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June 29th, 2017

Second Round of Design Grants for 2017

The Community Design Collaborative is proud to announce its newest Design Grants and nonprofit partners!

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Children Need Nature
Gail Farmer is Director of Education at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. She shares her vivid childhood memories of "The Hill" and tells us why nature play fires...
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Child's Play Design Charrette
In a mere five hours, the Child's Play Design Charrette laid the groundwork to help family child care providers tap into grants from A Running Start Philadelphia: Facility Fund...
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Our 2015 Community Design Award Winner
In October, the Community Design Collaborative presented its 2015 Community Design Award to Nicetown Sports Court. This annual award recognizes one Design Grant for excellence in...
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Playing to Learn
"Nothing beats watching a child experience the joy and wonder of play," says Dr. Brenna Hassinger-Das. She studies the links between play and learning every day as a postdoctoral...
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Playgroundology shines a light on Play Space
PlayGroundology scours the web for "all things bright, beautiful and occasionally tarnished in the world of playgrounds." Check out their great interview today with Alexa Bosse...
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The Art of Active Play Recaptured
“Make it easy for families to be active together... Build something special and beautiful… Don’t give us physical activity that feels like exercise.” This is just some of the...
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Potential Volunteer Opportunities - Fall 2015
Want to use your design skills to help local nonprofits? The Community Design Collaborative is currently reviewing applications from nonprofits who recently applied to receive pro...
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Design grants set the stage for Somerset
Orinoka Civic House and the Frankford Gateway Pop-Up take on big neighborhood landmarks in very different ways, but each project has roots in our work with New Kensington CDC and...
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The Art of Active Play Healthy Play Panel
The Collaborative has been looking at play from many angles through its Play Space initiative, which explores the unexpected ways that innovative play space helps both children...
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