DFAers Take London to Learn About Improving Quality of Life

November 7, 2017Discovery, Learning, Sponsors

What better way to share how DFA shapes college students into social innovators than by attending Sodexo’s Quality of Life summit in London? Sodexo believes that quality of life is central to a user’s experience in the environments that their company creates. The bi-annual summit held this past October was an international event for people … Read More

Leadership Studio 2017 Highlights Urban Accessibility

July 10, 2017Leadership, Learning, Northwestern, Opportunities, Sponsors

Design for America is excited to introduce the 7th annual Leadership Studio! Leadership Studio is the signature, 5-day design sprint and leadership conference designed to prepare innovative student leaders for success in the upcoming year. This year, 100+ students from 35+ universities will come together at Northwestern from August 3-7 to tackle a social challenge … Read More

Welcoming Interns for Summer 2017!

June 22, 2017DFA Behind the Scenes, Learning, Profiles, Purdue, U Illinois

Say hello to 3 exceptional additions to the DFA team for the summer! DFA Interns will spend all summer practicing human-centered design at the organization level, supporting national design education programs, and growing their DFAmily network. We are so excited for them to gain experience planning and executing our annual large-scale design and leadership event … Read More

What happens at #DFALS17? It’s Endless

June 20, 2017Design, Leadership, Learning, Opportunities

Why attend DFALS17? Grow your studio on campus. Develop your skills as a leader. Practice the design process in interdisciplinary teams. Work with community members to design solutions to social challenges. Make new friends from all over the country. Hear from top social innovators about how they make positive change in their own communities. Unlock … Read More

#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