Over the past few months, Pellegrino Collaborative has been working with wind power company Clean Currents to develop “Lots of Power,” an exciting new mentoring program to address one of Philadelphia's greatest problems, vacant lots. The project pairs high-school age students with professional designers and architects to research and develop innovative concepts for specific vacant lots in Philadelphia's Kensington community.
Lots of Power will be administered in partnership with Kensington Renewal, AIGA Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley Green Building Council. During the six-week program, teen participants will work in teams with professional mentors to gain real-world experience using design thinking to discover and exhibit creative potential, communicate their ideas, and take positive action in their communities. The project speaks directly to one of Clean Currents’ brand principles, Community Engagement.