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March 28th, 2019

First Round of Design Grants for 2019

Four nonprofits have received grants of preliminary design services in through the Community Design Collaborative’s Design Grant Program. We'll be helping them activate two sacred spaces and two lots for community use.

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Dragon Green, Hot Pockets, and Spring Gardens
Through the Collaborative’s Design Grants, volunteer design professionals work side-by-side with communities to put their visions down on paper and move ahead with fundraising...
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Schools at Work
The Community Design Collaborative's design assistance got Meredith School on Philadelphia magazine's DIY School Reform honor roll for their plans to green their schoolyard....
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Four Design Grants Delivered for South Philly
Over the holidays, the Collaborative’s sleigh was full for South Philly. We wrapped up four design grants to enhance open space, wellness, and key corridors in South Philadelphia....
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Tiny But Titanic
Titan Park is a remnant of a classic 70’s pocket park. It occupies less than 1,000 square feet at the corner of Titan and Howard Streets in South Philadelphia’s Pennsport...
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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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West Philly Gets a Promise Zone
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the area along the Schuylkill River between  Girard Avenue, Sansom Street, and 48th Street has been chosen as one of the first Promise Zones...
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Thanks for the Lift!
Thanks for joining us for last night’s Leverage benefit for the Community Design Collaborative! And thanks to our generous Leverage sponsors. Your support means a lot to us...
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Moving forward with Maplewood Mall
The city has  issued a Request for Proposals for $2.2 million in improvements to Germantown's Maplewood Mall. The Collaborative prepared a conceptual design for the mall in 20...
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Well Played: Conceptual Design for Columbus Square Park
Sports have long been the main act at Columbus Square Park in South Philadelphia. Two busy athletic fields take up over two-thirds of this city block bounded by Wharton, 12th,...
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