Purpose

A Coworking and Makerspace Cooperative in Philmont, NY


About

We’re a member-run, 501c3 nonprofit cooperative. Our mission is to create an association of freelancers providing community services and youth programming to local residents and artists. Our offerings include a community free pantry, workshops, makerspace, classes, afterschool programming, and space for Philmont’s community to congregate.

We’re good neighbors

Members come from all over the Hudson Valley. We engage with the surrounding community via free programs and by donating space and providing visibility to local organizations.

We wash our own mugs

Members build, maintain, clean, and fix things to keep costs down and build sweat equity. We embrace the cooperative model of governance and make decisions slowly and intentionally.


Member Amentities

  • High speed internet
  • 24/7 access
  • Personal storage space
  • Kitchen with fridge, toaster oven, microwave, electric kettle, and coffee maker
  • Color printing, copying, and scanning
  • 3D printing
  • Silicone and resin casting
  • Vinyl/paper cutters
  • Sound/podcast recording equipment
  • Conference room
  • Call booths
  • Off-street parking
  • Work tables
  • Sewing machines

Membership

All members get desk space and use of our conference room, kitchen, and communal spaces, as well as the Makerspace. Internet and printing are included. See “How to Join” for details and email us when you’re ready. 
$200
6 of 15 memberships currently available

Requirements

  • 3 months commitment
  • 1 month cancellation notice

How to Join

  1. Review membership requirements and amenities.
  2. Email a brief statement about why you want to join and how you plan to use the space. Include a brief CV or bio and a link to your work, if applicable.
  3. Current members review info and invite potential members to tour the space.
  4. We let you know if you’re approved and get you onboarded!

Flex Membership

All the same benefits as a regular membership, but no fixed desk. Follow the steps for a regular membership.
$100
4 of 4 memberships currently available

Day/Week Passes

Afraid of commitment? Buy a day or week pass to try working with other humans! All member amentities are included. Sign up using the links below and a door code will be sent to you afterwards.
Day Pass — $25
Week Pass — $100

If it’s your first time in the space, please allow at least 24 hours notice for onboarding.

Weekly Events

Learn to Design for 3D Printing

Free class for learning Autodesk Fusion 360 and 3D printing techniques, taught by Caleb Miller.
Tuesdays 4:00p–6:00p

Purpose Pantry

Purpose hosts a community pantry in front of the Makerspace. “Take what you need, give what you can”—anyone is welcome to donate or take non-perishable, unused food and toiletries. 
Donations for food purchases can be made via PayPal

Member Directory

See a list of current members here.

Contact

Email us at info@purpose.work
Call us at (518) 261-2001

Purpose Makerspace
100 Main Street, Philmont, NY 12565

Purpose Coworking
95 Main Street, Philmont, NY 12565

Social Media

Purpose Cooperative Instagram
Purpose Pantry Instagram
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