Farewell to Fellows 2015

August 26, 2015DFA Behind the Scenes, Profiles

Thank you Sarah, Julian, and Brandon! This past year, we’ve had the pleasure of working with DFA Fellows Julian, Sarah, and Brandon to mentor student innovators across the country in applying human-centered design to local and social challenges. As they wrap up their time at DFA and move on to exciting new adventures, we’d like … Read More

Leadership Studio 2015!

August 17, 2015Leadership, Learning

Last weekend, we invited over 90 DFAers from 28 studios across the country to participate in our 5th annual Design for America Leadership Studio! Hosted at Northwestern University, Leadership Studio is a conference that fosters design and leadership skills in DFA student leaders. Over the course of four days, students worked together in interdisciplinary teams … Read More

Jerry the Bear Visits the White House

August 12, 2015Implement, Leadership, Presentation

After being developed at Northwestern University, Jerry the Bear has enjoyed quite a journey. He has won business competitions, met Warren Buffett, helped deliver a TEDx talk, and has improved the lives of countless children who have Type-1 diabetes. Now he can add another milestone to his ever-growing resume: yesterday Jerry the Bear visited President … Read More