The Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square is a one-of-a-kind resource facility that will bring to one location Goodwill Southern California’s top-rated career development and placement services, retail, culinary arts and environmental service offerings, as well as access to a host of other essential social services. Located in the community of Glassell Park/Atwater Village, this landmark complex will also host a number of other top-rated nonprofit service providers, all under one roof and committed to serving the core needs of this community.
If you are interested in partnering with Goodwill at this new facility, please view the updated Request for Proposal package or contact Goodwill Southern California VP of Workforce and Career Development at [email protected]
This fully renovated, 135,000 sq. ft., full service facility will offer a wide spectrum of services that address the employment, education, health, and universal needs of the community. At Goodwill’s Community Enrichment Center, individuals with disabilities and disadvantages will access free career counseling and placement services, employment preparation courses, and educational and technical skills classes.
Residents and businesses will safely and conveniently donate unwanted items and utilize environmental services such as e-waste recycling, secure shredding and document imaging. Consumers will enjoy shopping for clothing, furniture and home goods at our flagship retail store and clearance center, and dine at our training café. And, various community organizations and government agencies will utilize the facility for meetings and events. Ultimately, the Community Enrichment Center will provide access to vital programs and services, unify the community, and be a catalyst for individuals and families to achieve sustainable pathways out of poverty and into success.
We look forward to serving the community with partners with community leaders like you.
Click Here to View the updated Request for Proposal Package.
Q: I noticed that another draft of the rfp was previously posted, and the deadline for application has been extended. Why?
A: We extended the deadline to allow for additional applicants and have added additional detail to help applicants plan and budget for associated costs.
Q: What does the cost per square foot in the RFP include?
A: As indicated in the RFP, the cost per square foot to be co-located at the Goodwill Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square is $1.43 monthly or $17.16 annually and includes janitorial, security, common area maintenance, etc detailed at the top of page 2 of the RFP. Tenant improvements are to be paid by the selected co-locating agency. A 60-month sublease is required.
Q: Can you tell us who else has submitted proposals?
A: We are unable to share this information.
Q: May we see the space before responding to the intent to apply survey or submitting a proposal?
A: Yes! Please call 323-539-2085, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to make arrangements.
Q: We didn’t see our services listed in your community needs assessment, can we still submit a proposal?
A: Yes, you may. Goodwill is interested in meeting local needs, so we would ask that you provide substantiation of the need for the services you are offering, citing relevant data, surveys, reports, etc.
Q: Would it be possible for us to take space in excess of 5,000 square feet?
A: We would be willing to consider a proposal for more or less space, but cannot guarantee any space outside the sizes cited in the RFP (500-5000 square feet). The final decisions will depend on available space and other selected proposer’s space requirements.
Q: We see that you want detailed financial information. We are a growing agency with a fairly small operating budget, will that exclude us from being considered.
A: Not necessarily. We want to see your operating budget and other financial documents to ensure your agency’s financial health and ability to commit to the 60-month sublease period. If your agency has been in business for less than 5 years, please provide a business and financial sustainability plan.
Q: The RFP says our proposal should be no longer than 5 pages, does that include the cover page and all the requested financial documents?
A: No, the cover and attachments are not counted toward the total page count. The 5 pages refers only to the proposal content.
Q: Our agency is sponsored by a nonprofit incubator and we are currently under their 501c3 status. Can we submit a proposal?
A: Yes, you may; however, we would need the sponsoring agency’s financial and legal documents along with a letter from their leadership (with board approval, as needed) indicating that they are willing to accept the 60-month sublease and $2M insurance obligation for your program to be co-located at the Goodwill Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square.
If you have additional questions, please submit by January 7, 2014. Please email them to [email protected] with the subject line: Fletcher Square.