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Through a grant from National Endowment for the Arts, Design Your Neighborhood (DYN) began in 2011 as a summer internship that taught youth the principles of urban design and civic engagement through design activities and experiences in the community. Watch the documentary to learn more.

It is NCDC’s hope that youth across the country and the world have the opportunity for a DYN experience. We believe that cities who invest in their youth in this way will see benefits as their future generations will be informed and engaged in the development of their community.  Through another grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, NCDC has developed the Design Your Neighborhood Toolbox, which provides guidance and resources for any community to run a DYN program. Please explore the DYN Toolbox to discover the necessary partnerships, tools, and resources that you will need to provide this experience for youth in your community.