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Hope Partnership for Education

Hope Partnership changes lives by educating middle schoolers and adults. Using “the power of light” as a guiding concept, the Collaborative volunteer team developed a toolkit to revitalize a large vacant lot across from the school and re-engage the community step by step with lighting, colorful graphics that span street and sidewalk, plantings, and light-reflective paving, seating and fencing.

Volunteer Design Team

Aisha Whitman

Architectural Designer
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Joanne Schonfeld

Landscape Architect, Registered

Kate Farquhar

Landscape Architectural Designer
SALT Design Studio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lou Johnson

Cost Estimator
International Consultants, Inc.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sara Pevaroff Schuh

Landscape Architect, Registered

“These are the places where I want to work as a design professional.”

SALT Design Studio
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Tom Halliwell

Civil Engineer
Grist LLC
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Hope Partnership For Education: Conceptual Design for Open Space
2601 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Upper North Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
Value of Pro Bono Services
Design Grant Completed
April 16, 2014
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