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Day of Impact 2018

Get ready for our fifth annual Day of Impact! Are you ready to make an impact on your local community? We are thrilled to be hosting our service event & look forward to collaborating with Publicolor, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Partnerships for Parks, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and New York Cares! Over 100 of our volunteers have provided hands-on services throughout the boroughs during our previous events. Sites will be announced-- so keep a look out and save the date for Saturday, October 13. We can't wait to see you again this year!

Build Your Own Team for Day of Impact!
Interested in putting together your own team for Day of Impact? Reach out to our Director of Outreach, Sarah Hakes, at outreach@oacny.org for more sponsorship information. 

Be a Site Coordinator or Photographer!
Interested in being a site coordinator for one of our sites on Day of Impact? Or perhaps interested in helping us capture our volunteers in action? Email our Director of Membership, Vanessa Lacayo, at membership@oacny.org!


We Are OACny


OAC New York activates local, pro-bono creative professionals to deliver design and development solutions that actualize the potential of our local communities.  Our volunteers work to build a more sustainable future across the five boroughs of New York City.

We believe that everyone deserves a well-designed environment. We strive to collaborate with local community organizations to develop and implement quality design solutions within their neighborhoods. We thrive when we bring together communities, like-minded organizations, and design professionals to implement the visions of New York City's neighborhoods.



The Data Shows:
A Global Network of Impact

This year, our global chapter has compiled visual data recognizing the accomplishments around the global Open Architecture Collaborative

"In 2017 the Open Architecture Collaborative supported 21 chapters who hosted over 425 volunteers serving 94 nonprofit and community groups. Over 1,140 people have signed up to volunteer since we launched in March of last year, but those numbers are slowing down. 2017 saw a booming building economy and professionals with less time. When the economy dips, designers lose work and their jobs. But we get creative and volunteer to continue gaining knowledge and experience."

Read the rest of the story below.


OAC - 2017 Data
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OAC - Select Global Projects
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