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Family Village is EXPECTING... (to expand)!

After 4 years of raising up families, we're adding 2 new locations to our thriving childcare-coworking-community cooperative!

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Project Description

Collage of happy women

 

After the "pickles with ice cream" phase has passed,

a space like ours is what moms crave most.

 
INTRODUCING FAMILY VILLAGE...
 
... the all-in-one childcare, coworking and community space that’s transforming the lives of parents with young kids! We believe that the best way to care for kids (and our culture at large) is to care for the parents who are raising them. 

Family Village fills in key gaps for young families, by bringing together under one roof the essential personal, professional and parental services that are traditionally kept separate. 

We give parents a space to work out, get work done, take a nap, talk with other adults and get their spark back, all while their kids are safely out of sight and sound, getting the love and socialization they need too.

 

village moments like baby wearing, coworking on couch, kickboxing class, kids snacking and a networking gathering

 

Since opening our doors in 2018, we have become a home-away-from-home for more than 200 families, 5 employees and at least 8 small businesses born in our space. As of this month, we are officially at max capacity and are poised to launch two new spaces in early 2023!

 

we're pretty stoked on this space (and we're not alone).

SHE SAID WHAT ABOUT US?!

 

Testimonials being shouted from a megaphone

 

 

Like diapers, the times are always a'changin.

And so are the challenges families face.

 

We are driven by the knowledge that parents are more isolated, overwhelmed and under-supported than ever before. Parenting has always been hard, but the lack of intact communities and the worst social services in the developed world has reached a crisis point –and that was true even before the pandemic!

Infographic showing stats of challenges parents face

 

 

PARENTS TODAY WANT A BETTER LIFE.

NOT JUST FOR OUR KIDS, BUT FOR OURSELVES.

 

And the options available to us just aren't cutting it. We don't want to choose between work and family. We can’t afford to spend more on preschool than we do on college. And we won’t accept that our sanity and social life is the price we pay for having kids. WE NEED OUR VILLAGES AGAIN.

 

village scenes of coworking, yoga class, girls playing magnetiles and swinging and moms talking

 

 

FAMILY VILLAGE IS NOT A UNIQUE IDEA...

BUT WE ARE A UNIQuE ITERATION OF IT.

 

Many powerful women before and alongside us have created similar spaces, but sadly, most have folded and usually within one year. In those that ARE still thriving, childcare is a rigidly-scheduled, use-it-or-lose it add-on, a half day of which costs as much as a monthly gym membership. It's the Motherhood Penalty all over again.

So why are WE still here? (Truthfully, we’d be lying if we said we knew) but... 

 

HERE IS WHAT WE ARE DOING DIFFERENTLY FROM

OTHER LIKE-MINDED PROBLEM-SOLVERS:

 

[ 1st – We prioritize being RESOURCED & RESOURCEFUL ]

Necessity is the mother of all… breaks from convention. We learned quickly that the combined costs of commercial real estate AND running a childcare center exceeds what most families in this country can sustainably support. Instead, we partner with churches (and other community organizations) who share our values and whose real estate sits vacant 80% of the week, a savings we pass along to our fellow parents. To clarify –we are an entirely secular and autonomous organization and our spaces truly feel like they are our own.

 

[ 2nd – Our spaces are COLLABORATIVE & COMMUNAL ]
We’re here for the breakdowns, the breakthroughs and the plain ol’ break from the breakneck. While we market ourselves as a coworking and childcare space, our primary focus is community care. Without community care, self care is just another stressor. And for moms, childcare IS self care –it’s non-negotiable and it can't cost you your firstborn child. 
"Shouting self care at people who actually need community care is how we fail people" –Nakita Valerio

 

 

[ 3rd – We endeavor to DISRUPT & DECOLONIZE ]

We’re guided by the values of the world we want for our children and these values are baked into our business model. As a cooperative, our Villagers are our owners and primary stakeholdersmaintaining democratic control and sharing in our profits. Together, we’re asking questions like:

  • What does feminine entrepreneurship feel like?
  • How do we decolonize this business?
  • and... how the heck do we secure startup funds as a cooperative?!

As it turns out, cooperatives are notoriously difficult to fund because the business model itself is inherently disruptive to unjust and oppressive power structures. BOOM!

 

village scenes like moms talking, napping, doing yoga and kids reading a book

 

WHILE BEING A COOPERATIVE HAS KEPT US IN BUSINESS,

IT HAS ALSO KEPT START-UP FUNDS AT BAY.

