DFA Fellows 2016!

July 14, 2016By adminDFA 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

Talking Design and Social Impact on Big Shoulders

May 27, 2016By adminDFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Press, Uncategorized

Design for America’s headquarters at Northwestern University, just outside of Chicago, gives us unique access to top leaders in social entrepreneurship and civic technology. We had the pleasure of being interviewed by one of these leaders, Adam Hecktman, for the web series Big Shoulders – which features Chicago’s leaders and drivers of civic technology and … 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

2015’s Strategic Journey with XPLANE

December 28, 2015By Allison ChenDFA 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