Help us with our mission to end systemic racism while giving meaningful experience to those who may not have access to traditional paths of education! The field of design in general is predominantly white; DxH is working specifically to change that.
We pair seasoned professionals with fresh faces and and help launch their careers at no cost, prioritizing designers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. The end product is a market filled with well-trained designers with diverse voices and perspectives who advocate for equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
HOW WE DO IT
DESIGNxHUMANITY is a nonprofit organization providing a tuition-free LX Design Apprenticeship for participants to learn the LX Design trade by partnering with experienced professionals to work on real projects together.
DxH employs a “learn-by-doing” educational experience for the Apprentice. The minimum length of time for an Apprenticeship is six months and can go up to two years for participants who want to hone deep subject matter expertise in LX Design. Apprentices and Mentors will work together on various types of instructional design projects, which currently include a variety of eLearning courses for the United Nations. In addition to providing a free learning experience for Apprentices, the DxH model provides Mentors with opportunities to gain valuable education and leadership experience.
DxH understands that every individual has a different learning style. Instead of a heavily sequenced classroom-based curriculum, direct instruction is fed to Apprentices in the flow of work via Slack. DxH has very specific skills and competencies the Apprentice must master to complete their Apprenticeship, but we do not force the order and cadence of skill acquisition. Instead, Apprentices continue to work on a variety of projects until they reach target competency and can prove that competency through extensive documentation and mapping against our competency framework. DxH revenue, necessary for operating costs, is generated through charitable donations and contracted services, including custom eLearning development, product design, and consulting.
HOW WE WILL USE THE MONEY
100% of funds donated here (less payment processor fees) will go to support the mission. We already have more than 350 volunteers in this program, so funding will go to cover legal, operating costs, skeleton staff to manage volunteers, and technology licensing fees for Mentors and Apprentices. We are grateful for your support!
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