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ThirdSpace Action Lab, LLC



About Us

ThirdSpace Action Lab is a grassroots solutions studio created to disrupt the vicious cycle of disinvestment and displacement that negatively impacts the vitality of low-income communities of color.

We believe that the future of Cleveland’s neighborhoods depends on our collective efforts to transcend the limitations of the popular imagination and consider what will be possible if we insist on the beauty of forgotten places, the value of the people who live there, and seize the opportunity to realize our shared vision for an equitable and inclusive society. We are committed to making this vision a reality.

We believe that racial equity and inclusion are central, non-negotiable components of a viable growth strategy. We believe that human-centered design framework applied in communities of color should be inspired by all residents—especially, those who called this place home before its revitalization. Above all, we believe in the sanctity of humanity—that all humans have intrinsic value, deserve beauty, and need more than their basic needs satisfied.



[MEMBER HOSTED] Racial Equity & Inclusion Groundwater Training / Half Day / Aug 24
[MEMBER HOSTED] Racial Equity & Inclusion Groundwater Training / Half Day / Aug 24
  • A typical Groundwater Presentation is a three-hour introduction to Racial Equity, and we can adjust to accommodate a shorter time slot or to dive deeper if you ...
  • Tuesday Aug 24, 2021
[MEMBER HOSTED] Racial Equity & Inclusion Groundwater Training
[MEMBER HOSTED] Racial Equity & Inclusion Groundwater Training
  • In this lively and participatory presentation, REI organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in natu ...
  • Tuesday Sep 21, 2021

Rep/Contact Info

Amber Ford
Awareness Building Coordinator
Maura Garven
Chief Operating Officer
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Trevor Pollack
Project Director