This year, for Park(ing) Day (September 15, 2017) our Young Professionals Group collaborated with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and People's Emergency Center (PEC) to create an engaging parklet on the 3700 block of Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia The team helped bring attention to the nonprofit organization by creating a display shelf to showcase the artworks of the homeless mothers at PEC (shown above) and had participants paint puzzle pieces that became a part of an three dimensional modular mural as the day continued (shown below). The shelf above was designed to be simplistic in order for the mothers' artwork to stand out and steal the show while the interactive modular mural allowed the community to engage in the artwork and design their own piece of the aggregated product. Michael DaSilva expressed that this gave participants a sense of "personal connection" to the piece. The project also subtly highlighted the design aspect of the firm without taking away from the true purpose of the day, which was to bring attention and light to this incredibly important cause. For the past year, YPG has been involved with CHOP's Homeless Health Initiative and the development of their Art Studio in the People's Emergency Center in West Philadelphia. There was a dedication ceremony of the Art Studio on October 6, 2017 that our members attended. Our Young Professionals Group would like to graciously thank vendors SHAW flooring and CraftPoint Concepts for donating flooring and cabinetry to this project. Great job to the Young Professionals Group! We are so proud of the work you do!