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The Us Space

Support The Us Space as we intentionally create opportunities and space, for women of color and women-centric organizations to thrive.

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Project Description

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About

The Us Space is intentionally creating space for women of color & women-centric organizations to thrive. We are positioning ourselves to be the lightning rod where our collective can find what they need, be seen, supported, and for people to find us. An inclusive community, ‘the table’ is built for our members specifically in mind.

TUS Founder Quote

 

We are a social impact women-centric business that is answering the challenges of accessibility, lack of community, loneliness, & finding an alternative for the traditional office and working from home. By offering one centralized space where women can find the resources they need and want.

The Us Space is focused on appealing to women of color that are working professionals and business owners, the teams they lead, & women-centric organizations. These groups are not typically marketed to in the shared space sector. This is an untapped market; many women of color either do not know about shared space communities or do not feel the current options meet their needs: physically, mentally, or emotionally.

Power of the P's:

Programming - Membership-powered programming such as hands-on workshops, conferences, and training for personal & professional development.

Partnerships -  Opportunities to collaborate with others, build meaningful relationships, and increase your ecosystem to increase visibility and exposure.

Prosperity - Positioning to increase and expand personal income and business revenue through prosperous relationships, client attraction, and quality career connections.

Professionalism - Be seen, heard, and validated as a professional without feeling the need to change what makes you unique or the fear of being judged for having fun while handling your business.

Productivity - Access to accountability partners who will root for you to succeed, challenge you to push past your goals, and eliminate the feeling of isolation so you can decrease procrastination and get sh*t done.

We infuse this into everything we do, and membership-powered programming is one of them. On July 17th, we had our very first membership-powered programming, the Melanin Minds Mental Health Conference. Since then, our programming calendar has been filling up with even more awesome workshops and events our collective has got up its sleeve.

Power of the P's

 

What have we been up to?

Everything! We are building out our community...there is always something happening.

Here's what we've accomplished over the last year:

  • Established a virtual work accountability day called THE PLUG 
  • Grown our membership with active members all over the country
  • Racked up over 1500+ collaborative hours and 195 shared resources 
  • Secured a major partnership to be temporarily housed in a physical space in Houston, Texas
  • Participated in 4 business accelerators/programs

Check out our physical location...

Established June 2021

THE PLUG: The Us Space Virtual Work Accountability Day 

Established Oct 2020

TUS Work Accountability Day

 

How We Will Grow...

 

Think about The Us Space as the galleria of shared space... our members will be able to walk in and get to work without worrying about your superpowers of being a Woman of Color or a Woman in leadership hinder you! The Us Space will be located in historical areas such as Houston's 3rd and 5th wards. The idea here is not to create isolated space in communities of color but to foster innovation in the city and a new economy while prospering within our communities. 

 

TUS Future Buildout

Why Support?


The Us Space is for so many people: you, your mother, your daughter, your partner, your friend, and for people that are very successfully answering the call to solve problems large and small in all of our communities. We are intentionally creating space for WOC and women centric-organizations … an inclusive community that’s driving force is supporting our members. 

Gift A Membership


Whether you want to join The Us Space or you're thinking of a woman who could benefit, gaining access to our community is an opportunity to develop, network, and connect. Memberships also make great gifts - for the entrepreneur you know that is working from home and for the professional that is looking for a community in her remote-work life balance! You're able to put any of our rewards in another person's name.

The Founder

The Us Space Founder, LaGina R Harris

LaGina R Harris is an entrepreneur. Her brand, LaRae Infinity, is built around uplifting and bringing positive energy to marginalized people by being socially responsible. LaRae Infinity strives to challenge the norm and bring supportive growth to communities. LaGina is the creator, host, and producer of the LaRae Infinity “Let's Talk” family of podcasts and Stomping Ground Radio Show on All Real Radio.

She is also an accomplished event planner, fundraiser, and artist. Well-versed in her professional experiences, LaGina’s background includes organizational consulting, training, facilitation, curriculum writing, student retention, and hosting/moderating.

As an Artist, Creative Consultant and Podcaster, LaGina created The Us Space out of a personal need and quickly grew to understand that collaborative community with intentional space is needed by professional women...period. She truly believes in the importance of being intentional in everything that has to do with The Us Space: the colors, the logo, the messaging, building THE TABLE and not asking or hoping to be invited to one, and taking the time to make sure each member is getting the unique support they need to thrive!

Women of Color Coworking / Co-working in Houston The Us Space... welcome to the table
The Us Space - Welcome to The Table

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Where is The Us Space?

 

Our main physical location is in downtown Houston at 1801 Main St Suite 1300 and we have our digital collective members that are located all over the country. 

Sign up for our FREE virtual Thursday work accountability day and meet some of our collective members in TUS Digital!

Will you have Corporate/Organization Memberships? 

