Designed by Community Partner Announcement!
We’re excited to announce Phipps Neighborhoods as our second Designed by Community Fellowship partner!
Phipps Neighborhoods, the Service Design Studio, and our Community Fellows will focus on developing a Digital Access program that serves the community’s needs as defined by the community!
What is Designed by Community?
The Designed by Community Fellowship Program (DxC) is a paid fellowship and project funding opportunity to support community leaders associated with non-profit community based organizations in designing and developing hyper-localized solutions in their community using Service Design methodology. Service design is a discipline which develops solutions to complex problems that are rooted in insights about the lived experiences of those affected by public services. It considers people, processes, communications and technology as part of the solution.
To achieve this, the Fellowship partners with non-profit community based organizations to support the Designed by Community Fellowship Program’s initial planning, outreach, participant selection, program development and delivery, administering stipends and project funds, and supports the implementation of Designed by Community projects under the Fellowship. The partner supports this work while building up their internal capacity and skills to use service design as a way to build community led initiatives within their existing network of community leaders.
We’ll be sharing updates and learnings along the way, especially on how we deepen our understanding of co-design and community-centered design practices, so make sure to check back in! If you want updates by email, sign up here.
About Phipps Neighborhoods
Phipps Houses is the oldest and largest not-for-profit developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing in New York City. Its social services affiliate, Phipps Neighborhoods, provides children, youth and families in low-income neighborhoods the opportunities they need to thrive through comprehensive workforce and education programs, and access to community and economic empowerment services. Together they are changing lives in New York City.
Community Fellow Application
The application for community Fellows is open! Interested Bronx residents can apply until November 4, 2022. Read more about the Fellowship and the application process here.