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July 1st, 2016

Celebrating 25 years!

100,000 hours of community service, more than 600 Design Grants, and 6 Infill Philadelphia initiatives, and many, many great stories.

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Play It Up
Check out Daniel Jost's column in the July 2016 issue Landscape Architecture Magazine, where he writes about our yearlong campaign to promote the value of recreation in...
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Making the World Better at Waterloo
Waterloo Recreation Center, one of three sites that were the focus of our Play Space design competition, has received $200,000 from the Make the World Better Foundation to kick...
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A role in the revival
“The Ballad of Trayvon Martin” is winning accolades for the New Freedom Theater.  The play’s the thing, but behind the scenes the Collaborative is helping the theater sustain its...
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Celebrating 25 years!
“Many of the new families in the neighborhood did not think that North Light served them. Now, they’re coming to use our play space. They see a flyer about one of our programs...
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Beth Miller editor for Social Justice + Design issue of AIA's Context
Beth Miller, Collaborative executive director, and Sally Harrison, Associate Professor at Temple University Tyler School of Art, served as guest editors for the spring 2016 issue...
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Community Choice gives people a vote in Play Space
Darren Cottman is the Adult/Teen Library Supervisor of the Blanche A. Nixon Branch/Cobbs Creek Branch of the Free Library.  When Darren was offered the opportunity to involve his...
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Second round of Design Grants awarded for 2016
The Community Design Collaborative is proud to announce its newest Design Grants! The Collaborative will be working with Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery on a conceptual design...
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Teamwork spells success for "blitz build"
“I wish you could all be here tomorrow to see the children’s eyes light up when they see this place,” said Diane Scott, Afterschool Coordinator at Athletic Recreation Center....
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NEA Art Works Award to Support Play Space
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement...
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