Absolutely! We feel The Us Space can become an extension of a corporation's women's group or office space for women-centric organizations. We will be offering various types of Memberships when we open our first physical location. If you are interested in a Corporate/Organization Membership, please send TUS an email: hello@theusspace.com 

How would I use The Us Space as someone with a 9-to-5 job?

Great questions! There are always weekends, evenings, remote working, and the community. The Us Space is beyond co-working, we really lean into the genuineness of our community we are building. Our collective actively uses everything we have to offer in a way that makes sense for them. Currently, we have weekend work sessions and outings. In the future we will have weekend hours and memberships that will work with your needs. 

Are you looking for speakers or facilitators?

Yes! We are always looking for people that can add value to TUS Collective. We value everyone's time and because of this we always strive to have actionable and practical workshops where our members/attendees can walk away having achieved something. Additionally, The Us Space is home to many projects and we believe our members are a great resource and we support member-run programming → our members hold workshops/conferences/fireside chats and The Us Space supports the planning and amplifies their voice. We love out-of-the-box thinking and remember everything needs to be learned! Hit us up via email: hello@theusspace.com let’s connect.

Can I cancel after the first year purchased through The Us Space crowdfunding campaign?

Yes, you can cancel after the first year. Our annual pass has no strings attached, so if you don't want to continue, there's no contract past the first year and no pressure. Due to the nature of our platform, we do not offer refunds or transfers.

Can I buy a membership for someone else?

Of course, please email us at hello@theusspace.com for membership gifting inquiries.

 

 

Darlene Wheeler
10/13/2021
Supporter Shoutout
$30
10/12/2021
Super Fan Supporter
$50
Alisha Kuhn
10/12/2021
Super Fan Supporter
$50
Miara Shaw
10/11/2021
TUS Digital Founding Membership
$500
Nicole Hawkins
10/11/2021
“T” is for TUS Supporter
$250
Kate Glasser
10/11/2021
“T” is for TUS Supporter
$250
10/10/2021
Supporter Shoutout
$25
Rachel Sheppard
10/10/2021
Super Fan Supporter
$50
Tameka Allen
10/08/2021
“T” is for TUS Supporter
$250
Franka Baly
10/07/2021
Brand Ambassador Supporter
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

0 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Supporter Shoutout

This reward includes:

  • As a thank you for supporting TUS, we will give you a shoutout on our favorite socials 
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter”
3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Super Fan Supporter

This reward includes:

  • Sticker Pack (Limited Edition TUS) 
  • “It’s a Whole Vibe” Playlist Curated by DJ LaGina Rae 
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter” 
71 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Brand Ambassador Supporter

Spread The Us Space message and stay swagged out!

      This reward includes:

  • The Us Space Branded Mug 
  • Sticker Pack (Limited Edition TUS)
  • TUS Brand T-shirt "Welcome To The Table"
  • “It’s a Whole Vibe” Playlist Curated by DJ LaGina Rae 
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter”
47 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
“T” is for TUS Supporter

As a thank you, we are giving you all the “T”

This reward includes:

  • TUS Tee (Only available through iFundWomen)
  • The Us Space Branded Mug to fill up your cup with Tea
  • Feature in community Newsletter "Plugged-In"
    • This is great for you if you need to promote, share, or gain visibility... it's all about making sure people stay in the know about what your business is up to!
  • “It’s a Whole Vibe” Playlist Curated by DJ LaGina Rae 
  • Your name will go on our website as a “Road To Funding Supporter”
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4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
The Business Mind Supporter

If you are a small business owner, this reward is for you!

This reward includes:

  • 90 Minutes with The Us Space Founder for Small Business Consulting: Let’s troubleshoot, work through one of your operational challenges or ideate your business next move 
  • Feature in community Newsletter "Plugged-In"
    • This is great for you if you need to promote, share, or gain visibility... it's all about making sure people stay in the know about what your business is up to!
  • TUS Tee (Only available through IFundWomen) 
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter”
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
TUS Digital Founding Membership

Are you a woman of color wanting genuine support as you navigate the day-to-day business world? Join The Us Space Collective as a Digital Founding Member and support our Crowdfunding Campaign

This reward includes:

  • As a Digital Founding Member, you will receive 1 weekly day pass to TUS physical space, and access to programming The Us Space has to offer at over $400 annual savings (Digital+ Membership Tier). This offer is available only through iFundWomen. In addition, Digital Founding Members have access to Membership Powered Programming with TUS Support..
  • 90 Minutes with The Us Space Founder for Small Business Consulting: Let’s troubleshoot, work through one of your operational challenges or ideate your business next move
  • Join us for our exclusive future launch party with one guest. Launch party date in Aug/Sept 2022.
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter” + Founding TUS Collective Member 
  • Of course a TUS Tee (Only available through iFundWomen) 
  • Thriving TUS Brand Tote Bag
24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
To The Bag Supporter

