#DFALS17 Registration Now Open!

April 14, 2017Education, Fun, Leadership, Learning

Leadership Studio 2017 is now open for registration! Over 130 students will join DFAlumni, community members, and experts at Northwestern on August 3 – 7 to learn and practice the DFA design process while building empathy and gaining leadership skills. Leadership Studio is a training experience unlike any other. It is a 5-day design sprint … Read More

One Last Stack of Post-Its from Stacy Klingbeil

April 13, 2017DFA Behind the Scenes, Learning

DFA writes with a bittersweet update. After almost three years, Stacy Klingbeil is leaving her role as DFA program manager and service designer. Going forward, Stacy will continue to help organizations build their design capacity, create new products and services, and strengthen their impact. Stacy will always be a special member of the DFAmily. We … Read More

The James Dyson Award is Now Open!

March 30, 2017Education, Ideas, Prototype

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the James Dyson Award, an international award that celebrates, encourages, and inspires the next generation of design engineers.  The James Dyson Award is an incredible opportunity for students and alumni to take action in solving problems in our world. Design for America has once … Read More

Celebrating #DFAlumni

March 17, 2017Alumni, Meetup

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!

March 15, 2017DFA Behind the Scenes, Opportunities

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

#DFAintheBay: Designing for Change and Doing Good

March 7, 2017Alumni, Fun, Ideas, Meetup, Opportunities

How can we design in the face of change and uncertainty? On February 22nd, four talented innovators lent their perspectives on designing for change to 118 DFAlumni, students, and like-minded professionals, uniting the spirit of the DFA network. The first-of-its-kind event focused on the topic of navigating ambiguity in one’s career and personal life. Guests … Read More

Announcing Summer Internships with DFA!

January 26, 2017DFA Behind the Scenes, Opportunities

DFA is excited to announce that applications for Summer 2017 internship positions at DFA National are now open! The future will be built by leaders that use empathetic understanding and bold action. We are seeking three exceptional DFAers to help execute Design for America’s vision with our award winning design, leadership, and social impact trainings. … Read More