The AUX is a commercial hub dedicated to healing, wellness, and racial equity – a space co-created and owned by the community.

With a name derived from a sound system’s AUXiliary cord, this project is about the power of connection. For us the AUX means plugging into our life-giving essence so we can thrive as we live, learn, work and play.

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What We Do - Impact

To transform vacant property into a beautiful, environmentally sustainable building that emphasizes a quadruple bottom line for cultural, social, economic and environmental impact

Impact

  • 16,000 sq ft. of renovated commercial space dedicated to small businesses of color

  • 10+ Black owned businesses lifted collectively

  • 30+ local jobs provided

  • Promotes wellness for all of Evanston

  • Provides inclusive pathways to community wealth

  • Creates an inclusive and welcoming destination

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Become A Community Investor In The Aux

We are excited to share that our community equity raise is now live!  Our goal is to have a large number of Black investors and local community members share in the ownership of this building.  Click the link below to learn more about how you can invest in The Aux and become part of the ownership group.

Milestones

Scroll to learn about our company’s journey

YEAR

2022

FUNDING THE AUX

Gathering private and public support to assist in making our project a reality

YEAR

2021

DEVELOPING THE AUX

Creating a strong foundation for economic change through small business and real estate

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