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

Farewell to Fellows 2015

August 26, 2015By MediaInternDFA 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

Farewell to Sami!

July 16, 2015By saminDFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Profiles

Dear DFA Community, After five years of dedicated service we would like to share that in mid-August Sami Nerenberg will be stepping down from her role as DFA’s Associate Director. She will be moving back to California where she is from to be closer to her family. In the spirit of DFA, she has accepted … Read More

Welcome Fellows 2015!

July 8, 2015By saminDFA Behind the Scenes, Profiles

DFA is excited to share that we have two stellar new Fellows joining us for 2015-2016. Design for America Fellows help to develop and deliver human centered design learning materials to DFA members to empower students to create local and social change in our communities. Please join us in welcoming Allison and Catherine and learn … Read More