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Artists For Humanity

September 11, 2017
Artists For Humanity’s (AFH) mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self- sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. Our mission is built on twin philosophies: Engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people and their communities.


August 25, 2017
OUR MISSION: Improve health and livelihoods among disadvantaged youth WHAT WE DO: YLabs designs programs that address the key health challenges facing disadvantaged youth (10-24 years). HOW: We help governments and local organizations design, evaluate and scale new ways to improve young people’s health and economic futures.

Open Architecture Collaborative

July 6, 2016
The Open Architecture Collaborative is the platform for bringing together under resourced communities and architectural designers to actualize their full potential through positive action. The international network provides organizational support, individual trainings and resources, and a global network platform for community focused, volunteer design chapters.

Sesame Workshop

March 4, 2015
Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit educational organization making a meaningful difference in the lives of children worldwide by addressing their critical developmental needs.

Collective Impact Forum

March 4, 2015
The Collective Impact Forum exists to support the efforts of those who are practicing collective impact in the field.

Open Hand Studio

March 4, 2015
Open Hand Studio provides pro bono design services to excluded populations in order to emphasize the social benefits of innovative design thinking. The studio connects individuals to pro bono public interest design organizations, organizes outreach and assesses the effectiveness of pro bono projects.

Amatullo, Mariana

March 4, 2015
Mariana Amatullo is co-founder and director of Designmatters, a college-wide, interdisciplinary, global design service initiative of the Art Center College of Design.

Casey, Valeria

March 4, 2015
Valerie Casey is founder and executive director of The Designer’s Accord, a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders committed to positive environmental and social impact.

Kuany, Michael

March 4, 2015
Michael Kuany is founder and president of Rebuild Sudan, focused on building a primary school prototype for Sudanese refugee children in the hopes of improving literacy rates and promoting equality.

Center for New Community

March 4, 2015
The Center for New Community (CNC) was established in 1995 by a group of religious leaders and community organizers to address the nation’s most intractable social, economic, and racial injustices.

March 4, 2015 is principally a blog about a growing movement at the intersection of design and service. It has grown into a series of books, events, and exhibitions as well as the creation of new organizations and collaborations.

Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation

March 4, 2015
The Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation are a non-profit working to connect Saint Paul's people, places and neighborhoods to the Mississippi River.

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