Impact!

6 Week Program: July 6 – August 14, 2015

1 Week Program: June 21 – 26, 2015

Program Blog:

Impact! Project Update: Baby As A Second Language

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Laddawan Zannettis understands all too well just how dramatic of a transition new parenthood can be, especially for mothers. This period of time can be even more challenging for the many women who, like Laddawan, experience postpartum anxiety and depression. As a designer looking to leverage her skills for good, she decided that she wanted to tackle this issue head on while in the Impact! Design for Social Change program.

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Mariana

Posted on: May 20, 2015

Mariana Ribeiro doesn’t necessarily suggest that you quit your stable job at a bank right after finishing Impact! Design for Social Change program to launch your own social venture, but that’s what she did and it turned out rather well for her.

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Jason

Posted on: May 20, 2015

Little did Jason van Dyk know at the time, but his final presentation for the 2012 Impact! Design for Social Change program would become a valuable tool that would lead him to raise $40,000 in funding and allow him to see his Big Idea become a reality.

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Tania

Posted on: May 20, 2015

Proving that social change can also be delicious, Tania Jiménez attended Impact! Design for Social Change in 2011 and then returned to her community in Montreal, Canada, empowered with the skills to become a leader in their culinary social entrepreneurship scene.

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Mollie

Posted on: May 12, 2015

Have you ever been frustrated by federal government services? Mollie Ruskin doesn’t want you to give up on our national institutions just yet. As a Designer for the US Digital Service, she’s bringing design to the White House and recruiting the private sector’s most creative minds to join her.

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Impact! Project Update: O-Town Kitchen

Posted on: March 27, 2015

When food donations are close to or at their expiration date, how might soup kitchens prevent food wastage and maximize on these donations to better serve their constituents?

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Mapping Impact Panel Discussion

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Over the past decade there has been a great deal of funding and resources devoted to community-based design work—from architecture and urban planning to graphic and product design—yet there have been far fewer resources devoted to assessing the impacts these projects and initiatives have had on the communities and individuals they claim to affect.

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2014 Impact! Sessions: Free Webinar Series

Posted on: February 3, 2014

Impact! Design for Social Change in collaboration with Design Ignites Change every year present a series of free 30-minute webinars that explore how design-driven ideas for social good are launched. Each session is hosted by Mark Randall, chair of Impact! Design for Social Change and principal of Worldstudio, in conversation with business leaders, creative professionals and […]

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Impact! Projects in NYC Receive Funding for Implementation

Posted on: January 17, 2014

Community outreach projects initiated by former Impact! students are coming alive in Washington Heights and the Bronx, thanks to government grants from New York City’s department of Small Business Services. One module of the Impact! Design for Social Change program challenges student teams to partner with a local New York City non-profit to co-design a […]

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Impact! Sessions: Webinar Archive

Posted on: March 1, 2013

In 2013 and 2014, Impact! Design for Social Change in collaboration with Design Ignites Change presented a series of free 30-minute webinars that explored how design-driven ideas for social good are launched. Each session was hosted by Mark Randall, chair of Impact! Design for Social Change and principal of Worldstudio, in conversation with business leaders, […]

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