News tagged "human-centered design"

November 6, 2015 / Libby Cole and Michael Gregor

Cultivating collaboration to ensure Detroit Head Start’s successful expansion

The movement to strengthen early childhood education in Detroit is growing, and we are excited to be a part of it. The Southeast Michigan Early Childhood Funders Collaborative engaged us to plan, design, and implement a citywide campaign to boost enrollment in Detroit’s 65 Head Start centers along with our partners from Early Works.
June 10, 2015 / Michael Gregor

Collaborating to help kids succeed in Head Start

Since it was created 50 years ago, Head Start has impacted 32 million children and their families. It’s one of America’s most successful education programs, and uses evidence-based practices while engaging parents in meaningful ways. We helped Detroit Head Start providers begin to build shared communication strategies to recruit more families to enroll in their programs.

February 17, 2015 / Meg Heeres and Nina Bianchi

Newark and Detroit: design and planning exchanges

In the fall of September 2014, we facilitated a design and planning exchange between Newark, New Jersey and Detroit with local residents and key community collaborators focused on place-based design and organizing.
June 25, 2014 / Michael Gregor

Co-design in the classroom

“Are you a scientist?” a student asked me as he walked into the room with his class group. I paused to think in the midst of organizing construction paper and Play-Doh. “Well, sometimes, yes.”