Thursday, November 21, 2019



Philadelphia, Pa. (Nov. 21, 2019) – In a new step to further their mission of bolstering the local social justice and environmental movements, two locally owned coworking spaces in Philadelphia, CityCoHo|Philly's Nexus (2401 Walnut St.) and Mt. Airy Nexus (520 Carpenter Lane), are excited to announce that they will be offering *free or reduced rate meeting spaces to social justice and environmental organizations in the region.

As community hubs for change-makers across various sectors, CityCoHo and Mt. Airy Nexus hope this step will encourage increased collaboration and connectivity among these movements. 

"We are offering free meeting space for positive-change organizations in our communities with the hopes of increasing networking amongst them, and exposing them to each other, and to receptive individuals and companies across various sectors," said Max Zahniser, founder of the Philly Nexus, which operates both coworking spaces. Max is also a social equity, green building, sustainability and regenerative development educator and facilitator.

"We want social justice, environmental, and all organizations working towards a more vibrant and fair living world – to know our spaces are available as a resource, and to consider us as a supporter and collaborator," Zahniser added. "We hope our infrastructure will be of value, and that our community will grow larger and stronger. We sincerely hope many more change-agents in the region will join us via this new opportunity, so we can all better fulfill our missions."

It is the first time that both spaces, in Center City Philadelphia and the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Northwest Philly, will open meeting rooms in their welcoming LEED Gold Certified buildings for free or reduced rate to non-member organizations who are focused on these missions and share the spirit that drives Nexus.

Both CityCoHo and Mt. Airy Nexus have several conference rooms, which are available for rental to members and will now be made available for bookings by eligible, mission-driven organizations.

See below for details on how to participate.

Welcoming the community

Visiting organizations will have access to high speed WiFi, TVs wired for video-conferencing, shared kitchens with coffee and tea, and Nexus' welcoming and diverse community of member organizations. All conference room bookings are subject to availability and previously scheduled reservations.

To make a booking, organizations are asked to contact CityCoHo community manager Britt Hart ( or Mt. Airy Nexus community manager Sonni Schwartzbach (

About CityCoHo and 
Mt. Airy Nexus:
Both CityCoHo and Mt. Airy Nexus are operated by Philly Nexus, a nonprofit dedicated to building community, partnerships, and supportive alliances between like-minded organizations across the environmental and social justice/equity movements in Philadelphia. Both spaces are intended to be healthy, collaborative environments where even the design of the space itself is aligned with members' values. Both provide infrastructure for established and emerging organizations seeking to change the world for the better. As  community spaces, they represent the bricks and mortar of the growing work in Philadelphia’s impact and innovation economies.

CityCoHo is located in the heart of Philadelphia between University City and Center City, occupying three floors inside 2401 Walnut St., a LEED Gold certified building. Opened in 2013, today CityCoHo is home to dozens of organizations, from environmentally conscious entities and emerging technology companies to humanities-focused nonprofits and creative individuals. 

CityCoHo has twelve (12) conference rooms offering space for groups of between two (2) and fourteen (14) people.

Mt. Airy Nexus opened in 2018 at 520 Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy inside a new condominium, also LEED Gold certified. The coworking space is occupied by a mix of social justice, environmental and human health organizations, as well as individual members that either work directly within the sustainability movement or support a green, pro-sustainability ethos. Mt. Airy Nexus is a 2019 Sustain PHL awards nominee.

Mt. Airy Nexus has four (4) conference rooms with room for groups of between six (6) and fourteen (14) people.

For inquiries about your organization's eligibility and bookings, contact:

Britt Hart
Tel: 267-586-7169
Mt. Airy Nexus
Sonni Schwartzbach
Tel: 267-223-5423

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