As part of Payette’s commitment to community engagement, the firm will be holding its second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. This program seeks to connect our practice to the Greater Boston community by supporting a variety of efforts to make a positive impact through design excellence. The Day of Service will be the culmination of several weeks of planning by at least one-third of Payette’s staff, coordinating with community partners and shepherding the planning process. During the day-long charrette, the community partners will work with the Payette staff in a collaborative design process tailored to their organization’s mission. This exchange of knowledge benefits both Payette and the community partners by constructing a deeper understanding of our city through thoughtful conversations, in-depth explorations and tangible deliverables completed by design professionals.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2020
Proposals received by November 15, 2019 will be reviewed and four to six projects will be selected by the Payette staff. Each project will then be designated a team of 5-10 members from the Payette staff. Each team will have a project lead responsible for working with the community partners to coordinate scope definition, identify deliverables, and follow up after the Day of Service.
Team members and their community partners will participate in at least two required planning meetings, December 6, 2019 and January 10, 2020 from 4:00 to 5:30pm, to further identify the project scope and deliverables. Following the Day of Service, the team will provide the community partners with the identified deliverables. The project team and community partners will also be asked to participate in a follow-up survey to evaluate the experience and impact of the day.
October 11: Solicit Project Proposals
November 15: Project Proposals Due
November 25: Notify Selected Community Partners
December 6: Project Meeting
January 10: Project Meeting
January 20: Day of Service
January 21-24: Final Deliverables
January 24: Final Presentations
January 27-31: Project Evaluation
Please email Casey Mahoney for more information regarding the application.
Payette’s Day of Service: Recap
Service Learning: Lessons in Leadership