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Pivot Center

Garrison, Willem
Pivot is a non-profit organization that aims to nurture the growth of homeless teens through education, mentoring and job assistance. The current center focuses on providing housing and basic needs to the teens. This project aims to replace Pivot's current facility to better serve the teens and individuals who need it. The new center will provide counseling spaces, coaching spaces, classrooms, a teaching kitchen, a multipurpose room which doubles as an overnight emergency shelter, as well as a food pantry and clothing store. When my project team visited the current facility it was apparent that improvements could be made to assist the staff of pivot in achieving its mission while benefiting and aiding the teens on their journey. Therefore, it was critical that the center efficiency respond to the needs of the staff while simultaneously focusing on the safety and healing of the teenagers.