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January 8th, 2019

Final Rounds of Design Grants for 2018

Three local nonprofits received grants of preliminary design services in the final half of 2018 through the Community Design Collaborative’s Design Grant program.

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Erica Sollberger, Many ways to get involved
2014 - Erica Sollberger, sitting in the beautiful and newly renovated Twentieth Century Club, laughs when asked about what she does as director of Parks and Recreation for the...
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Bridges to Health Filling a Gap
  Puentes de Salud, a past Design Grant recipient, was featured in a  recent story in the New York Times, Nonprofit Clinic Offers 'Bridges to Health' to Philadelphia's Legal...
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Joyce Smith, Viola Street, a plan for reclaiming blocks
When you walk down the 4200 block of Viola Street in East Parkside, it’s clear that residents are taking care of the block. The street and sidewalks are clean, there’s a thriving...
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Making a Start at Reviving Two Parks
Most of our pro bono park plans get their start through local efforts to unleash the green and make room for good things to happen. Here are tales of two parks—Gold Star Park and...
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Good, Green News from Nonprofit Clients
It's harvest time! Four nonprofit clients report that they've reached key milestones in projects to add green spaces in their neighborhoods. Cook-Wissahickon School...
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Meet Our Clients: Amy Hirsch of CLS
The former North Philadelphia Law Center of the Community Legal Services (CLS) had only a handful of offices with windows, desks in the hallway, a series of floods, and even a few...
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Local Heroes: Remembering Paul vanMeter and Pastor Martha Lang
It takes a special kind of person to change a community—imaginative enough to see a different future, tenacious enough to make it happen, and, occasionally, bold enough to stir...
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More green for Mariposa, and we don't just mean kale!
Check out  University City Review's story, Mariposa sells local, healthy food to everyone, which shares good news about Mariposa's expanded community reach and economic impact...
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Meet Our Clients: Alex Balloon of Tacony CDC
http://youtu.be/NSr5yH_Fw5Q Now in its thirteenth year, the Tacony Community Development Corporation aims to revitalize its historic Northeast Philadelphia community. The...
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