A group of youth hold up hand-painted banners.

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”

- Margaret Wheatley

Winooski Middle School: Project Design Lab project
Sculptural scenography illuminated from within by pink and purple lighting against a dark night sky.


We bring people of all ages together in projects that activate their creativity to imagine and build more just and thriving communities.


Photo: Russ Bennett


Lead Sponsors

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Bay & Paul Foundations
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Community Engagement Lab is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the New England Arts Resilience Fund, part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with major funding from the federal CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act from the National Endowment for the Arts.