WSUM: Urban Triage opens new gathering and work space to the public
November 16, 2020
Author: Jessica Gregory
Madison non-profit group Urban Triage opened its first community and work space on South Park St.
Urban Triage’s grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony took place yesterday at noon to display the space to the public and press. Due to COVID-19, only three walk-through sessions were permitted so they also streamed a virtual tour.
According to their website, Urban Triage aims to create a community for Black families in the Madison area. Their vision is “to empower and inspire breakthroughs and transformation by way of education and leadership in Black children, Black women, Black men, and Black communities.”
Urban Triage partners with many Madison organizations including UW-Health, City of Madison, United Way of Dane County, EPIC and more.
Funded through donors and grants, Urban Triage received over $100,000 for their new location at 2312 S Park St in Madison. With a kitchen, offices, conference rooms and children’s play area, the space is widely functional to fit the nonprofit’s mission to accommodate all in the community.
Founder and CEO Brandi Grayson discussed the goal of the new gathering and work place in an interview with Channel 3000. “We want Black people to come to this space and feel at home, like they could just be here all day long,” Grayson said.
Donations will be needed to sustain the group’s presence in the South Park St. location for years to come.
An online fundraiser can be accessed here.