• The Uni Project sunnyside

  • The Uni Project Bronx

cart-closed-diagramThe Uni Project is a nonprofit that brings learning opportunities to public space in New York City. Using custom-designed installations, we pop up in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning. We partner with community organizations and city agencies, and we prioritize underserved locations.
See where we go.

Uni on Governors Island

We also send kits around the world so others can copy our model. Get a Uni!

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national book foundationWinner 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize.

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Our 2016 season is underway!
See our dates and locations as they are added. Join us as a volunteer or intern.
We’re hiring! Become a Site Manager or Driver/Installer for for the Uni Project.

Uni-cart-above-cr100+ deployments planned for 2016. Your donations help us reach neighborhoods on our wait list.

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Being here makes me feel like, I’m reading—I’m a beautiful person.
—S, age 7, in the Bronx

The Uni transforms each host site, offering visitors a special urban experience—enjoyable, educational, simple, direct, and out-of-the-ordinary. —Betty Chen, NYC Planning Commission

The Uni Project

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

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The Uni Project is the operating name (DBA) of Street Lab, a 501c3 nonprofit.