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Grants 2012


Boston Family Boat Building (Boston) -- $2,500 to support existing boat building program activities and the planning process to expand the program to other Boston schools in need of experiential building activities. (John Rowse, 617-595-8557)

Boston Harbor Association (Boston) -- $4,500 to create a smartphone app Boston's Changing Waterfront that will overlay reality with site-based historical photos and descriptions of the now-transformed neighborhood. (Julie Wormser, 617-482-1722)

Boston Public Library (Boston) -- $3,500 to digitize a subset of the Charles J. Connick & Associates Archives which will enable architecture students and the public to view and make use of a rare special collection. (Louisa Stephens, 617-536-3886)

Danish Kurani A+UD (Cambridge) -- $3,500 to support Classroom Co-Creators, a K-12 project focused on engaging students and teachers in the creation of their learning environment, while raising public awareness for the needs of individual schools. (Danish Kurani, 404-452-9415)

Common Boston (Boston) -- $2,000 to support Common Build, a design-build competition benefiting community-based nonprofits, as a central feature of the 2013 Common Boston neighborhood and design festival. (Mary Hale, 617-391-4097)

studio2sustain (Newton) -- $5,000 to train teachers who will orient youth toward the environment and renewable energy through the Energy Necklace Education Project, a hands-on, collaborative process of designing and building Energy Sculptures. (Susan Israel AIA, 617-964-8483)

Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (Roxbury) -- $2,000 to support Getting to Know Greenhouses, a project for 6-12 year olds who will create an exhibit featuring a scale model of a greenhouse, photos, drawings, and writings for visitors to the Isabella Stewart Gardner. (Samantha Sadd, 617-427-0613)

Five Colleges Inc. (Holyoke) -- $3,000 to support the exploratory phase of the Five College Holyoke Design Center intended to provide opportunities for design education for college students as well as Holyoke K-12 students. (Nancy Goff, 413-542-4010)

Learning by Design (Boston) -- $3,500 to support architects and teachers who will engage underserved Boston students in sustainable design/build activities based on the architecture of their city. (Polly Carpenter AIA, 617-461-1168)

MassArt (Boston) -- $4,500 to support Designovate, an architectural design project in which Artward Bound students (grades 10 - 11) explore the intersection of art, design, sustainability and spatial change under the guidance and mentorship of MassArt Department of Architecture staff. (Carolyn Lewenberg, 617-939-7231)

Merrimack College (Boston) -- $2,000 to support ThinkFest, a STEM project that exposes middle school children to the wonders of engineering, science and technology through hands-on activities. (Mary Noonan, 978-837-5145)

Urban Neighborhood Design Alliance (Boston) -- $4,500 to support City/Build, a curriculum enrichment program for Boston public high school students that introduces the fields of architecture, engineering, development and construction (David Silverman AIA, 617-426-5401)

Worcester Arts Magnet School (Worcester) -- $2,000 to support Building Sleuths, an after school program for middle schoolers who are interested in learning more about the role of architects and engineers in developing/and preserving the built environment. (Susan O'Neil, 508-799-3575)