After Architecture for Humanity closed in 2015, affiliate Chapter Network took its place, appointing Garrett Jacobs as its leader (with whom Archinect had the opportunity to speak with on its podcast). Now, the Chapter Network organization is formally rebranding itself as the Open Architecture Collaborative (OAC), and after they formalize their bylaws, they will apply to become a 501(c)3 organization. The OAC's twin goals are to help younger design professionals get field experience while also providing greater access to design services for marginalized communities.
In a press release, Jacobs said that “The OAC’s launch shows that our process works. This past year we turned participatory design on ourselves to create this organization. There are hundreds of people who experienced this process and now feel an incredible sense of ownership over this name and this brand. Imagine what our places would be like if everyone felt as proud in their creation and change. We are working to make such visions realities large and small around the world.” You can check out their official website (from which the above image originates) here.