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Each year, a team of Collaborative volunteers develops a design-build project for PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia. In 2018, the Collaborative brought something new to the annual event – a “Playful Learning” theme. In coordination with Philadelphia Playful Learning Landscapes, the Collaborative and several other PARK(ing) Day teams incorporated opportunities for playful learning into their parklet designs. Our volunteers worked with children at McCreesh Rec Center to create a customizable game board that allows kids to invent their own games. After PARK(ing) Day, our parklet got a new home at McCreesh. Several other playful learning parklets were also installed in communities throughout Philadelphia.

Volunteer Design Team

Betsy Way

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Planner

"I love Philadelphia’s scale and approachability."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brittany Gross

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Interior Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Folasshade Laud-Hammond

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Other
Pop-up Play
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Brummer

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Architect, Registered

"Volunteer and leadership opportunities with the Collaborative teach you to work with people, and to give ideas and take ideas."

Haddon Township, New Jersey

Jeremy Sawyer

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Other
Temple University - Temple Infant and Child Lab
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Brooklyn, New York

Matthew Dalrymple

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Civil Engineer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Molly Schlesinger

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Other
Temple University - Temple Infant and Child Lab
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Ambler, Pennsylvania

Richard Hwang

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Mechanical Engineer

"The Collaborative is very organized and has equally motivated members. It makes all the difference for projects."

Bruce E. Brooks & Associates
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sarah Keefer

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Interior Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Zoe Cennami

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Other
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
PARK(ing) Day 2018
Address
1200 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Neighborhood
Chinatown
Center City Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
417
Value of Pro Bono Services
$47,535
Design Grant Completed
December 31, 2018
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