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Ponyride becomes first Detroit coworking space to offer on-site childcare

Ponyride's co-working space

In today's gig economy, where an estimated 35 percent of the workforce are freelancers, coworking spaces have become increasingly important. Model D has covered these development over time, from when co-lab week first started in 2014 as a way for Detroit freelancers to experience the various coworking spaces available, to the opening of new coworking spaces like SpaceLab and the expansion of Bamboo Detroit earlier this year. 

But parents who freelance are often left out of this equation, as there hasn't been a coworking space that's integrated daycare into its model. Until now. 

Detroit Mama Hub, a support organization for new and expectant mothers, is teaming up with business incubator Ponyride to offer Detroit's first coworking with childcare. Called "Cowork + Coplay," the monthly popup series will offer access to the Ponyride's facilities, as well as on-site childcare provided by Detroit Radical Childcare Collective.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer this series to families in Detroit," said Jalyn Spencer-Harris, co-founder of Detroit Mama Hub, in a press release. "For many parents, finding quality, affordable childcare with a flexible schedule is a huge challenge, and we hope this is a step in the direction of finding new and innovative ways to support Detroit's working families, especially our working mamas."

The pop-up events will be held on Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

"Cowork + Coplay" costs $25 per day and includes coworking space for one adult and care for one child ages 6-months to six years old. Register for the coworking pop-up here
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