WE WORK LOCALLY TO SUPPORT
MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES AND THEIR VISION...
...AND DEVELOP NATIONAL PROGRAMS AND
PARTNERSHIPS TO SUPPORT THE
“Having worked with a lot of groups, I was really impressed
with both the level of alignment in your values, and the shared
purpose that you all worked with throughout the day. I left the
day really optimistic about your future”
Joel Mills - AIA, Communities by Design - Facilitator
FOLLOW YOUR OWN RULES!
PARTICIPATION LEADS TO OWNERSHIP
32 CHAPTERS supporting 250+ local leaders 9000+ volunteers
WHEN PEOPLE DESIGN AND BUILD THEIR OWN
ENVIRONMENTS, THEY TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE
PLACES THEY CREATE, SUSTAIN THEM LONG
TERM, KEEP THEM SAFE, INVEST IN THEM,
AND COLOR THEM WITH THEIR MOST
Broadcast the Needs
Pilot for Best Practices
Incubate New Chapters
Year 1: Lightweight - webinars, podcasts, blog posts &
Year 2: Curriculum for organizing and community design
Year 3: Certifications
Year 1: Strategic leadership gathering (BOD, RLC)
Year 2: Network wide gathering to bring all chapter
Year 3: Public conference with OAC leaders, members,
partners, and awards
Year 1: Advocacy campaign (summer) & International day of
Year 2: Participatory campaigns, research, Scaled Days of
Year 3: Keep on scaling…
Year 1: Focus on 2 chapters who wish to position
themselves as the ambassadors for the design community.
Year 2: Based on the results, scale the program
Year 3: Continue scaling and launch new focus areas.
Year 1: Support materials for launching and running a
Year 2: Accelerator development. Training events, office
hours, mentor chapters, and advisors
Year 3: Launch PID Accelerator program
Activity: Discuss I Assess I Make I Program I Organize
Structure: Fiscally Sponsored I State Entity I Federal Entity
At the end of the day
The OAC is meeting the demands of our local
communities for having designers as collaborators to
bring their visions to life.
It’s all about people.
How might you help?
What does your city need? Is everything covered?
Got and idea for training? Or a best practice to share?
Got too many pro-bono projects in your pipeline?
How about extra space?
Spread the word!
Creative funding ideas are always welcome!
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