Get Involved


COMMON Hoops connects designers to Chicago youth, with a goal of inspiring youth to pursue opportunities in design fields. Share your passion for design by volunteering, pitching a design exercise, or donating work space and material.  Give us a shout about how you’d like to collaborate.

Organizations, Teams & Schools

We collaborate with neighborhood organizations and provide arts programming for youth 10-18 years old with a scalable participatory curriculum on the following topics:
– The intersection of design and basketball
– Design-thinking approach to problem solving
– Principles of 2D and 3D design
– Environmental sustainability (interrupting the waste stream)
– Place-making
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When you contribute to COMMON Hoops, you are directly enhancing youth education. You enable us to provide programming, design education, and hands-on workshops to youth across Chicago after school, on weekends, and throughout the summer. Your financial support plays a vital role. Contact us about program sponsorship.