The Uni Project is a New York-based nonprofit organization that brings learning and enrichment opportunities to public space in New York City. Using custom-designed installations, the Uni Project pops up in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on experiences for all ages. They also send kits around the world so that others can copy their model. They do this work to improve the urban environment, build community, and make education a visible, enjoyable part of urban life. The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit co-founded by Leslie and Sam Davol that created programs in Boston from 2006-2010. In 2012, Street Lab moved to NYC and the Uni Project became the sole focus of its work. The Uni Project’s programs include READ, offering access to high-quality books and a place for people to read together (2011-present); DRAW, offering access to high-quality art materials and a place for people to draw (2015-present); SOLVE, offering puzzles, math, and spatial-reasoning activities (2016-present); and BUILD, offering imagination playground blocks and other material (2017).

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