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DownCity Design helps young people become engaged, innovative citizens by empowering them to design and build bold interventions that improve society. Our education programs give young people the chance to build Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) skills through hands-on design projects that have a tangible and lasting impact on their communities. Our students are trained to think like designers, and develop key habits of mind for success in school and beyond, including 21st century skills like creative problem solving, collaboration, and effective visual and verbal communication.
We serve kids during the school day, as well as after school. All of our programs are carefully aligned to Common Core State Standards in Math, Social Studies, and English Language Arts, as well as Next Generation Science standards. Our current partners include MET School, the Providence After School Alliance (PASA), and the Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA).
We've selected a few projects that showcase our design process in action. Imagine what's possible in your community!