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YLabs

August 25, 2017
OUR MISSION: Improve health and livelihoods among disadvantaged youth WHAT WE DO: YLabs designs programs that address the key health challenges facing disadvantaged youth (10-24 years). HOW: We help governments and local organizations design, evaluate and scale new ways to improve young people’s health and economic futures.

SFNOMA – NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTS (BAY AREA)

August 8, 2017
WORK WITH US IN CIVIC CREATIVITY  Building on a deep legacy of community engagement, SFNOMA is your local design advocacy platform.  Member firms are civic creatives.  We work closely with communities and community leaders to develop experiences,... Read More

Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

February 13, 2017
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries... Read More

Open Architecture Collaborative

July 6, 2016
The Open Architecture Collaborative is the platform for bringing together under resourced communities and architectural designers to actualize their full potential through positive action. The international network provides organizational support, individual trainings and resources, and a global network platform for community focused, volunteer design chapters.

[AUTONOMA] International Conference on Urban Autonomy and the Collective City

May 18, 2016
[AUTONOMA] is an initiative undertaken by a group of Onassis Foundation Scholars, and independent researchers, who joined their academic and professional background in Urban Design, Sustainability, Geography, and Urban Sociology to reflect on the vision of the collective city. [Speakers] Pier Vittorio Aureli /// Rafi Segal /// Cameron Tonkinwise /// Doina Petrescu /// Constantin Petcu /// Erik Swyngedouw /// Maria Kaika /// Stavros Stavridis /// Miguel Robles Duran /// Ethel Baraona Pohl /// Cesar Reyes Najera /// Nikos Belavilas /// Nikos Anastasopoulos ///Leopold Lambert

Operation Compass

May 10, 2016
The mission of Operation Compass is to help victims of human trafficking find their way home. Our work is to equip communities that surround victims of human trafficking with the right tools to report incidents... Read More

Civic Creatives

May 10, 2016
Civic Creatives develops tools & experiences that equip communities to creatively address the civic and social issues that matter to them. We do this by harnessing what we call “common cultural denominators”–storytelling, food, creativity, technology,... Read More

Urban Design/Build Studio

March 4, 2015
The Urban Design/Build Studio provides students and faculty with the opportunity to collabrate with local organizations to design socially conscious urban architectural solutions.

Moving Design

March 4, 2015
Moving Design is a community of artists and designers who partner with community organizations to raise awareness of urgent social and environmental issues. Through progressive initiatives and creative communication, the firm inspires the community to action.

Penn Program for Public Service

March 4, 2015
The Penn Program for Public Service Internship Program is a 12-week multifaceted summer program that immerses undergraduates in the West Philadelphia-Penn community. The program is action-oriented but also includes a community service seminar.

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