 

We love being a co-op but it comes with complications because we fall through many traditional funding gaps. We lose out on grants, donations and government initiatives that favor non-profits. Lenders don’t give loans to businesses with equal-ownership. And investors can’t command the power or profits they’re accustomed to.

 

THUS... WE CROWDFUND!

TOGETHER, WE'RE RAISING $50K IN 50 DAYS.

 

...to launch two additional locations along the Colorado Front Range by the spring of 2023 to meet the growing demand for our space. We have an active community awaiting our return to Longmont and an eager leadership team ready to launch in the Windsor/Greeley area. While it is our intention to land in these communities, providence may nudge us elsewhere and we will stay in clear communication with our prospective Villagers throughout the process.

 

Map of Front Range with location pins at Boulder, Longmont and Greeley

 

The funds you contribute will go towards payroll and start-up expenses. Some of those expenses (such as insurance and software) will benefit from being bundled with our existing accounts, keeping costs to a minimum. As for things like furniture and childcare supplies, we pride ourselves on being scrappy.

But one place we don’t scrimp is on the treasured humans who make this place possible. Not only do we proudly pay our childcare team twice the national average, we also provide them with free childcare and a greater ownership-stake in the business.

 

So who are we?

 

We are co-founders Nikki, Emily and Melanie. We met through through Family Village and have been stewarding this business on friendship, feminine leadership principles and a fierce knowing that a better way is possible (and also alliteration). During the past 4 years, we’ve seen each other through the death of a parent, deployment and divorce, and life-changing diagnoses (not to mention 5 personal moves and a pandemic)!

 

Group shot of Nikki, Emily and Melanie laughing

 

 

AND THROUGH IT ALL...

WE'VE STAYED TRUE TO OUR MISSION:

 

"To empower mothers to become change-makers (not just diaper changers) by creating spaces for community care, cooperative entrepreneurship and the re-humanizing of cultural norms."

 

We’re here to elevate the vision of a mother-centric world because the things mothers and children need to thrive are the things that make societies thrive. And they're the very things our culture fails to protect.

It's time for moms to stop internalizing society's shortcomings as their own. It's time to buck the paradigm of "mom's come last" by creating a culture where moms thrive. It's time for a movement of well-resourced mothers to step up and take the lead.

 

WE MAY BE OVERLOADED MOTHERS...

BUT TOGETHER, WE'VE STRUCK THE MOTHER LODE.

 

 

village scenes like baby wearing, story time, coworking, core workouts and cooking meals and

 

 

ALRIGHT ALREADY... ENOUGH ABOUT US!

THIS IS also ABOUT YOU & YOUR DREAM FOR THE WORLD.

 

Even though most of you who support this campaign won’t benefit from using our space, we’re banking on the idea that you share our vision of a more just and joyful world FOR ALL, and that caring for mothers is central to creating that world. Because we also know this: the banks and their backers don't want us to succeed. But this shared vision of ours (of which Family Village is but a small part)...? It's global. It's grassroots. And it's growing.

 

And IT'LL BE BORN THANKS TO THE COURAGE & GENEROSITY

OF MOTHA-LOVIN' HUMANS LIKE YOU.

 

 

SO THANK YOU, AND (PLEASE) BACK US NOW!

 

 

PSST... WHICH OF YOUR FELLOW #MOTHA-LOVIN' HUMANS

ARE YOU SHARING OUR CAMPAIGN WITH?

 

* REAL TALK: While our messaging is aimed at mothers, anyone who parents (grandparents, guardians, etc.) can benefit from this space –so yes, dads are welcome, as are moms whose gender or genitalia aren't limited to a binary. Likewise, despite the surface-appearance of our demographics, we are committed to hiring, learning from, investing in and being led by queer, black, brown and indigenous humans. And while we are clearly still a work in progress in these areas, they are central to the thriving of our vision.

Collage of happy parents with Family Village logo and the words, "Slayin' the status quo since 2018"

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 
HOW DOES OUR CHILDCARE WORK?

We operate license-exempt childcare facilities, which require parents to stay onsite and limits childcare to 3 hours per day (per child). Parents retain full legal responsibility for their children while they are cared for by our full-time, professional childcare staff, who handle everything but diaper changes (and in the event of a meeting or therapy session that can’t be interrupted, plenty of other parents available to lend a wiping hand). Once they become a member-owner of our cooperative, parents purchase a monthly pass which grants them full-time access to our space (during open hours) and includes varying amounts of childcare hours for them to use at their discretion throughout the month (with no scheduling required). Additional childcare hours can be purchased as an add-on to any pass level.

