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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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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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