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We are a nimble learning institute that facilitates Chicago-based public workshops on social & equitable design.


As a social impact professional in philanthropy, nonprofit, government, CSR, community leadership, or social enterprise — you will:

Build capacity in design centered in and applied for social & equitable impact.

Train your mind to view old ideas and paradigms in a new light.

Learn how to think creatively and unconventionally to get unstuck on problems of all kinds.

Practice developing a skillset to be strategically nimble & intentionally co-creative.

Adopt approaches to social & equitable impact design to take back to your organization to help you and your work be more equity, community, & human-centered with external clients / community stakeholders and internal staff.




…Design for…


…Social + Equitable Impact.


“I’ve long been wanting to learn concepts of human centered design with a focus on social and equitable impact. Alvin presented the material in a way that was straightforward and easy to understand. I look forward to applying the framework he shared with us to the complex challenges that I am working to address.”

-Arianna Cisneros, W.K. Kellogg Foundation