My name is Rajee Shah and I am the VP of Professional Outreach for Design for America at UIUC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and RSO. We tackle social challenges in our community by using the human-centered design process. We are looking forward to facilitating new projects this semester that involve amplifying local entrepreneurs & changemakers, analyzing systemic forms of racialized design, systems thinking with Map the System, and creating culturally sensitive material and an app for breastfeeding moms.
ADesign for America is committed to having diverse, interdisciplinary teams of different backgrounds to provide good solutions. We believe students in the School of Social Work are capable of making a great impact through DFA and would love to have their strengths contribute to our community work. Our Fall 2020 recruitment week is happening virtually from 8/25 - 9/5 with applications due on 9/6. Our interest form is here. Our next info night will be on Monday, August 31st at 6 PM CST. I have attached a flyer that details information about our upcoming events that we think students will be interested in.