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Designers, educators, and families collaborated during our Child's Play Design Charrette.

Over the past 25 years, the Community Design Collaborative has supported tremendous community reinvestment driven by nonprofit grassroots neighborhood organizations.

While focused on specific sites identified by nonprofits, our process lays the groundwork for the kinds of buildings and civic spaces that foster neighborhood vitality and build community. As a working partner, the Collaborative strengthens communities through design, recognizing that both are critical to the resilience of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. Your support makes our work possible.

Our work is part of a larger vision for a better Philadelphia. In 2016 alone, through our proactive programs and responsive design grants, Collaborative staff coordinated volunteer engagement with 23 community-based organizations, leveraging more than 9,300 hours valued at nearly $990,000 in pro bono preliminary design assistance.

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The Community Design Collaborative is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, United Way Donor Choice #12699.

A copy of the Collaborative's registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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