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Discover Ability

Korn Design partnered with Triangle, a nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities and their families to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives, to create a comprehensive awareness campaign focused on the idea that we are all people with ability. Discover ability at triangle-ability.org.

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Grand Opening of The Base

New headquarters for The Base are a home run.

We took a field trip to visit the new space for this amazing organization, which includes classrooms, larger meeting spaces and professional-grade indoor batting cages!

The Base uses the power and passion of sports to transform the lives of urban youth by providing opportunity, education, training and encouragement to reach their fullest potential. With this new space, they’re sure to hit their goals way out of the park.

 

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Unveiling The Base

This spring, Korn Design has been spending Sunday mornings at baseball practice.

But this Sunday, June 2nd, had to be the hottest of the year. Were these boys really begging for more sprints?

“We want it, June!” was the persistent appeal to coach and mentor Robert Lewis Jr. (a.k.a. Junior, June). The back of the Boston Astros’ tee shirts say, “Go Hard or Go Home”—and as they say, they want it. But how badly? This Roxbury-based baseball team of youth ages 13–19 has a lot to play for. For them, baseball is a respite from lives that offer a plethora of challenges. To paraphrase what Lewis Jr. said at a recent practice, when you’re on the field, the prejudices and inequalities of society disappear. And on his team, where lifelong values are taught alongside athletic technique, this always rings true. This narrative humbles the fact that these boys are some of the best baseball players in the city, winning tournaments on the national level, eyeing and being eyed by elite college and university teams.

Korn Design has been working closely with Lewis Jr. and his team to launch The Base, a new facility in Roxbury that uses the power of sports as an avenue for providing urban youth with opportunity, education, training, and encouragement. Junior’s boys are some of our toughest clients. That’s because we feel a deep responsibility towards them—a feeling that stems from the knowledge that if our work is successful, it will have the ability to create positive change in their lives.

The Base is representative of belief, hope, and love: that which Robert and his team give to their student-athletes as well as that which Korn Design is passionate to express to our city. This past Sunday we proudly unveiled The Base’s logo to the Astros community.

Check out our work for the Base here.


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Rally for Change

The Youth Design Rally for Change event was a huge success! We were so fortunate to celebrate all we’ve achieved in the last ten years as well as renew our excitement for the future of Youth Design. Many of you have rallied with us to shape the next generation of young urban designers.

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