Since 1968, the Neighborhood Design Center has provided pro-bono planning and design services to over 1,800 community initiatives that have helped communities build new playgrounds, reclaim vacant lots and abandoned buildings, revitalize commercial districts, create community  master plans, and beautify their neighborhoods.



We need your awesome ideas!

IMPACT Request for Proposals: Deadline September 3 Funding is available for a site-specific, public space installation this fall for a high-visibility site in North Brentwood, Maryland. Proposals should explore how public space can be re-imagined and activated in engaging ways … Continue Reading

Clayton Baker Trust and Morton & Sophia Macht Foundation support NDC

We are so grateful to the Clayton Baker Trust for their $12,000 grant and the Morton & Sophia Macht Foundation for their $3000 grant to NDC. Their steadfast support makes our Baltimore project work possible!

The City is Yours! Party at the Baltimore Design School, May 3rd!

Neighborhood Design Center’s “The City is Yours” Exhibition and 45th Anniversary Celebration. Saturday, May 3rd from 6-10pm at the Baltimore Design School This is a one-of-a-kind celebration of neighborhoods and communities in Baltimore and Prince George’s counties. Register here, or … Continue Reading

NDC Awarded Cafritz Foundation Funding

We are thrilled to announce the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded NDC $25,000 with a $5,000 match for general operating. We will be focusing on Staff Development, Community Outreach and Education, and Board Development. This means keep your eyes … Continue Reading

Beautification Awards Application Now Available!

We encourage anyone who created or takes care of a beautiful garden or knows someone who does please download and fill out the 2014 Beautification Awards Application! We are of course seriously encouraging any of our groups who participated in … Continue Reading

A Big Thanks to the Redevelopment Authority

The Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County awarded NDC with a Community Impact Grant which has supported the creation of our community tool shed and the strengthening of our design studio capabilities. We are ecstatic to be able to increase … Continue Reading

NDC in Prince George’s 20th Anniversary Gala! Come and Dance with Us!

Help us celebrate 20 years of Community Design in Prince George’s County and honor Jan Townshend’s 13 years of service with The Neighborhood Design Center! We’ve got great food from The Iron Bridge Wine Company, music by Le Leyenda, a … Continue Reading

Our own Taproot Foundation team!

NDC is thrilled to be working with the talented pro bono consultants of the Taproot Foundation. We’ve received a service grant for key messaging strategies, building upon the visual brand developed by MICA’s Center for Design Practice last year. As … Continue Reading

NDC Awarded Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant

Last year we worked with MICA’s Center for Design Practice (CDP) to develop and design our new visual brand. CDP developed a brand strategy and new identity along with recommendations for outreach practices. Thanks to Sappi’s prestigious Ideas that Matter … Continue Reading

Matt Ragazzo Joins NDC as VISTA Volunteer

NDC’s Baltimore office warmly welcomes Matt to the team as he begins his year as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer! He comes to us from North Carolina, where he graduated from University of North Carolina with a degree in public health, … Continue Reading