DownCity Design is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the urban core of Rhode Island by getting young people involved in building our future. We help youth become change-makers by inviting them to design and build structures that respond creatively to challenges and opportunities in their communities. Our free youth programs engage and empower students, while making the city a better place to live, work, and learn. Under the leadership of our experienced Design Educators, DownCity Design students have built over 35 permanent amenities for public spaces in and around Providence, including community gardens, benches for their schools, play structures for parks, and outdoor classrooms to host workshops on healthy and sustainable communities.
19 People | 20 Impacts | 288 Hours | 7,820 Total Economic Impact