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Seeing is believing.

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.

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10,000+
students in the USA have changed their community in a positive way through Design for Change
91%
of teachers surveyed report that DFC increased students' self-motivation to complete tasks and persist through obstacles
91%
surveyed report that DFC increased students' empathy for the experiences of others
89%
surveyed report that DFC increased students' engagement with problem-solving for their schools or communities*

Our 2019 Ambassador Teams Have Been Announced!

Learn more about their projects and their upcoming trip to Rome, Italy!

VIEW THE TOP 2019 PROJECTS

Top Stories From 2019

More Stories of Change...


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2018 Ambassador Team

"SUDS4SOCIETY"

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

Queens, New York, NY
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2017 Ambassador Team

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

By Washington Elementary

Sandpoint, ID
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2016 Ambassador Team

"Supporting Refugees in Our Community"

By Exploris School

Raleigh, NC
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2015 Ambassador Team

"Starfish Program"

By John Winthrop School (City Year)

Dorchester, MA
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2014 Ambassador Team

"Trap Houses"

By Charles Rice Learning Center (ACU)

Dallas, TX
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2013 Ambassador Team

"Crazy Horse School"

By The Crazy Horse School (TFA)

Pine Ridge, SD