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Reflecting on a Year of Fellowship with Michelle & Deniz

Reflecting on a Year of Fellowship with Michelle & Deniz

March 27, 2017

Michelle and Deniz, DFA Fellows for the 2016-2017 school year, reflect on what it’s like to support 36 studios and the nationwide network each and every day. Deniz: My first day at Design for America was a bit of a blur. Not just because I was jetlagged from a 12-hour flight the day before, but … Read More

Celebrating #DFAlumni

Celebrating #DFAlumni

March 17, 2017

Design for America alumni around the world continue to make impact even after graduation. Tristan Sokol, Allison Chen, and Ahsaan Rizvi have taken initiative to share their knowledge and experiences with the DFA network and beyond. Tristan Sokol, Northwestern ‘13, joined a panel of three other talented innovators to speak to DFAers, alumni, and friends … Read More

DFA Fellowship Applications are NOW OPEN!

DFA Fellowship Applications are NOW OPEN!

March 15, 2017

For the 7th year in a row, we are proud to announce the DFA Fellowship. Fellows are core to the National team and help execute DFA’s mission to train the next generation of social innovators. If you’re a passionate, flexible, and iterative human-centered designer ready to make your mark on a social impact organization, we want … Read More

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