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What is the role of creative problem solving and entrepreneurial thinking in advocating for inclusive and equitable communities?

Using Creative Reaction Lab's Equity-Centered Design Process, students, activists, nonprofit leaders, designers, artists, and the common person alike can develop innovative and impactful approaches challenging systemic issues. Apply co-creation and power-sharing methods highlighting civic leadership and community engagement to challenge real-world issues

Why should you bring a Dialogue & Action program to your school, company, or community?

  1. Transform ideas into actions by developing community-led approaches to current company, school, or community challenges
  2. Learn about the equity-centered community design process
  3. Cultivate creative leadership and new community relationships
  4. Understand the role of diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility in community engagement
  5. Provide real-world professional development to Black and Latinx youth that are part of Creative Reaction Lab’s Community Design Apprenticeship Program.

Program Offerings

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dialogue & action workshops

Bring together your team to learn the basics of social innovation and community engagement to create systemic change. After the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Define key terms such as diversity, inclusion, equity, design, and social innovation.

  • Understand the basic principles of equity-centered community design through a group project based on urban challenges such as (but not limited to): gun violence, racism, sexism, and poverty.

Workshops are available between 1.5 and 8 hours.

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Youth Strategy & Equity Design Consulting

Develop a new program or strategic plan through our Youth Strategy & Equity Design Consulting Program to integrate youth and community engagement, creative problem solving, and inclusive practices at your company or within your community. Examples include:

  • Exhibitions focused on youth participation and equity-centered community design.

  • Workshops designed to bring workers together and embrace their differences.

  • Curriculum revisions to include topics around diversity, inclusion, and equity.