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

DFA Fellowship Applications are NOW OPEN!

March 15, 2017DFA Behind the Scenes, Opportunities

For the 7th year in a row, we are proud to announce the DFA Fellowship. Fellows are core to the National team and help execute DFA’s mission to train the next generation of social innovators. If you’re a passionate, flexible, and iterative human-centered designer ready to make your mark on a social impact organization, we want … Read More

#DFAintheBay: Designing for Change and Doing Good

March 7, 2017Alumni, Fun, Ideas, Meetup, Opportunities

How can we design in the face of change and uncertainty? On February 22nd, four talented innovators lent their perspectives on designing for change to 118 DFAlumni, students, and like-minded professionals, uniting the spirit of the DFA network. The first-of-its-kind event focused on the topic of navigating ambiguity in one’s career and personal life. Guests … Read More

Announcing Summer Internships with DFA!

January 26, 2017DFA Behind the Scenes, Opportunities

DFA is excited to announce that applications for Summer 2017 internship positions at DFA National are now open! The future will be built by leaders that use empathetic understanding and bold action. We are seeking three exceptional DFAers to help execute Design for America’s vision with our award winning design, leadership, and social impact trainings. … Read More

DFA and Medline Partner to Innovate Independent Mobility for Older Adults

January 18, 2017Health, Leadership, Opportunities, Presentation, Prototype

Design for America partnered to tackle mobility problems among older adults with Medline Industries, the largest privately owned medical manufacturing company in the US. Excited about the social innovations they could design for the elderly community, DFA teams from across the country gathered at Medline Headquarters in Northfield, IL to present solutions that tackle mobility … Read More

DFA Partners with the James Dyson Foundation!

May 6, 2015Implement, Opportunities

We are excited to announce our new partnership with the James Dyson Foundation! About the Dyson Foundation (JDF)  JDF wants to inspire the next generation of designers and engineers.  Aligning with DFA’s mission and values, they encourage young people to try new things, learn through building and solve big problems.