This reward includes:

  • My Eye Artistry Custom Made Art Piece (Valued at $500+ shipping/handling included)
    • Supporter will have the opportunity to select a piece from the body of artwork
  • Get an invite to a pre-opening sneak peek of The Us Space’s own physical location before it opens. Tour dates to be announced Q3 2022.
  • Join us for our exclusive future launch party with 4 guests. Launch party date in Aug/Sept 2022.
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter” 
  • Of course a TUS Tee (Only available through iFundWomen)
5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Be About It Supporter

This reward includes:

  • My Eye Artistry Commission Art Piece (Valued at $1000+ shipping/handling included)
    • Supporter will meet with the artist to ideate your new art piece 
  • Get an invite to a pre-opening sneak peek of The Us Space’s own physical location before it opens. Tour dates to be announced Q3 2022.
  • Join us for our exclusive future launch party with 8 guests. Launch party date in Aug/Sept 2022.
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter” 
  • Of course a TUS Tee (Only available through iFundWomen)
  • Seen. Heard. Understood. Thriving.
3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

0 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Supporter Shoutout

This reward includes:

  • As a thank you for supporting TUS, we will give you a shoutout on our favorite socials 
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter”
3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Super Fan Supporter

This reward includes:

  • Sticker Pack (Limited Edition TUS) 
  • “It’s a Whole Vibe” Playlist Curated by DJ LaGina Rae 
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter” 
71 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Brand Ambassador Supporter

Spread The Us Space message and stay swagged out!

      This reward includes:

  • The Us Space Branded Mug 
  • Sticker Pack (Limited Edition TUS)
  • TUS Brand T-shirt "Welcome To The Table"
  • “It’s a Whole Vibe” Playlist Curated by DJ LaGina Rae 
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter”
47 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
“T” is for TUS Supporter

As a thank you, we are giving you all the “T”

This reward includes:

  • TUS Tee (Only available through iFundWomen)
  • The Us Space Branded Mug to fill up your cup with Tea
  • Feature in community Newsletter "Plugged-In"
    • This is great for you if you need to promote, share, or gain visibility... it's all about making sure people stay in the know about what your business is up to!
  • “It’s a Whole Vibe” Playlist Curated by DJ LaGina Rae 
  • Your name will go on our website as a “Road To Funding Supporter”
21 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
The Business Mind Supporter

If you are a small business owner, this reward is for you!

This reward includes:

  • 90 Minutes with The Us Space Founder for Small Business Consulting: Let’s troubleshoot, work through one of your operational challenges or ideate your business next move 
  • Feature in community Newsletter "Plugged-In"
    • This is great for you if you need to promote, share, or gain visibility... it's all about making sure people stay in the know about what your business is up to!
  • TUS Tee (Only available through IFundWomen) 
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter”
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
TUS Digital Founding Membership

Are you a woman of color wanting genuine support as you navigate the day-to-day business world? Join The Us Space Collective as a Digital Founding Member and support our Crowdfunding Campaign

This reward includes:

  • As a Digital Founding Member, you will receive 1 weekly day pass to TUS physical space, and access to programming The Us Space has to offer at over $400 annual savings (Digital+ Membership Tier). This offer is available only through iFundWomen. In addition, Digital Founding Members have access to Membership Powered Programming with TUS Support..
  • 90 Minutes with The Us Space Founder for Small Business Consulting: Let’s troubleshoot, work through one of your operational challenges or ideate your business next move
  • Join us for our exclusive future launch party with one guest. Launch party date in Aug/Sept 2022.
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter” + Founding TUS Collective Member 
  • Of course a TUS Tee (Only available through iFundWomen) 
  • Thriving TUS Brand Tote Bag
24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
To The Bag Supporter

This reward includes:

  • My Eye Artistry Custom Made Art Piece (Valued at $500+ shipping/handling included)
    • Supporter will have the opportunity to select a piece from the body of artwork
  • Get an invite to a pre-opening sneak peek of The Us Space’s own physical location before it opens. Tour dates to be announced Q3 2022.
  • Join us for our exclusive future launch party with 4 guests. Launch party date in Aug/Sept 2022.
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter” 
  • Of course a TUS Tee (Only available through iFundWomen)
5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Be About It Supporter

This reward includes:

  • My Eye Artistry Commission Art Piece (Valued at $1000+ shipping/handling included)
    • Supporter will meet with the artist to ideate your new art piece 
  • Get an invite to a pre-opening sneak peek of The Us Space’s own physical location before it opens. Tour dates to be announced Q3 2022.
  • Join us for our exclusive future launch party with 8 guests. Launch party date in Aug/Sept 2022.
  • Your name will go on our website as a  “Road To Funding Supporter” 
  • Of course a TUS Tee (Only available through iFundWomen)
  • Seen. Heard. Understood. Thriving.
3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward