Deep Space Mind offers technical and training support to neighborhood and grassroots community groups, as well as neighbors with lived experience and little access to trainings or skill-building around community care.
Along with community events and workshops, DSM215 is proud to work on the following community-driven projects:
Restorative Practices Community Skill-Building 2022-Present
Deep Space Mind 215 has committed to creating accessible space for skill-building in restorative practices, and has been building a community of over 40 trained restorative practitioners in partnership with Good Shepherd Mediation, Eddie's House, The Dynamic Justice Collective and the Restorative Cities Initiative. In 2023, DSM215 joined the Restorative Cities Initiative, and is in the process of forming a restorative practice hub centering community care and healing.
Pentridge Children's Garden 2023
DSM215 and Pentridge Children's Garden will collaborate to legitimize and strengthen Black, community-grown practices of community care, including the work of neighbors who tend community garden in the aftermath of loss due to COVID-19. This will primarily be achieved through documentation, evaluation, care worker capacity building and training. DSM215 will partner with the garden on key events that will raise the profile of the garden, and strengthen their community network.
Land-Based Restorative Practice Training Aug 2023
PHILLY HOMES YOUTH COALITION 2023
DSM215 and members of the Philly Homes 4 Youth Coalition will work collaboratively to restructuring the coalition to better integrate the voices of young people, youth homelessness workers, and other survivors of youth homelessness in their work towards fighting youth homelessness. This restructuring will create a more sustained and secure space from which to organize as a community for better housing options for young people in this city.