 
WHAT ARE OUR CHILDCARE AGE LIMITS, GROUP SIZES & RATIOS?

We accept kids of any age. Infants can stay with their parents (or other baby-starved adults) for free and can be integrated into the childcare space at whatever age is mutually supportive for the child, parent and staff (who often baby wear when able). Typically, youngins are most comfortable in our kids’ space once able to move about on their own, but as with all humans, to each their own! Because we have so many adults onsite, we do not operate with specific child-to-staff ratios. We believe there is immense value in having kids of all ages co-mingled together and our staff are highly skilled at managing our mixed-age groups. They are supported by volunteers and parents, as needed.

 

WHAT PROGRAMMING DO WE OFFER FOR WHOLE-BEING WELLNESS?

Depending on the space and community, our programming varies. Past offerings include:

  • FITNESS: (yoga, dance, tai chi, core, barre, bootcamp + more)
  • WELLNESS: (massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, group meditation, & soul circles)
  • GENERAL: (entrepreneurial masterminds, parenting groups, book clubs, crafting + more)

 

WHY IS CARING FOR KIDS DURING THEIR FIRST 3 YEARS SO CRITICAL?

Our brains develop sequentially, building on earlier information to function optimally later in life. During the earliest, most formative 3 years, any stressors in the environment can disrupt those foundational sequences, setting up a cascade of adaptations that carry throughout our lives, all of which become harder to change later in life as our brain’s plasticity drops. Research has shown a ROI of between $7-$13 for every $1 invested during the developmentally critical birth-to-three window (in terms of long-term costs or contribution to society). The most effective interventions for a child’s wellbeing during this time is ensuring the wellbeing of the adults who care for them. So putting dollars towards parental care is a real no-brainer!

 

WHEN WILL THE NEW LOCATIONS BE OPEN?

We’re aiming to have two new locations operational by early 2023. Our first space went from idea to open within four months. The second space we moved into (with our community's help) was operational over the course of a long weekend. And our third space (which was opened during COVID in neighboring town, with an entirely new membership base) was fully operational within a month and at full capacity within a year. The point is, we move quickly once resources become available to us.

 

WHAT CHALLENGES LIE AHEAD & HOW WILL WE OVERCOME THEM?

Any start-up is a risky investment but we know there is great need throughout this country for affordable, quality support for families with young kids. We know how to make our resources work for us and continually seek additional sources of funding, through grants, loans, donations and government programs. Should we not reach our goal, we will use the funds we do receive to reevaluate and prioritize, while continuing to seek additional funding sources. We commit to staying in full transparency and clear communication with all prospective stakeholders throughout the process.

 
ARE YOU A FRANCHISE?

No. We considered it but it doesn't align well with our values. Wherever we can, we endeavor to break free of hierarchies. We hold the vision of a matrix of inter-dependent, but autonomous Villages that work together to lift up the lives of parents everywhere! Our goal is get away from cookie-cutter spaces and instead, to allow the unique needs, talents and desires of each individual community to shine through. Where we do envision consistency between all of our spaces is how they reflect our core values. Any space of ours will scream that we are:

  • Relational, not transactional.
  • Cozy, not corporate.
  • Connected, not compartmentalized.

We never want moms to feel like they have to be "put together" to show up in our space. We want them to show up in our space when they need to be put back together. That's the main way we differ from any of our competitors and why we won't franchise.

 

 

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#Mothalovin' Mug
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Colleen Slentz
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DIY Space Zhuzhing* eCourse
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11/29/2022
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#Mothalovin' Mug
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11/18/2022
THIS WEEK ONLY! Theater Tickets
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CONTRIBUTE BECAUSE YOU CARE.

Contribute whatever amount you want and know that a bunch of overloaded mamas just breathed a sign of relief that their "reward fulfillment" load just got lighter!

You'll be prompted to pay $1 but you can increase the amount however much you want (be it $1 or $1,000,000 –we appreciate it all)!

Thank you! Now go enjoy the good feels you're feeling from doing good for people who are doing good. We love you.

