Barnard/Columbia Design for America (DFA) is part of a national network of passionate young thinkers and activists revolutionizing the way college students engage with and improve the world around us. We are moving beyond the classroom to harness the next generation of American social entrepreneurs, using our energy and resources as college students to design and implement local, sustainable projects with the potential for national impact.

Community Partners

We partner with local organizations in NYC to have a greater understanding of our community. These community partners work with us to implement the best projects possible. Click here to keep up to date with information about becoming a community partner.

Human-centered Design

We utilize a process called human-centered design. This process focuses heavily on our users, making sure our designs are the most effective for the situation.

Professional Network

We maintain a strong network of professionals and companies we utilize to make our solutions as effective as possible. To keep to date on information regarding mentorship and partnership, click here.

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