** 

We are still hopeful for our Summer 2020 opening date. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak in our area, we will only open when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all the rewards purchased on our iFundWomen campaign will be fulfilled! 

 

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7 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Summer Parent's Night Out

Purchase entry for one child to one of our Parent's Night Out events between 6/15/20 and 8/31/20.  Join us for an evening of creating, experimenting, and connecting!  

We anticipate offering up to 2 events per week, depending on ticket sales.  Hours will vary. Parent's Night Out events are generally 3 hours long. 

**** PLEASE NOTE ***** 

We are still hopeful for our Summer 2020 opening date. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak in our area, we will only open when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all the rewards purchased on our iFundWomen campaign will be fulfilled! 

 

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
120.00 USD
Community Membership - 3 months

Join The Co-Lab Community for 3 months! 

 

The Community Membership includes:

  • Covers one family - 2 parents and all children
  • 50% discount on drop-in childcare - Members pay $10 per hour per child
  • Access to The Little Lab, our space for babies and tots to play alongside their parent
  • Monthly parent education classes with Ms. Natasha
  • Monthly career workshops and brainstorming sessions
  • Monthly gatherings for parents to build relationships and connections

--

Save 20% when you buy a 3 month Community Membership through iFundWomen.  

After this campaign, Community Memberships will be $50 per month.     

**** PLEASE NOTE ***** 

We are still hopeful for our Summer 2020 opening date. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak in our area, we will only open when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all the rewards purchased on our iFundWomen campaign will be fulfilled! 

 

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
300.00 USD
The Co-Lab Works Membership - 3 months

The Co-Lab Works Membership includes:

  • All the perks of a Community Membership
    • Covers one family
    • 50% discount on childcare
    • Monthly parent education
    • Monthly career workshops
    • Monthly social events for parents
    • Access to The Little Lab, our space for babies and tots to play alongside their parent
  • All the perks of an Office Membership at The Co-Lab
    • Covers one parent
    • Unlimited use of the upstairs, adults-only co-working office at The Co-Lab between 7 am and 7 pm Monday - Friday.  Limited weekend hours will be available.
  • All the perks of a Works Membership at The Pod Works 
    • Covers one parent - The Pod Works is a space for moms
    • 24/7 Office Access at The Pod Works  
    • Discounted rental rates at The Pod Works
    • Additional mom can be added for $89 per month

--

Save $75 (20%) when you purchase your 3 month The Co-Lab Works Membership through iFundWomen. 

After this campaign, The Co-Lab Works Membership will be $125 per month. 

**** PLEASE NOTE ***** 

We are still hopeful for our Summer 2020 opening date. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak in our area, we will only open when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all the rewards purchased on our iFundWomen campaign will be fulfilled! 

13 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,920.00 USD
12 Month Office Membership w/Childcare

12 month Office Membership at The Co-Lab

120 drop-in childcare hours 

 

An Office Membership includes:

  • All the perks of a Community Membership
    • Covers one family
    • 50% discount on childcare
    • Monthly parent education
    • Monthly career workshops
    • Monthly social events
    • Access to The Little Lab, our space for babies and tots to play alongside their parent
  • All the perks of an Office Membership
    • Covers one parent
    • Unlimited use of the upstairs, adults-only co-working office at The Co-Lab between 7 am and 7 pm Monday - Friday.  Limited weekend hours will be available.  
  • A second parent can add to an Office Membership for $50 per month

--

Save $480 (20%) when you purchase a 12 Month Office Membership w/Childcare through iFundWomen. 

After this campaign, Office Memberships will be $100 per month.  Drop-in childcare will be $10 per hour for members, $20 for non-members. 

**** PLEASE NOTE ***** 

We are still hopeful for our Summer 2020 opening date. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak in our area, we will only open when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all the rewards purchased on our iFundWomen campaign will be fulfilled! 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
160.00 USD
Sponsor a Parent - 1 month

Give the gift of a month-long membership and 10 childcare hours at The Co-Lab. 

Sponsor a parent in need today and change their life.   One month at The Co-Lab will give a parent space to get ahead, find a new path, and make connections.

All proceeds from the reward will go towards our scholarship and financial aid program. 

96 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
960.00 USD
Sponsor a Parent - 6 months

Give the gift of a  six month-long membership and 60 childcare hours at The Co-Lab. 

Sponsor a parent in need today and change their life.   Six months at The Co-Lab will give a parent space to get ahead, find a new path, and make connections.

All proceeds from the reward will go towards our scholarship and financial aid program. 

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
Select this reward
80.00 USD
Drop-In Childcare - 10 hours

Drop your child off at The Co-Lab to explore and create while you go to a meeting, grocery shop, or meet a friend for coffee!  

The Co-Lab will be open for drop-in care Monday - Friday, 7 am - 7 pm. 

Become an Office Member at The Co-Lab and you can drop your child off downstairs and work in the adults-only co-working office upstairs! 

