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October 15th, 2018

Growing to Greatness

The Collaborative's 2015 conceptual design for a green schoolyard at AMY Northwest has had many ripple effects—engaged students and teachers, an outdoor classroom, and a $500,000 grant from the Trust for Public Land.

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A New Home for the Center for Literacy
Should I stay or should I go? About five years ago, the Center for Literacy faced just this dilemma. It’s a big decision for a nonprofit to relocate. There's a lot to...
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This Place Matters: Vote for Visitation!
Visitation BVM School, a recent recipient of design services from the Collaborative, is a finalist in the This Place Matters competition sponsored by the National Trust for...
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Green Region Grant for West Philly’s Enterprise Center CDC
  PECO presented $10,000 to The Enterprise Center CDC to support the development of the Walnut Hill Community Farm. The grant was awarded yesterday through PECO’s Green...
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Collaborative Projects in Philebrity!
Check out the funny take on Mt. Tabor Cyber Village Senior Housing via a Philebrity reader's cameraphone and footage of Greenfield Elementary School, co-star of the Philadelphia...
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Catch Up With Our Clients: Mariposa Co-op
Mariposa Co-op figures in my first Philly memories-- the yummy food, my co-op jobs taking out the garbage and pouring honey from huge cans into small bottles, and the homey but...
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Industry grows in Brooklyn
The Collaborative recently made a trip up to Brooklyn, NY for a tour of  once-abandoned factory buildings redeveloped by Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center (GMDC) for use by...
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Groundbreaking Times for Mariposa
Mariposa Food Co-op celebrated the groundbreaking for its new, expanded location—a former Greek Revival bank building on the 4800 block of Baltimore Avenue on Monday, July 27....
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A New Life for St. Boniface
What can a neighborhood do when a long-time neighborhood anchor stands empty? St. Boniface Church served the Catholic community of West Kensington for over 130 years. The late...
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A New Look Under the El
Six storeowners along North Frankford Avenue now have a new vision for enhancing their storefronts, thanks to the efforts of Collaborative volunteers who worked with the...
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