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DSI / Social Design

MFA Design for
Social Innovation

136 W 21st St,
5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 592–2205




Karla Despradel (2017)

“A program that leverages insights from behavioral science, education and design, to help youth in the Dominican Republic stay in school and out of trouble.”

Wealthier With Water

Pragya Mahendru (2017)

“A new subscription model that gives residents of Odisha, India increased access to clean water, building on the work of Spring Health, an existing water delivery service.”

The Community Grounds Project

Michael Raineri (2017)

“Creating a circular economy by transforming spent coffee grounds into a fertilizer product, the sale of which supports local community benefit organizations.”

Time In

Jade Broomfield (2017)

“A program to counteract colorism in elementary schools using mindfulness to break the pattern of discouragement, lack of confidence and stereotyping.”

Hataat (In My Hand)

Tanvi Kareer (2017)

“A system for $2 per day workers in Western India that introduces concepts to help them save money and manage for the future.”

Get to Know

Mohammed Al-Thani (2017)

“In a country reliant on a declining oil industry, a program to open young students’ minds to career opportunities in science and research and connect them to mentors and relevant education.”

Hi, Tide

Andrea Cisneros (2017), Karina Davila (2017), and Marlyn Martinez Marrero (2017)

“An SMS service that helps communities adapt to climate change related problems of sea level rise and tidal flooding.”

Redemption Food

Kendall Murphy (2017)

“A concept that inspires more environmentally sustainable eating habits among the New York metal music community.”

Karaoke Club

Carmen Lopez (2017) and Irene Rojas (2017)

“An alternative space for people who are already taking classes to practice English through music.”

Chinatown Connects

Siqi Liang (2017)

“A community newspaper created by and for Chinese seniors to solve their issues of loneliness and isolation in the United States.”

136 W 21st St,
5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 592–2205