DESIGN IS CHANGE [DECHA] represents a global multidisciplinary research effort of integrated graphic design, devoted to the creation, design, implementation and evaluation of community-based non-profit projects for social change. DECHA supports and trains undergraduate students in research and applied, community-partnered, careers in integrated Graphic Design and Fine Arts. In the year 2000, Prof. Silvia Pease created this project that is now being implemented at Florida International University.
Participants: Giovana Labrador, Ariel Canino, Carlos Spartacus, Carlos Salazar, Maria Dominguez, La-Choy George, Samantha Gonzalez, Yekaterina Lobuzoba, Carolina Radas, Jared Roper, Samantha Hurtado, Valeria Villa, Kimberly Escobar, Tiffany Tejera, Jorge Garcia, Paula Valbuena, Viviana Lopez, Mark Bermudez, Victoria Collado, Javier Granizo, Alberto Solares, Veronica Martinez, Erik Soriano, Jose Ayala, David Marte, Ramon Ernesto Perez, Kimberly Joseph, Samantha Lopez, Stephanie Chock, Daniella Sauberber, Stephen Ellis, Alejandro Perez, Randy Fernandez, Oscar Hernandez, Paola Venturini, Yelisa Pinto, Matthew Escalera, Crystal Rodriguez, Alexander Lozano, Nathalie Sandin, Allen Chacon, Andrew Bowyer, Kelly Toruno, Jennifer Calderon, Monica Platero, Angisel Taveras, Ashley Gonzalez, Jeisa Valle, John Sebastian Perez, Justin Sierra
Non-Profits Collaborations with: Alzheimer's Association, Children's Resources, Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary, Federation of Families Miami, Temporada Social @ Campamento La Llanada con Fe y Alegría, Saving Sage Animal Rescue Foundation, This is the Dog!, Our Kids Of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Greenpeace, PETA, Galactic Youth Foundation, Nonhuman Rights Project, South Florida National Parks Trust, Women's Breast & Heart Initiative, Environmental Defense Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, Health Foundation of South Florida, PIAG Museum, Dream in Green, Camillus House, Wounded Warrior Project, Hope for Miami, American Cancer Society, Human Rights Campaign, The Florida Network of Children's Advocacy Centers, The Nature Conservancy, Humane Society of Greater Miami, Defense for Children, ADAA, NVEEE, C.O.P.S., Zoo Miami, Hands on Miami, Planned Parenthood, OUT Miami, Child's Play Charity, Amigos For Kids, NCAC, The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Miami Dade Animal Services,MakeMIA, Active Minds, Take Stock in Children, Games for change, Dream in Green, Hope, PFlag, Animal Welfare Society, Charity=Water, 826LA