We believe that learning is happening everywhere, all of the time.

Our passion is to recognize this learning and accentuate it through human-centered design. We envision a city that provokes people to tinker, discover, and play - all in support of their educational pursuits. To thrive in the 21st Century, we need a dynamic and diverse education ecosystem and our city can deliver!
WHAT WE DO
PLAYLIST DESIGN

We make experiential playlists a.k.a. learning adventures. Playlists connect online and real-world learning, providing pathways through our education ecosystem

EDUCATION PLACEMAKING

Whether it's a street, bus stop,
or barbershop - we make places
of learning. 

GROWING AN 
EDUCATION ECOSYSTEM

We help build meaningful connections

between our city's education assets and opportunities

to foster a healthy

education ecosystem. 

OUR TEAM
Wes Shaffer
Kelsey Kerce
Deandre Kemp
Molly Delahunty
Hanah Murphy
Kelly Clark
OUR DESIGN PORTFOLIO
LRNG ORLANDO

ORLANDO, FL joins a new league of 21st Century cities that are remaking their education ecosystems to become more engaging, relevant, and collaborative for its young people.

LRNG is providing our city with a platform that helps youth find connected experiences around our city and demonstrate their success through digital badging

enable youth the power to

show & prove their summer learning portfolio using digital badges

provide planners with 
tools to evaluate our learning ecosystem

provide youth a

one-stop shop for finding summer learning

WANT TO PLAY WITH US? **volunteer opportunity**

Join the Color Force and volunteer with us at Immerse on October 21st! 
Email kelsey@playgroundcity.org
for more information or sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/xHZmSJtX9PlKqXdd2
BARBERSHOP TALK

Barbershops, buzzing with clippers and conversation, are fertile spaces where style and concepts cross-pollinate. Gifted with scissors and stories, Barbers cultivate a culture of trust and camaraderie among their clients. They practice active listening and empathy building, creating safe spaces of style. In “Barbershop Talk,” we are going to tap into the educational potential of these unofficial professors in an experiential curriculum about nonviolent communication. 40 Neighborhood youth will be empowered to explore identity, conflict resolution, nonviolent communication, artistic expression, all while learning real world hair styling skills.