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.
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
Design Collective donates laptops to NDC!
In response to NDC’s call for donations last month, Design Collective stepped up with a generous gift of three HP ProBooks to the Baltimore office. Many many thanks to Matthias Fostel and Anna Dennis for helping coordinate the donation. With … Continue Reading
NDC VISTA Volunteer Mikah Zaslow Says Good-Bye
After a year with NDC as a VISTA Volunteer, Mikah Zaslow is moving on. We’re sad she’s leaving, but happy to hear that she is joining Hamilton-Lauraville Main Streets this fall to continue her interest in urban planning. Mikah worked … Continue Reading
NDC Receives $10,000 Grant from BGE
The Neighborhood Design Center has received a $10,000 “Green Grant” from BGE for sustainable outreach in the Greater Homewood Community! The grant will fund the activities of NDC’s VISTA Volunteer, Matthew Ragazzo, for the 2013-2014 project year. Matt will be … Continue Reading