Who Can Participate

Design Ignites Change invites participation in a variety of ways from:

Higher Education

Design Ignites Change welcomes colleges and universities whose students are engaged in socially relevant design projects. Participation gives institutions the opportunity to showcase work and related curriculum on the website to gain wider public visibility for the students and the school.

Colleges and universities that do not have an existing curriculum addressing social change solutions can use Design Ignites Change to create a platform for implementing one. In addition to curriculum building, the program can be used to initiate cross-departmental projects, alumni outreach, engagement with the community, showcasing students to potential employers and more.

Higher education institutions are also invited to support underserved high school students through the Design Ignites Change mentoring initiatives, Create! Don’t Hate. and School: by Design

Projects that meet the guidelines are eligible for a Design Ignites Change award.

Note to students: if you would like your school to participate you must have a teacher, advisor or school administrator register your college or university in the program.

Creative Professionals & Mentoring Organizations

Creative professionals and youth-mentoring organizations are invited to work with underserved high school students. The program can be used with independently developed mentoring projects or the self-guided Design Ignites Change mentoring initiatives, Create! Don’t Hate. and School: by Design

Projects that meet the guidelines are eligible for a Design Ignites Change award.

High Schools & Youth Groups

If your high school or youth group is interested in participating, contact Worldstudio, the program organizers. In all cases, a Design Ignites Change project must be initiated by a professional, college or mentoring organization, which then works with the high school or youth group. Depending on your location, we may be able to connect you with a local mentoring organization.

Corporations & Foundations

Design Ignites Change would not be possible without the generous support of our partners. To maintain and expand the program, Worldstudio, the program organizers, are actively seeking additional support. Worldstudio believes in mutually beneficial relationships and will work closely with you to create unique and “ownable” enhancements crafted to reflect your marketing objectives.