Funded by the William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the pilot site for Urban Thinkscape. Located in the Promise Zone area of West Philadelphia, the first cluster of designs launched in October 2017 and addresses learning in the areas of language, math, executive functioning, and socioemotional development. Through collaborations with local civic associations and many individual community members, the design ideas were refined and targeted with the Promise Zone community in mind.
Situated in the Belmont neighborhood of West Philadelphia, Community Bible Deliverance Kingdom Ministries has graciously offered the use of their property located at 4001 Lancaster Avenue as the site of the initial cluster of Urban Thinkscape designs.
The Urban Thinkscape team is thrilled to partner with the Belmont Alliance Civic Association to bring the project to life.
Urban Thinkscape has been fortunate to employ several committed Data/Engagement Ambassadors. These Ambassadors collected observation and survey data at Urban Thinkscape and a control site playground. They have been instrumental in determining the effects of the project.
Sherry Jane Alindogan
We also extend special thanks to Joe Yanchis (and his children) for their assistance with asking some questions for KaBOOM!
Urban Thinkscape is ready to bring playful learning to Belmont! Come and check it out while you wait for...
GRAND OPENING of Urban Thinkscape September 23, 2017 from 1-4pm 4001 Lancaster Avenue Join us for an afternoon of...
Construction has begun at the Urban Thinkscape site! Stay tuned for more updates and photos as we prepare to...
Please join us for an open house on Thursday, December 1 at 7pm at Rowan House (325 N....