DFA Project Gallery 2015

February 3, 2016By Allison ChenMiscellaneous

In Fall 2015, DFAers across the country worked on meaningful, local, and scalable projects that ranged from inspiring low-income middle students to pursue their interests to combating loneliness in the elderly community. Overall we had:   Check out the full range of work on our project gallery on facebook and read more about the inspirational … Read More

Welcome Rebecca Breuer, Our New Senior Director!

January 15, 2016By Allison ChenDFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership

Kellogg alum, fundraiser, pragmatic strategist and food-lover, Rebecca Breuer, joined our award-winning network of studios January 11th, bringing with her over 25 years of experience. As our organization enters a new stage, Rebecca will lead our national network of 9000+ members, mentors, partners, and fans at 29 university-based studios to strengthen and expand the impact … Read More

Pair Eyewear Wraps Up Startup Incubator ‘Cardinal Ventures’ at DFA Stanford

January 11, 2016By Allison ChenDesign Phase, Implement, Opportunities, Stanford

Today, about 1 in 10 pre-schoolers already have vision problems that will affect their ability to learn. However, at this young age most children don’t know what glasses do or that they have poor eyesight. A team of DFA students at Stanford have made it their mission to make the eyesight experience delightful for children … Read More

Decreasing the Dangers of Distracted or Drowsy Driving with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

January 5, 2016By Allison ChenDesign, Leadership, Presentation, Studios

This fall, Design for America and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles partnered for a third year in a row to tackle reducing the dangers of distracted or drowsy driving! Five interdisciplinary teams from Michigan State University, NYU, Duke, Northwestern, and Case Western Reserve University worked to design solutions focusing on keeping teen drivers and shift workers safe … Read More