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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.


March 9, 2015
Converge:Exchange is at once a platform, a moment, and a place that stimulates connections between communities, activists and practitioners in Chicago who use design-thinking in their work.


March 6, 2015
Hyperakt utilizes branding, information design and interactive storytelling to help socially minded organizations and businesses connect with individuals on an engaging and meaningful level. Hyperakt helps its clients express their revolutionary ideas to the world.


March 4, 2015
Worldstudio is an innovative strategy and communications firm that builds bridges between clients and communities to enable positive social change.

Social Impact Studios

March 4, 2015
Social Impact Studios is a place for creative people who want to make positive social change with their talents, skills and hard work. They find collaborative opportunities for visual designers, organizers, artists, photographers, writers, painters, fabricators, and canvassers.

Sustainable Cities Design Academy

March 4, 2015
The Sustainable Cities Design Academy supports and advances good sustainable design practices.

Center for Civic Media

March 4, 2015
The Center for Civic Media uses journalism in an innovative, collaborative way in order to support community engagement and pressing current issues.

New Voice Fellowship (not yet public)

March 4, 2015
The New Voices Fellowships encourages development experts from the developing world to share their perspectives and innovations. Through developing social media, communication and leadership skills, Fellows are able to elevate their message and better contribute to the global development discussion.

Detroit Stories

March 4, 2015
This digital archive contains stories that are honest revelations and heartfelt recollections.  These are the stories of real people living and working in the City.  

Firebelly Design

March 4, 2015
Firebelly designs communication tools that encourage positive social engagement and connection. Firebelly focuses on brand strategy, community development, digital experience and social design.

Truth Studio

March 4, 2015
TRUTHstudio seek questions that shift perspectives and reveal new paths of inquiry. 

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