Design for Change Opportunity

Join a global network of educators helping over 1 million young people positively impact their communities. We are currently forming our first North Carolina cohort of educators to empower our state’s children to be agents of change.

Design for Change, is a design thinking framework that assists educators in facilitating student-led social projects. When students participate in DFC, they join a coalition of young people around the world saying, I CAN make an impact!

You can join us for five professional development opportunities totaling 1 CEU between January – May 2019. The sessions will be a combination of virtual and in-person workshops for K-12 teachers, youth group leaders, and after-school program mentors/facilitators.

Participation Includes:
– Learning through ten hours of in-person and virtual workshops
– Coaching and mentoring from award winning educators and designers
– Networking with innovative educators and community partners
– Developing a design thinking mindset and toolbox to engage students in creating innovative solutions to complex, real-world problems
– Leading a Design for Change project in your school/community
– Capstone share event including celebrating Design for Change project work in North Carolina.


Cost: $50 (Payments due at February workshop.)

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NC Service-Learning Training, Durham 2013

What is service-learning all about? Is it the fun events, or perhaps the thrill of a successful year under your belt? Well we all may have different answers to that question, but one thing was for sure after our training at North Carolina Central University in Durham the overwhelming response was – the students!!

Exploris 8th Graders Photo

25 education and nonprofit professionals, along with students from Raleigh and Wilmington, joined the NC Service-Learning Training to discuss some great topics throughout the day. Students from Exploris Middle school (pictured above) received certificates of awesomeness, as did Coalition Board Member Beth Scherier’s student from E.A. Laney High School (below).


If you missed this training and would like to catch our next one in Wilmington, check out our Events page! We hope to see you there! Thank you to our hosts North Carolina Central University and our sponsors at State Farm!