DFA Fellows 2016!

July 14, 2016DFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Profiles

DFA National is excited to introduce our two new awesome Fellows joining us for 2016-2017! Design for America Fellows empower a network of 1000+ DFA members to create social change in their local communities and develop and deliver human-centered design learning to our 36 student-run studios. Please join us in welcoming Michelle and Deniz!   … Read More

Welcome Rebecca Breuer, Our New Senior Director!

January 15, 2016DFA 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

2015’s Strategic Journey with XPLANE

December 28, 2015DFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Process

This year, Design for America has been lucky enough to work with XPLANE, a strategic design consultancy in Portland that applies human-centered design principles to drive organizational performance. One of our wonderful alumni Sara Mesing, who co-founded the Case Western Reserve|Cleveland Institute of Art Design for America studio, currently works for XPLANE. In January, Sara … Read More

Design for America Partners with Venture for America!

December 18, 2015DFA Behind the Scenes

We’re proud to announce our partnership with Venture for America, a program that recruits and trains recent college grads to join startups in emerging cities across the country. For many driven DFA students, this is a natural next step to continued learning and hands-on experience in the community. The application process for the Fellowship has … Read More