GWupstart Social Innovation Design Workshops

Last date was Sunday, October 25th, 2020 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (ET)


The GWupstart program at the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement & Public Service presents the fall social innovation design workshops. These virtual workshops will focus on designing creative solutions to address the specific social issue for that session. Every session will cover the following: 

  • background overview of the social issue at hand 

  • active focus on ideation and design phases of the design thinking framework to create solutions, 

  • importance of relationship building with community members 

  • funding opportunities for student innovation projects 

As attendees navigate these areas, they will also be encouraged to assess how the intersections of identity markers affect the way the social issue is addressed within different communities in order to promote equity in our diverse democracy.

Public Health Session - Wednesday, October 7th
5:30pm - 6:30pm EST

Education Session - Sunday, October 25th
4:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Sustainability Session - Wednesday, October 21st 
5:00pm - 6:00pm EST

The Office of Sustainability and GWupstart
 invite you to join us in developing 
community solutions to address environmental concerns in our communities. At this design workshop we will bring together thought leaders and changemakers to brainstorm solutions and analyze how we can address sustainability in order to foster a more inclusive and equitable community. Dr. Namaal De Silva will be providing a background overview of sustainability issues. We will also be designing solutions alongside the community experts.

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