Shaker students work with the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, an outreach program from Kent State University’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design that engages minority youth to design and construct outdoor furniture and playscapes for their neighborhoods.

They are introduced to the design professions of architecture and urban design in this hands-on program. Many of the works built by Shaker youth have been permanently installed in the Moreland community as well as temporarily at the Cleveland lakeshore as part of a lakefront project. The Youth Center administers the MyCom grant that makes this program possible.