Space Available at SJC starting this Spring

Is your org looking for a new home?

Join the Social Justice Center!

We’re excited to be re-opening the Social Justice Commons aka “the Workspace” in the Spring – a multi-purpose, adaptable workspace at the front of our building that’s part co-working space, part community resource hub. SJC can welcome more member organizations to our community! We have room in the workspace and our incubator organizations with missions related to community-building or social justice (including groups with a justice-oriented structure, like worker-coops or unions).

If your organization is interested, contact Annie to tour the space or learn more!

email – annie @ socialjusticecenter.org

call 608-227-0206


The Workspace is a gorgeous space facing Willy St, right next to the kitchen and conference room, that is the perfect fit for a variety of needs:

  • Newer or start up organizations, organizations on a budget

  • Groups with part-time staff, or a hybrid staff situation

  • Those needing a flexible work environment while transitioning to in-person or hybrid settings

  • Volunteer-run organizations looking for meeting space and small group workspace

  • Orgs looking to increase their visibility, do more outreach and network with others in the community

  • People sick of working from home! Or having nowhere to work!



“Workspace” Member Organization Rates

minimum 1 year space use agreement, joining SJC as organizational member, has SJC address (suite 102)

$100/mo – Business day access to workspace for individual staff/members OR after hours group workspace

  • Utilities, internet, printing/copying, shared office supplies included

  • Occasional conference room bookings

  • Occasional small meeting room/phone booth bookings

  • Limited space in storage

$200/mo – Business day access to workspace for individual staff/members and after hours group workspace

  • Utilities, internet, printing/copying, shared office supplies included

  • Conference room bookings

  • Small meeting room/phone booth bookings

  • More space in storage as needed

$500/mo – Workspace Core/Anchor 

  • 24-7 access for team members

  • Utilities, internet, printing/copying, shared office supplies included

  • Conference room bookings

  • Small meeting room/phone booth bookings, recurring/as needed

  • Storage space 

Organizations becoming members of the workspace as of April: Madison Mutual Aid Network Coop, IWW, Madison InfoShop, Progressive Dane, DSA Madison — and more!


NOTE: This is a flexible workspace, which means sharing space at times and communicating with fellow coworking organizations to stay up to date with scheduled events or activities. The SJC  will also offer various programs for the community in the workspace (public computer time, community partner drop-in hours, resource navigation assistance etc.) a couple times throughout the week. During these times, the workspace would still be available for coworking member organizations to use, but there would be some activity happening in part of the workspace. 

For relevant SJC policy documents, including our standard lease, click here. SJC is a collaborative community where members are asked to do their part to maintain our shared community space. “Their part” here means contributing in any number of ways according to one’s abilities and capacity. Think chores for grown-ups. For workspace organizations, this will include occasional shifts at the front desk (training will be provided and you’re welcome to do your own work while sitting at the front desk!).


“Incubator” Space (2-3 available)

$200-$300/mo (sliding scale), minimum 1 year lease, joining SJC as organizational member


  • Dedicated desk/workspace in Suite 1 (lower level), a locking shared office space.

  • Utilities, Internet

  • Printing/copying (B&W, color available at cost)

  • Shared resource library including office and event supplies

  • Conference room bookings

  • Additional storage as needed

Incubator Organizations: Wisconsin Books to Prisoners, LGBT Books to Prisoners and Family Farm Defenders!

The video to the rights provides a quick look at the space so you can get a feel for the environment (it is filmed at night, there is some natural light during the day). However, we are planning on changing the layout so that incubator spaces are more like cubicles. We have not decided on whether we’ll use cubicle walls or some other way to provide privacy, but the idea is for organizations to have more space to themselves that extends beyond their desk. But we are more than happy to adapt and change this plan if your group would like to join SJC and can picture a more ideal layout!


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