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Mission

 

Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Design

The Community Design Collaborative provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia, offers unique volunteer opportunities to design professionals, and raises awareness about the importance of design in community revitalization. 

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Volunteers

The Collaborative offers meaningful volunteer opportunities to design professionals. You can offer your time, skills, and enthusiasmgiving back to the community while building your career and practice. 

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Meet our nonprofits

Nonprofits

The Collaborative provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia. We can help you raise funds, gain support, and get your project built. 

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Our Design Process

We tailor our design services to meet the unique needs of nonprofits—but we always offer a collaborative design process in which designers work side by side with communities to put their visions down on paper in order to move forward.

Nonprofit proposes an idea

Collaborative matches nonprofit with volunteer design team

Design team, nonprofit and community collaborate

Design team creates conceptual design

Nonprofit and community give feedback

Final conceptual design and recommendations compiled

Nonprofit moves forward with project


News and Happenings
Article
Design Grants lead to PA DCNR funding
Happy trails (and parks)! The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced grants for nine Philly open space projects, including $300,000 for...
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Event
Play Space Design Awards
March 16th, 2016
6pm-9pm
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia
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Five new leaders for Board and Advisory Council
The Community Design Collaborative welcomes Julie Bush, ASLA of Ground Reconsidered, Kevin Gray of New Kensington CDC, and Carol Horne Penn of Clemens Construction to its 2016...
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