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111.00 USD
Sponsor a Stash

Become a patron for one of our specialty spaces and ensure our new locations are set up to perfection! We'll showcase your name in an appropriate way (plaque, bookplate, etc). Choose one of the following or suggest a space of your own:

FOR THE GROWN-UPS:

  • Caffeination Station (coffee, tea, mugs, urns...)
  • Bathroom Spa Stash (tampons, lotion, q-tips...)
  • Adult Book Library
  • Nap Room (blankets, eye pillows, white noise machines...)

FOR THE LITTLES:

  • Children's Library
  • Art Cart
  • Outdoor Play Toys
  • Snack Stash
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22.00 USD
#Mothalovin' Mug

Inspired by the fun we're having in showing our beloved moms some #mothalovin, we're making a MUG! Get your hands around a (steaming hot) mug of your fave coffee or tea and let the inspiration warm you from the inside out. Designs to be voted on after the close of the campaign so stay tuned! 

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33.00 USD
Mom Rage(r): Admit One

Join us for our first ever Mom Rage(r) –the party that owns and embraces Mom Rage by bringing it out in a safe and celebratory way!

Our rage fest will give you the opportunity to:

  • throw plates against a wall
  • sledge hammer appliances (Office Space style),
  • vent unabashedly and unapologetically
  • and scream at top volume

... all in the company of fellow maxed-out and mad AF mothers.

Got any special requests? Let us know how we can help you get your rage on! Accepting playlist recommendations now. Dates and times TBD.

0 Supporters
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222.00 USD
4 Mo. Runners Coaching Call Training Pkg

Ready to uplevel your running game? Whether a total newbie or a seasoned runner, this coaching package from Running Coach (and Family Villager) Lexi Miller will give you just the boost you need!

ABOUT THIS PACKAGE:

This 4-month package will help you develop structure and maintain motivation for your training goals. With it, you'll receive:

  1. The static training program of your choice
  2. One 15-minute monthly coaching call with Lexi

ABOUT LEXI:

Lexi specializes in distance and performance running (trail, ultra, FKT and marathons, as well as outdoor endurance adventures) with a focus on mental performance and training modifications for women in pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and menopause.

As a coach, Lexi values empathic, honest communication and creating appropriately challenging training plans that foster fun, balance and fulfillment of her client's goals.

She is certified through the United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy and holds a Level 2 TrainingPeaks Accreditation. Learn more about Lexi and what clients have to say about her here.

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1 Yr. Running Coach + Custom Training!

This year-long personalized training program and coaching package from Running Coach (and Family Villager) Lexi Miller is solid GOLD! Valued at $3,600 this package includes:

  1. A 100% Customized Plan built to your needs and specifications

  2. Yearly goal setting call and a race planning and debrief call

  3. Weekly Phone Call & unlimited emails and text

  4. Analysis and feedback on workouts

  5. Unlimited Schedule Adjustments

  6. TrainingPeaks Premium Subscription ($10/ month Value)

Grab this quick! There is only ONE available!

ABOUT LEXI:

Lexi specializes in distance and performance running (trail, ultra, FKT and marathons, as well as outdoor endurance adventures) with a focus on mental performance and training modifications for women in pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and menopause.

As a coach, Lexi values empathic, honest communication and creating appropriately challenging training plans that foster fun, balance and fulfillment of her client's goals.

She is certified through the United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy and holds a Level 2 TrainingPeaks Accreditation. Learn more about Lexi and what clients have to say about her here.

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Fund a Family

So many parents need spaces like ours and simply cannot justify the expense –you can make their dreams a reality.

We have 3 scholarships available for an Annual Membership at our lowest pass level a one-parent, one-child family at one of our new spaces.

If you are connected with a parent in need that you'd like to support, we will set your scholarship aside for them –otherwise, we will find a family on your behalf.

If you have a specific family in mind that you want to support that falls outside of the one-parent, one-child criteria, contact us directly and we'll set up customized scholarship option for them.

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VOTE: We want Windsor!

Let your $222 build momentum for our Village in the Windsor/Greeley area. If this is your home turf and you're eager to see a village grow here, this is the reward to chose to make it happen! Point of clarification: this does not count towards your membership at this location but as a means of building community traction for a space near Windsor.

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222.00 USD
VOTE: Bring Longmont to Life!

Let your $222 build momentum for our Village in Longmont. If you're eager to see a village return to our original hometown, this is the reward to chose to make it happen! This does not count towards your membership at this location but as a means of building traction for one of our new sites.

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11.00 USD
Sticker Swag

We're makin' merch so you can slap some Village swag on your favorite surfaces! Plain and simple. We'll let you help us choose the design when we're closer to printing time. 

