We Turn Empathy Into Action

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Join other educators helping over 1 million young people worldwide positively impact their communities.

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What is Design for Change?

Our program equips young people to transform empathy into social action through innovative and collaborative experiences. We use a simple four step framework:

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Feel

Empathize
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IMAGINE

Brainstorm
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DO

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Global Goals 

Young people use the 17 Global Goals and the World's Largest Lesson to guide their projects and focus on high impact issues in their community.

What We Do

Choose a pathway to join the DFC movement:

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WORKSHOPS

Experiential workshops introducing educators to design thinking and the DFC methodology.

Time Commitment:
2 hours | 1/2 Day | Full Day


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DESIGN SPRINTS

Brief classroom activities that build empathy around a social issue and introduce design thinking concepts.

Time Commitment:
4 hours


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COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Expert-designed lesson plans and activities that build a custom and immersive design thinking experience.

Time Commitment:
Around 20 hours


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Wondering where to begin?

Contact us and we'll help you get started.

CONTACT US TO GET STARTED
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What do educators think?

I love that my students learned to listen to each other better. They learned to share ideas, carefully critique each other and move forward. It was incredible and I hope they retain these communication and respect qualities for a lifetime.

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Charlene Hitchcock

2nd Gr. Teacher

Washington Elementary School, Sandpoint, ID

At the end of this project, my students were saying things like, "I feel like I can do anything now!", "I want to be a designer!" and, "I never thought I could do this, but I did it and it feels so great!"... things I never imagined I would hear."

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Dana Kinel

Design Technology Teacher

Sunset Ridge Middle School, Hartford, CT

They never wanted to miss a day from the project. They gave up their free time to do more than they had to. They were thinking critically and problem solving. They made a difference in our school community.

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Patti Andreoles

5th Grade Teacher

P.S.135Q The Bellaire School, Queens, NY

Our Global Impact

Design for Change spans 6 continents.

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70

Countries Participating

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30,000+

Student Stories of Change

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10,000+

Teachers Trained

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Awards & Recognition

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