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Check out our video from Design to Better [Our Community] Summer Academy's 2018 cohort.


Join the Team

Nurture the next generation of Equity Designers and civic leaders.


In Creative Reaction Lab’s Design to Better [Our Community] programs, Black and Latinx local high school students interested in entrepreneurship, creativity, community development, and design gain hands-on experience in making change in their community and fighting for racial justice through design.

Through the intensive program, participants will explore Black and Latinx history and current events and racial and economic disparities, that impact on their daily lives, and the power of community engagement Then, participants will collaborate with local residents to come up with ideas to address an issue in the community and to make those ideas happen in reality.

Interested in working with us in any of our cohorts in 2019?

Ted J. Gatlin Jr.

Program Manager




Are you or do you have a High School student who would be interested in being an Equity Designer in their city?

Youth Participants will:

  • Build your college application

  • Receive Community Service/Service Learning Hours

  • Receive Funding to Launch your idea

  • Learn more about careers in entrepreneurship, design, activism/community organizing, politics, public health, history, sociology, and urban planning