Rafael Cordero Molina School

pa_Patterson_05292019_391Photoshoot at Patterson Elementary School in West Philadelphia.Photo Credit: Jenna Stamm

Safe, green space is not easily accessible in the neighborhood surrounding this school. And 90% of the people who reside nearby live below the poverty line. Right now, any rainstorm inundates the concrete playground and floods the property so kids have to stay inside during recess, soon native plants and vegetation in absorbent rain gardens will turn a nuisance into a natural wonder. Working with the community, we’ll repair and revive the play spaces, build a new outdoor classroom, and create a vibrant park that’s open to anyone when school isn’t in session.