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111.00 USD
Build-a-Village Brain Pick Sesh

One hour consultation with Melanie, Nikki and Emily about starting a Village of your OWN. We'll help you learn from our mistakes and prompt you to ask the questions we wish we'd known to ask when we were starting out.

This one-hour session will help you prepare to navigate the complexities of either the childcare or cooperative industries, or both!

We'll point you in the direction of hard-to-find financial resources and help you move forward confidently towards opening a Village (or similar business) locally.

0 Supporters
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888.00 USD
Home or Office Zhuzhification*

*Zhuzh: v. – To make something more lively, interesting and stylish by changing it slightly.

You don’t need new furniture, the latest fads or an interior designer to breathe new life into your spaces. With this personalized revamp of your home or office (pick a room, or 2, or 5!), we’ll leverage and elevate what you ALREADY HAVE in ways you’ve never thought to do.

Family Village has routinely created awesome spaces out of gently-used furnishings and gotten rave reviews about how our spaces feel simply because we know how to harness the best of what we’ve already got (thanks to many stylish Villagers)!

This package buys you 1.5 days of resident zhuzher Emily Waldeck’s time and talent to upgrade the spaces of your choosing.

 

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66.00 USD
THIS WEEK ONLY! Theater Tickets

Score a 4-pack of tickets to BackStory Theatre's upcoming adaptation of The Lightning Thief (based on the Percy Jackson novel by Rick Riordan). This 2-hour, all-ages, family-friendly show hits the stage Nov. 18-20th and features a diverse, all-star cast local youth actors (our very own Hazel Thomspon included). The musical was hailed by Time Out New York as having a "thrilling original rock score" and "action-packed mythical adventure 'worthy of the gods.' " 

THE LIGHTNING THIEF  SYNOPSIS:

As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. 

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Monetary Contribution

CONTRIBUTE BECAUSE YOU CARE.

Contribute whatever amount you want and know that a bunch of overloaded mamas just breathed a sign of relief that their "reward fulfillment" load just got lighter!

You'll be prompted to pay $1 but you can increase the amount however much you want (be it $1 or $1,000,000 –we appreciate it all)!

Thank you! Now go enjoy the good feels you're feeling from doing good for people who are doing good. We love you.

15 Supporters
Select this reward
111.00 USD
Sponsor a Stash

Become a patron for one of our specialty spaces and ensure our new locations are set up to perfection! We'll showcase your name in an appropriate way (plaque, bookplate, etc). Choose one of the following or suggest a space of your own:

FOR THE GROWN-UPS:

  • Caffeination Station (coffee, tea, mugs, urns...)
  • Bathroom Spa Stash (tampons, lotion, q-tips...)
  • Adult Book Library
  • Nap Room (blankets, eye pillows, white noise machines...)

FOR THE LITTLES:

  • Children's Library
  • Art Cart
  • Outdoor Play Toys
  • Snack Stash
5 Supporters
Select this reward
22.00 USD
#Mothalovin' Mug

Inspired by the fun we're having in showing our beloved moms some #mothalovin, we're making a MUG! Get your hands around a (steaming hot) mug of your fave coffee or tea and let the inspiration warm you from the inside out. Designs to be voted on after the close of the campaign so stay tuned! 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
33.00 USD
Mom Rage(r): Admit One

Join us for our first ever Mom Rage(r) –the party that owns and embraces Mom Rage by bringing it out in a safe and celebratory way!

Our rage fest will give you the opportunity to:

  • throw plates against a wall
  • sledge hammer appliances (Office Space style),
  • vent unabashedly and unapologetically
  • and scream at top volume

... all in the company of fellow maxed-out and mad AF mothers.

Got any special requests? Let us know how we can help you get your rage on! Accepting playlist recommendations now. Dates and times TBD.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
222.00 USD
4 Mo. Runners Coaching Call Training Pkg

Ready to uplevel your running game? Whether a total newbie or a seasoned runner, this coaching package from Running Coach (and Family Villager) Lexi Miller will give you just the boost you need!

ABOUT THIS PACKAGE:

This 4-month package will help you develop structure and maintain motivation for your training goals. With it, you'll receive:

  1. The static training program of your choice
  2. One 15-minute monthly coaching call with Lexi

ABOUT LEXI:

Lexi specializes in distance and performance running (trail, ultra, FKT and marathons, as well as outdoor endurance adventures) with a focus on mental performance and training modifications for women in pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and menopause.

