Wean Foundation Seeks to “Activate the Space”

May 17, 2023 (Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation seeks to “Activate the Space” in 2023 by extending the use of their state-of-the-art facility to those interested in hosting a meeting, event, workshop, presentation, luncheon or other gathering. The Foundation has two rooms available for community use.

The Western Reserve community room, an open contemporary space, offers a large retractable screen, projector, stage, sidewall monitors and catering kitchen. It has a capacity of up to 120 and can be configured in various layouts.

Also available is The Hatch, an industrial style conference room featuring the historic building’s original exposed brick walls and beams. Located on the Garden Level of the facility, The Hatch can accommodate up to 12 people.

With convening and partnerships a core component of the Foundation’s work, the goal is to provide an inclusive community and civic engagement space for groups and organizations to utilize. To encourage accessibility, fees will be waived for 2023.

Located at 147 West Market Street in the Historic District surrounding Warren’s Courthouse Square, with convenient access to the Franklin Street Parking Deck, the space is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

In February, the Foundation hosted a group of community members in one of the conference rooms for the Rockwood Community Call, a virtual session with holistic trauma healing coach, Kiara Lee. The Following month, the Youngstown Latino Networking Meeting was held in the Western Reserve room. The Foundation would like to continue seeing the rooms being utilized by community groups and organizations throughout the rest of the year.

For additional information or to request a room, visit weanfoundation.org/book-conference-room/. To schedule a site visit, contact McKayla Rockwell at 330.394.5600 x100 or rjwfadmin@weanfoundation.org.


 About the Wean Foundation: The Raymond John Wean Foundation is dedicated to community-building in underresourced communities of Warren and Youngstown in Ohio’s Mahoning Valley. The Foundation leverages a dynamic combination of grantmaking, capacity building, convening and partnerships to provoke new thinking, strengthen communities and disrupt the status quo to achieve its vision: empowered residents creating an equitable Mahoning Valley. Visit weanfoundation.org to learn more.