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Literacy Rich Neighborhoods

Request For Proposals 
Photo Credit: Steve Legato
Application Deadline: January 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET 

The Community Design Collaborative has received funding from the William Penn Foundation to support four community organizations in the development of conceptual designs for the Literacy-Rich Neighborhoods Initiative: Indochinese American Council, Mt. Airy CDC, Puentes de Salud, and the Village of Arts and Humanities.

Additional Technical Assistance Providers are:

The Literacy-Rich Neighborhoods Initiative is designed to create multiple opportunities in each of four neighborhoods for families with young children to interact with literacy-rich materials and activities prompting adult-child conversation and interaction. 

The four Philadelphia community-based organizations (CBOs) have been selected to embark on a 3-year process to engage families, community leaders and stakeholders around early literacy and to design and implement playful learning opportunities in the communities.   

Interested Firms must complete the LRN Design Team Application form, to be considered for a 6-month conceptual deign process, the initial stage of the 3-year process. Chosen Firm teams will be considered for hire during the remaining 2.5-year planning and implementation phases, post the conceptual design phase by the CBOs under advisement of the Collaborative.

To apply, please submit the online Design Team Application Form.  Firms are permitted to apply to multiple CBO RFPs. Please submit a form for each RFP.  The deadline for application is January 10, 2022.


CBO RFPs can be found here:

 - Indochinese American Council 

 - Mt. Airy CDC 

 - Puentes de Salud

- Village of Arts and Humanities (to be posted soon)

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