Design for America is an idea incubator, a motivated community, and a way of approaching complicated challenges. DFA shapes the next generation of social innovators.
When DFA Stanford alum Nathan Kondamuri began wearing glasses at the age of eight, he found the experience dreadful. Aside from the general “uncool” factor, his glasses felt more like a glaring medical device that didn’t fit his personality. Just like Nathan, many kids today don’t like wearing glasses for those same reasons and they … Read More
Design for America teaches college students to use design for social good, and Sodexo is a quality of life company that goes beyond food service by innovating to improve the entire university experience. According to a 2011 Study by the Pell Institute, 30% of college freshmen drop out after their first year, and only 11% … Read More
Thinking about life after college can be daunting. Luckily, there are many post-grad programs and opportunities that can help bridge the gap between undergraduate studies and the real world. DFAlumni John Wetzel, Sameer Srivastava, and Cassie Coravos (and more) have found great opportunities with Venture for America, a two-year fellowship program with a focus on … Read More