Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in the cultural hub of New York City with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with esteemed professors and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.
As a department within Pratt Institute, Pratt Center for Community Development works closely with faculty and students from multiple disciplines, leveraging the Institute’s architecture, planning, and design resources, in support of community-driven plans for a more sustainable and equitable New York City. Students have the opportunity to work closely with Pratt Center, through Fellowship programs, internships, studio projects, and student worker programs.
Bringing together talented individuals from a variety of departments at Pratt, the Center involves students from: the Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development, the School of Information and Library Science, Communications and Graphic Design, Fashion, and Photography. In so doing we provide students with meaningful learning opportunities while empowering low-income communities to plan for and realize their futures.