Since 1993, NEW’s 11,000 square-foot Ann Arbor building overlooking the Huron River has been home to a vibrant community of partners sharing space and resources and learning from one another.

This proximity creates unlikely synergies, partnerships and opportunities that strengthen our nonprofit ecosystem and echo across Southeast Michigan.

Yodit Mesfin Johnson, President and CEO of NEW and Melvin Henley, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan

I’m a one-person show; most of our board and volunteers do not live in Michigan. As part of the community that NEW curates, I’m surrounded by a wealth of knowledge and expertise that I trust to help me be better. I feel seen—and valued.

Jeannette Stawski
Executive Director, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education


Reserve A Room

NEW offers flexible facilities for any approved nonprofit organization to rent. Renter benefits include:

  • Flexible room layout
  • Chairs, tables and additional equipment 
  • Projector, projector screen and dry-erase board
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Common kitchen area
  • Rates tailored to nonprofits

Rates start at $50 per four-hour block. 

Lease an Office

NEW houses more than 20 nonprofit partners renting either single workstations in a shared suite, full suites or multiple suites. Tenant benefits include:

  • Access to high-volume copy, fax and mail machines
  • Access to the NEW conference rooms
  • Optional low-cost broadband
  • Common kitchen area
  • Free on-site parking
  • Rates tailored to nonprofits

Space starts at $20 per square foot.

Join the Community

NEW welcomes affiliate partners who need a physical presence and space to meet but don’t require permanent office space. Affiliate benefits include:

  • Two four-hour conference room reservations per month
  • A mailbox and physical mailing address at NEW
  • Invitations to building-wide events
  • Access to high-volume copy, fax and mail machines (billed based on usage)
  • Free Wi-Fi

Affiliates pay $60 per month.

Nonprofits with offices in the new center

Ann Arbor Area SCORE

Ann Arbor Youth Chorale

Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education

The Boychoir of Ann Arbor


Children’s Literacy Network

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

Girls Group

Haiti Nursing Foundation

International Child Care

Junior League of Ann Arbor, Inc.

King Care


NAMI Washtenaw County

ReLeaf Michigan, Inc.

Scenic Michigan

Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy (WACA)

Washtenaw Literacy



Arts Alliance

Area Agency on Aging 1-B

Lymphoma Foundation of America

Mark 12:31 Foundation

Occupational Hygiene Training Association

Professional Volunteer Corps


Spinning Dot


Veterans Empowerment Neighborhoods

Workplace Health Without Borders


Find space at NEW

Host your event or meeting, lease office space or explore affiliate partnership.