Dear Friends,

We’re writing to ask for your support.

In 2019, we blew past a milestone—750 deployments in public space—and our work continues to expand beyond portable reading rooms. Through it all, we try to stay focused on the core task: creating experiences that allow people to gather, connect, and find inspiration. As we experiment with new ways to do this, our motivation remains the same. We believe in the potential of the public realm. We envision a city where people point with pride to public resources, and draw strength from the things we share with each other.

We hope you’ll consider a tax-deductible contribution, which will directly support our work in low-income communities. We couldn’t do this without you, and we’re grateful for your support.

Leslie and Sam
Co-founders, Uni Project

Your donation sends a message that all NYC public spaces and New Yorkers have extraordinary potential.

Thank you for your support!

We're getting a "new" name... Street Lab.

The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated Street Lab to New York City and launched the Uni Project. The Uni began as a single, portable reading room and has since grown into a city-wide initiative offering more than 700 days of pop-up programming in 150+ public spaces across the city. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.

For now, details about our programs are available here on the Uni Project web site. Soon, that content will move to Thanks for sticking with us!