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Stories of Change from Around the Country

Do you believe that... 3rd graders can shut down a drug house? 5th graders can create a pipeline between farmers and food deserts? High school students can increase support for mental health at their school? We do.

At DFC, we not only believe, we have seen what is possible when students are given the tools to drive social change in their community.


Stories of Change from Design for Change USA

In 2018, DFC USA received over 200 projects of change. Each student team identified an issue in their community and used the Feel, Imagine, Do, Share framework to design and implement a solution.

The Story of the 2018 DFC USA Ambassador Team

“SUDS4SOCIETY” By The BellaireSchool (P.S. 135Q), Queens, New York, NY

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In October 2017, the flu was spreading rapidly. Students researched its causes and ways to prevent the flu from spreading.



The flu is both a local and global problem. As such, students chose to address Global Goal #3 - Good Health and Well Being.



Students brainstormed ideas, including the use of surgical masks and hand sanitizer. Ultimately, they developed a campaign to #STOPTHESPREAD through proper hand washing.



Students surveyed their peers to gain insight before moving forward with making and selling soap, as well as educating their community on healthy hygiene.

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2018 Ambassador Team


By The Bellaire School (P.S. 135Q)

Queens, New York, NY

2017 Ambassador Team

"H.O.P.E : Have Only Positive Expectations"

By Washington Elementary

Sandpoint, ID

2016 Ambassador Team

"Supporting Refugees in Our Community"

By Exploris School

Raleigh, NC

2015 Ambassador Team

"Starfish Program"

By John Winthrop School (City Year)

Dorchester, MA

2014 Ambassador Team

"Trap Houses"

By Charles Rice Learning Center (ACU)

Dallas, TX

2013 Ambassador Team

"Crazy Horse School"

By The Crazy Horse School (TFA)

Pine Ridge, SD