Change Starts With You

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Join a global movement of young people and educators using
design thinking for social impact.

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What is Design for Change?

Design for Change is a global movement of educators and young people using a simple design thinking framework to create social impact.

The Design for Change Framework

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Feel

Empathize
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IMAGINE

Brainstorm
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DO

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Global Goals 

DFC has partnered with the World’s Largest Lesson to address the 17 Global Goals as determined by the United Nations. To learn more, click here.

Get Started

Select one of the pathways below and join the DFC global movement

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Organize an experiential workshop for educators in your community to introduce the Design for Change methodology.

Time Commitment:
1/2 Day | Full Day

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RECOMMENDED

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DESIGN
SPRINTS

Implement quick, challenge-based activities that offer a fun, fresh and exciting way to introduce the Design for Change methodology.

Time Commitment:
4 hours

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COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Using expert-designed lesson plans and activities, build a customized learning experience for your students.

Time Commitment:
8-10 weeks

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Wondering where to begin?

Contact us and we'll help you get started.

CONTACT US
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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 has a global footprint spanning 6 continents.

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70

Countries

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28,550

Student Stories of Change

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67,000

Teachers

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Awards & Recognition

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