Fall 2009 Service Grants Announced

December 3rd, 2009  —  Service Grants

Norris Square Civic Association applied for a service grant to redevelop the St. Boniface Church complex.

Norris Square Civic Association applied for a service grant to redevelop the St. Boniface Church complex.

The Community Design Collaborative has begun work on the final round of service grants for 2009, awarded to the Borough of Millbourne/Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Cedar Park Neighbors Association, Cramer Hill Community Development Corporation, Impact Services Corporation, Logan Community Development Corporation, Norris Square Civic Association and South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S., Inc. Our nonprofit clients are pursuing community development projects ranging from redeveloping a vacant church complex to renovating a golf course and clubhouse.

Borough of Millbourne is partnering with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, an organization advocating for the protection of the natural and built environment, to create a redevelopment plan for a key site in the heart of the Delaware County borough.

Cedar Park Neighbors Association is a community organization committed to fostering collaboration amongst residents and promoting the general welfare of the neighborhood.  They requested a conceptual master plan strategy to revitalize the 4900, 5000, 5100 blocks of the Baltimore Avenue commercial corridor.

Located in Camden New Jersey, the Cramer Hill Community Development Corporation is dedicated to building a thriving and economically and culturally diverse neighborhood in Cramer Hill.  The Collaborative volunteers will be helping develop a conceptual design for a teen lounge, a project initiated by Met East High School student and former Collaborative intern Angelo Drummond. To find out more about Angelo and his project, click here.

Impact Services Corporation wanted assistance in creating a conceptual design to renovate the Walnut Lane Golf Course and clubhouse in order to increase community use and accommodate the First Tee Program, an initiative to provide kids of all backgrounds the opportunity to develop life-enhancing skills through playing golf.

Logan Community Development Corporation enhances the quality of life for residents and businesses through revitalization efforts in the Logan neighborhood. The Collaborative will be providing a select group of business owners with consultations from volunteer design professionals on façade improvements through the rStore program.

Norris Square Civic Association is pursuing efforts to redevelop the site of the former St. Boniface Church and wanted the Collaborative toproduce a feasibility study to address ways in which the buildings can be used to meet community needs.

South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S., an organization serving the Point Breeze community, was awarded the final service grant to provide assistance on a Request for Proposals to engage design services for commercial façade improvement projects.

Thanks to all the volunteers who are making these projects possible.