--

Save 20% when you buy 10 hours of drop-in childcare through iFundWomen.  

After this campaign, member drop-in cost is $10 per hour, non-member drop-in cost is $20 per hour. Siblings are always $10 per hour.  

Hours must be used by 8/31/2020

**** PLEASE NOTE ***** 

We are still hopeful for our Summer 2020 opening date. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak in our area, we will only open when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all the rewards purchased on our iFundWomen campaign will be fulfilled! 

 

43 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Summer Parent's Night Out

Purchase entry for one child to one of our Parent's Night Out events between 6/15/20 and 8/31/20.  Join us for an evening of creating, experimenting, and connecting!  

We anticipate offering up to 2 events per week, depending on ticket sales.  Hours will vary. Parent's Night Out events are generally 3 hours long. 

**** PLEASE NOTE ***** 

We are still hopeful for our Summer 2020 opening date. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak in our area, we will only open when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all the rewards purchased on our iFundWomen campaign will be fulfilled! 

 

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
120.00 USD
Community Membership - 3 months

Join The Co-Lab Community for 3 months! 

 

The Community Membership includes:

  • Covers one family - 2 parents and all children
  • 50% discount on drop-in childcare - Members pay $10 per hour per child
  • Access to The Little Lab, our space for babies and tots to play alongside their parent
  • Monthly parent education classes with Ms. Natasha
  • Monthly career workshops and brainstorming sessions
  • Monthly gatherings for parents to build relationships and connections

--

Save 20% when you buy a 3 month Community Membership through iFundWomen.  

After this campaign, Community Memberships will be $50 per month.     

**** PLEASE NOTE ***** 

We are still hopeful for our Summer 2020 opening date. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak in our area, we will only open when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all the rewards purchased on our iFundWomen campaign will be fulfilled! 

 

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
300.00 USD
The Co-Lab Works Membership - 3 months

The Co-Lab Works Membership includes:

  • All the perks of a Community Membership
    • Covers one family
    • 50% discount on childcare
    • Monthly parent education
    • Monthly career workshops
    • Monthly social events for parents
    • Access to The Little Lab, our space for babies and tots to play alongside their parent
  • All the perks of an Office Membership at The Co-Lab
    • Covers one parent
    • Unlimited use of the upstairs, adults-only co-working office at The Co-Lab between 7 am and 7 pm Monday - Friday.  Limited weekend hours will be available.
  • All the perks of a Works Membership at The Pod Works 
    • Covers one parent - The Pod Works is a space for moms
    • 24/7 Office Access at The Pod Works  
    • Discounted rental rates at The Pod Works
    • Additional mom can be added for $89 per month

--

Save $75 (20%) when you purchase your 3 month The Co-Lab Works Membership through iFundWomen. 

After this campaign, The Co-Lab Works Membership will be $125 per month. 

**** PLEASE NOTE ***** 

We are still hopeful for our Summer 2020 opening date. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak in our area, we will only open when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all the rewards purchased on our iFundWomen campaign will be fulfilled! 

13 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,920.00 USD
12 Month Office Membership w/Childcare

12 month Office Membership at The Co-Lab

120 drop-in childcare hours 

 

An Office Membership includes:

  • All the perks of a Community Membership
    • Covers one family
    • 50% discount on childcare
    • Monthly parent education
    • Monthly career workshops
    • Monthly social events
    • Access to The Little Lab, our space for babies and tots to play alongside their parent
  • All the perks of an Office Membership
    • Covers one parent
    • Unlimited use of the upstairs, adults-only co-working office at The Co-Lab between 7 am and 7 pm Monday - Friday.  Limited weekend hours will be available.  
  • A second parent can add to an Office Membership for $50 per month

--

Save $480 (20%) when you purchase a 12 Month Office Membership w/Childcare through iFundWomen. 

After this campaign, Office Memberships will be $100 per month.  Drop-in childcare will be $10 per hour for members, $20 for non-members. 

**** PLEASE NOTE ***** 

We are still hopeful for our Summer 2020 opening date. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak in our area, we will only open when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, all the rewards purchased on our iFundWomen campaign will be fulfilled! 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
160.00 USD
Sponsor a Parent - 1 month

Give the gift of a month-long membership and 10 childcare hours at The Co-Lab. 

Sponsor a parent in need today and change their life.   One month at The Co-Lab will give a parent space to get ahead, find a new path, and make connections.

All proceeds from the reward will go towards our scholarship and financial aid program. 

96 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
960.00 USD
Sponsor a Parent - 6 months

Give the gift of a  six month-long membership and 60 childcare hours at The Co-Lab. 

Sponsor a parent in need today and change their life.   Six months at The Co-Lab will give a parent space to get ahead, find a new path, and make connections.

All proceeds from the reward will go towards our scholarship and financial aid program. 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward