A transformative engine for students who seek customized personal development, Design Tribe is an one-year experience for open-minded and action-oriented individuals. 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 and leadership retreats, most tracks offer stipends.
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
We looked around and realized things could be different. In 2017, we dove into a 6-month period of exploration. We surveyed students utilizing Design Thinking methodology, asking them who they are and what they want and need. We started with one big question:
How might we create a culture of experimentation at SF Hillel dedicated to activating a broad range of students to create compelling Jewish experiences for themselves and their peers, to live more intentional lives, all while discovering their best selves?
Through 120 hours of student interviews we gained exciting insights which inspired us to articulate a design challenge and concept that launched our new vehicle for student activation: Design Tribe.
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.
WHICH DESIGN TRIBE TRACK IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Design Tribe is right for you if you:
are looking for an experience and relationships that will take you to your next level.
want to be a part of a cool cohort of unique people, but still get the space to receive personalized coaching.
have passions and ideas that you need help launching.
you want to bring the vibrancy and innovative spirit of San Francisco to your campus experience.
are looking to grow personally, professionally, socially, maybe even spiritually.
you're going to be around for the 2019-2020 academic year.
found yourself nodding to any of the above statements.
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