As a coach, Lexi values empathic, honest communication and creating appropriately challenging training plans that foster fun, balance and fulfillment of her client's goals.

She is certified through the United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy and holds a Level 2 TrainingPeaks Accreditation. Learn more about Lexi and what clients have to say about her here.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
3,333.00 USD
1 Yr. Running Coach + Custom Training!

This year-long personalized training program and coaching package from Running Coach (and Family Villager) Lexi Miller is solid GOLD! Valued at $3,600 this package includes:

  1. A 100% Customized Plan built to your needs and specifications

  2. Yearly goal setting call and a race planning and debrief call

  3. Weekly Phone Call & unlimited emails and text

  4. Analysis and feedback on workouts

  5. Unlimited Schedule Adjustments

  6. TrainingPeaks Premium Subscription ($10/ month Value)

Grab this quick! There is only ONE available!

ABOUT LEXI:

Lexi specializes in distance and performance running (trail, ultra, FKT and marathons, as well as outdoor endurance adventures) with a focus on mental performance and training modifications for women in pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and menopause.

As a coach, Lexi values empathic, honest communication and creating appropriately challenging training plans that foster fun, balance and fulfillment of her client's goals.

She is certified through the United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy and holds a Level 2 TrainingPeaks Accreditation. Learn more about Lexi and what clients have to say about her here.

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0 Supporters
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2,555.00 USD
Fund a Family

So many parents need spaces like ours and simply cannot justify the expense –you can make their dreams a reality.

We have 3 scholarships available for an Annual Membership at our lowest pass level a one-parent, one-child family at one of our new spaces.

If you are connected with a parent in need that you'd like to support, we will set your scholarship aside for them –otherwise, we will find a family on your behalf.

If you have a specific family in mind that you want to support that falls outside of the one-parent, one-child criteria, contact us directly and we'll set up customized scholarship option for them.

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
222.00 USD
VOTE: We want Windsor!

Let your $222 build momentum for our Village in the Windsor/Greeley area. If this is your home turf and you're eager to see a village grow here, this is the reward to chose to make it happen! Point of clarification: this does not count towards your membership at this location but as a means of building community traction for a space near Windsor.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
222.00 USD
VOTE: Bring Longmont to Life!

Let your $222 build momentum for our Village in Longmont. If you're eager to see a village return to our original hometown, this is the reward to chose to make it happen! This does not count towards your membership at this location but as a means of building traction for one of our new sites.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
11.00 USD
Sticker Swag

We're makin' merch so you can slap some Village swag on your favorite surfaces! Plain and simple. We'll let you help us choose the design when we're closer to printing time. 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
111.00 USD
Build-a-Village Brain Pick Sesh

One hour consultation with Melanie, Nikki and Emily about starting a Village of your OWN. We'll help you learn from our mistakes and prompt you to ask the questions we wish we'd known to ask when we were starting out.

This one-hour session will help you prepare to navigate the complexities of either the childcare or cooperative industries, or both!

We'll point you in the direction of hard-to-find financial resources and help you move forward confidently towards opening a Village (or similar business) locally.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
888.00 USD
Home or Office Zhuzhification*

*Zhuzh: v. – To make something more lively, interesting and stylish by changing it slightly.

You don’t need new furniture, the latest fads or an interior designer to breathe new life into your spaces. With this personalized revamp of your home or office (pick a room, or 2, or 5!), we’ll leverage and elevate what you ALREADY HAVE in ways you’ve never thought to do.

Family Village has routinely created awesome spaces out of gently-used furnishings and gotten rave reviews about how our spaces feel simply because we know how to harness the best of what we’ve already got (thanks to many stylish Villagers)!

This package buys you 1.5 days of resident zhuzher Emily Waldeck’s time and talent to upgrade the spaces of your choosing.

 

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66.00 USD
THIS WEEK ONLY! Theater Tickets

Score a 4-pack of tickets to BackStory Theatre's upcoming adaptation of The Lightning Thief (based on the Percy Jackson novel by Rick Riordan). This 2-hour, all-ages, family-friendly show hits the stage Nov. 18-20th and features a diverse, all-star cast local youth actors (our very own Hazel Thomspon included). The musical was hailed by Time Out New York as having a "thrilling original rock score" and "action-packed mythical adventure 'worthy of the gods.' " 

THE LIGHTNING THIEF  SYNOPSIS:

As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. 

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