Design for America (DFA) is an award-winning nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design to create local and social impact. We teach human centered design to young adults as they work with community partners through extra-curricular, university-based, student-led design studios tackling national challenges in the areas of education, health, economy and environment. Founded as a small group of students and faculty at Northwestern University in 2009, as of spring 2014 we have grown to over 600 students among 21 college campuses across the US. We continue to expand every year pursuing the mission of creating a pipeline of leaders of innovation and impact through the implementation of DFA projects. We are generously supported by Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, the Segal Design Institute, and our sponsors.