The Jonathan and Hannah Allen Innovation Lounge – a multidisciplinary space designed by youth for youth – is located in DC’s only homeless youth shelter for minors. The lounge offers a fun and innovative space to inspire creativity, open-mindedness, and the entrepreneurial spirit among homeless and runaway youth. The Lounge is outfitted with:
- New Microsoft Surface Pro Laptops
- Wireless Access Points
- Dedicated Study and Learning Spaces
- Gaming and Entertainment Systems
The lounge is named in honor of Jonathan Allen, Defensive Lineman for the Washington Redskins, and his wife Hannah, in recognitition for their commitment to improving the lives of homeless youth in the DC Region.
Who will benefit from this space?
The lounge will serve homeless, runaway, and neglected residents living in any of our residential programs in DC and Prince George’s County.
What services will be offered?
The Lounge serves as the education site for the Lukey Kaempfer Transformation Project, which helps formerly homeless youth pursue a higher education and vocational training.
Youth will have access to support services such as:
- Career Exploration
- After School Tutoring
- Art Therapy
- Life Skills Coaching
How can I help?
The Sasha Bruce Rapid Response Fund provides the organization with the resources to help address the immediate needs of youth experiencing homelessness. In addition, the fund allows us to make strategic investments in our programs to improve our effectiveness and bring us closer towards ending youth homelessness.
Please consider sponsoring an education session in the lounge, or making a one-time gift today.
How can I access services?
The use of the lounge is only open to current Sasha Bruce Youthwork residents. If you are a current client, please contact your program manager for more information.
Interested in supporting innovation?
Consider sponsoring an education session for our youth or volunteering your talent.