Introducing... Design Tribe! A transformative engine for students who seek customized personal development, Design Tribe is an one-year experience for open-minded and action-oriented individuals at SF State. Design Tribe builds a community of diverse students who are thinkers and feelers and gives them the tools and resources to be activated into experimental doers. Design Tribe connects each participant with a mentor to support their ideas, connect them to resources, and unlock their potential. Participants will learn to channel the innovative spirit of San Francisco and create authentic and quality experiences for themselves, their friends, and Hillel community. In addition to personalized mentorship, each participant will receive a professional development scholarship upon graduating from the experience.
Where did this come from? We looked around and realized things could be different. So, we dove into a 6-month period of exploration – utilizing Design Thinking (DT) methodology we asked students who they are and what they want and need. Through over 120 hours of interviews, we gained some pretty interesting insights. Using DT practices, those insights inspired us to articulate Challenge and Concept statements that reflect our present questions and concerns, and reframe them into a vision of what we aim to actualize.
Design Challenge:Create a culture of confident transparency at Hillel at SF State, dedicated to activating an inclusive range of students to create compelling experiences for themselves and their peers, and to live more intentional lives while discovering their best selves, in the process creating Jewish community.
Design Concept:Develop a platform that activates and supports a broadly inclusive range of students to create compelling experiences that help them discover and live as their best selves, and through that create and participate in Jewish community.
Should I do Design Tribe? You’re looking for an experience and relationships that will take you to your next level. You want to be a part of a cool cohort of unique people, and have the space to get personalized coaching and chart your own path. You have passions and ideas that you need help launching, and want to help better connect your college experience to the awesomeness of our amazing city. You’re looking to grow personally, professionally, socially, maybe even spiritually. If you found yourself nodding to any of the above statements, you need Design Tribe.
Applications for Cohort 1 are now closed! Missed the boat, and you're super bummed? Talk to Sasha.
Design Tribe Timeline (Cohort 1) Applications live: April 28th - May 15, 2017 \Design Tribe Cohort Launch: August 15th - 17th 2017 Cohort Wrap-up: May 2018