Level the playing field

Level the playing field in 2018.

Pop-up reading rooms for NYC playgrounds and playstreets.
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Our goal is to raise $10,000 by December 31. Here’s the plan:

Pop-up works!

We use pop-up reading rooms to give low-income kids a beautiful way to read and learn, right where they gather after school and all summer. It’s popular with kids and community leaders alike.

Who will pay?

Grants and sponsorships cover much of our work across New York, but requests to serve small, low-income playgrounds outstrip our resources every year, creating a wait list.

Small is powerful

If we raise $10,000 in this year-end campaign, we can fully fund pop-up reading rooms at every low-income playground and playstreet on our wait list in 2018.  

Help us, help NYC

We meet kids who are bright, curious, and primed to love learning. But the city around them doesn’t always make that easy. Help us level the playing field. Bring pop-up reading rooms to NYC playgrounds and play streets.

Our progress:

  • Towards our goal of $10,000 by Dec 31, 2017 33%

Your donation sends a powerful mesage about what a city can be, for kids, for everyone.

The Uni Project creates learning environments in public space across New York City. Using custom-designed infrastructure, we pop-up in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on experiences for all ages. We partner with community organizations and city agencies, and we prioritize underserved locations.
We’ve deployed over 500 times in more than 140 different public spaces in New York City since 2011, and we’ve engaged more than 30,000 people. We also send kits around the world so that other cities can copy our model. We do this work to improve the urban environment, strengthen New York City neighborhoods, and make education a visible, enjoyable part of urban life.

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