The Community Design Collaborative is pleased to announce five new grants of design services, which continue our work greening schoolyards and sprucing up storefront facades—and support nonprofit programs that serve low- and moderate income youth and families and the hungry.
Congratulations to our latest grant recipients. We look forward to helping you serve and engage your communities.
East Falls Development Corporation Conceptual design for facade improvements The East Falls Development Corporation provides community information for East Falls businesses, residents and visitors, including up-to-date information on East Falls business opportunities, real estate, recreational activities, and bars & restaurants. The Collaborative will be providing conceptual design for facade improvements for six merchants in the Ridge and Midvale Avenue business district.
Friends of Horatio B. Hackett Elementary/New Kensington CDC Philadelphia Water Department Green Schools Initiative The Collaborative is working with the Philadelphia Water Department on a series of conceptual designs for green schoolyards in the City as a component of the Green City, Clean Waters plan. The Collaborative will be providing a comprehensive design to green the Hackett schoolyard and create new learning opportunities while protecting our waterways.
Hope Partnership for Education Conceptual design for a school and community open space Hope’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education in Eastern North Philadelphia. It is a compassionate educational village that partners with families to provide children and adults with individualized learning opportunities in an urban setting. The Collaborative will develop design concepts for an open space for an independent middle school and the community.
Philadelphia Food Access Task Force/Philabundance Conceptual design for an emergency food distribution and social services center The Philadelphia Food Access Task Force was created by Mayor Michael Nutter to coordinate feeding programs in the City, find appropriate space for outdoor feeding programs and improve access to food and social services for those in need. The Task Force is being led by Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief program, to work with the Collaborative on a conceptual design for a centralized location for emergency food distribution and social services.
Zane North PTA/Perkins Center for the Arts Conceptual design for greening a schoolyard This public elementary school in Collingswood, NJ has already successfully completed small projects—planting beds and a rain garden with mosaic benches—to green its schoolyard. Before pursuing capital funding for more comprehensive school improvements, the school and its community arts center partner want help from the Collaborative to engage the larger community in planning and greening Zane’s schoolyard.