Our Architecture and Design Education (ADE) program is committed to exponentially expanding access to design education for K-12 students in Philadelphia. Diversity in the design and construction industry is woefully inadequate. One of our primary goals is to make more BIPOC and Latinx students aware of the career opportunities in design.
We are committed to providing access to design education to every student in Philadelphia because we need to increase the diversity in the design and construction industries and because our project-based curriculum can help students improve their socio-emotional and problem-solving skills.
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The Center for Architecture and Design is a proud participant and convener of the Justice Alliance for Design Education in Philadelphia (JADE-PHL). JADE is an alliance of local colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations with the goal of helping to create lasting, broad change within the architecture and design education.
This fund is to support the general operating and program costs of the Architecture and Design Education program through the Center for Architecture and Design. This program will reach thousands of students in the Philadelphia Public School District, and will support and connect.