Backyard is a project from the We Company’s cities team: a group dedicated to exploring ways to help strengthen the urban fabric. We're excited to be co-creating this space with the city of San Jose. To prepare for launch, we reached out to 150 local organizations, seven city departments, and 1,400 residents near Fountain Alley, and continue to ask for feedback
to make Backyard a space that everyone can enjoy. We owe special gratitude to our partner, PATH Homeless Assistance, for providing outreach and social services for this project, and for training our staff on how to engage as many people as possible in the space.
We thank all our partners for their support, and hope Backyard provides an opportunity to produce events for the communities they currently serve while introducing new audiences to their work. Our partners include:
ABM Industries, Anno Domini Gallery, BandWagon, Be The Change Yoga, Beyond Meat, Children’s, Discovery Museum, Cinequest, City of San Jose, Code for San Jose, Content Magazine, Downtown Screen Printers, Feather, Fractal Flora, Gray Area Art + Technology, Good Karma, Heroes Martial Arts, Local Color, MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, Meetup, Omnipotent Studios, Park Lab, Paseo Prototyping Festival, PATH Homeless Assistance, Pink Sparrow, Pop Kids Yoga, Public Space Authority, San Jose Come Up, San Jose Downtown Association, San Jose Improv, San Jose Made, San Jose State University Cadre Media Lab, Silicon Valley Pride, SOMA Streat Food, SPRO Coffee Lab, SPUR, Swordfighting School, The Get Down Dance Studios, The People’s Table, Universal Grammar, Urban Community, WebEnertia, WeWork Labs, ZERO1