I came across a few groups today that are doing great work in the field of design, community action and education.
DESIGN 21: Social Design Network’s mission is to inspire social activism through design. They connect people who want to explore ways design can positively impact our many worlds, and who want to create change here, now.
Three guys. One ambulance. 8,000 miles.
Raising money to build three schools where they’re needed most, and empowering kids with the knowledge that creativity can solve anything.
R3 is a collaborative effort to promote sustainable design. Their approach focuses not only on redesigning better things, but on better experiences. (Tom and his group are working with students at Academy of Art University.)