Community In Action
5604 Manor, a community center run by Workers Defense Project, Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and Cooperation Texas, creates community by bringing people together to make positive social change. We offer community members the tools and space to improve their quality of life and that of the broader community. After years of operating out of donated church space, homes, and borrowed spaces our organizations grew to capacity and searched for a place we could call home. We found it at 5604 Manor — where we have a 4,000 square-foot building with meeting space for 150, organizational office space, and a beautiful two acre backyard.
We’re ready to expand the ways in which 5604 Manor serves the community. We want to improve the functionality of our event and meeting space for use by community groups and political allies. We also have an ambitious plan to turn the backyard into community gardens, a recreation area, and a larger outdoor performance space. As of Summer 2014 we have paid off our mortgage (!), so financial contributions to the 5604 Manor Capital Campaign will have a direct and immediate impact. Make a one time donation or become a 5604 Manor Sustainer and set up recurring donations of any amount you choose. If you choose to become a 5604 Manor Sustainer you will be able to modify or cancel your donations at any time in the future. Follow the link below to make a tax-deductible, secure donation by credit card. Or you can mail a check to:
5604 Manor Building Fund
c/o Patrick Youngblood
5604 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
Volunteering with 5604 Manor is a rewarding experience. We can use help with tasks such as painting, yard work, and cleaning. Even better, you can let us know what you’d like to do. Interested volunteers should email Patrick Youngblood, pat[at]thirdcoastactivist.org.
In a world marked by so many divisions between people, 5604 Manor started with the central goal of creating a truly multi-racial/ethnic/cultural center. Community is an experience, not just an idea, and the groups at 5604 Manor are making community by coming together in solidarity, not to ignore our differences but to deepen our understanding of each other.
To inquire about facility rental contact the 5604 Manor Building and Program Manager, Patrick Youngblood, at pat[at]thirdcoastactivist.org.