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: Jose Alaya, Mark Bermudez, Andrew Bowyer, Jennifer Calderon, Christopher Cepede, Ariel Canino, Allen Chacon, Stephanie Chock, Fortunee Cohen-Sechter, Victoria Collado, Maria Dominguez, Stephen Ellis, Matthew Escalera, Kimberly Escobar, Paula Halfond, Oscar Hernandez, Djeffane Ferdinand, Randy Fernandez, Jorge Garcia, La-Choy George, David Gil, Ashley Gonzalez, Samantha Gonzalez, Javier Granizo, Annarosa Guerrero, Samantha Hurtado, Daniela Isaza, Kimberly Joseph, Giovana Labrador, Jorge Moreno Linares, Yekaterina Lobuzoba, Samantha Lopez, Viviana Lopez, Alexander Lozano, David Marte, Emily Otano, Veronica Martinez, Jennifer Nadal, Alejandro Perez, John Sebastian Perez, Ramon Ernesto Perez, Cystal Pimentel, Yelisa Pinto, Monica Platero, Carolina Radas, Crystal Rodriguez, Andres Rojas, Jared Roper, Carlos Salazar, Nathalie Sandin, Daniella Sauberber, Justin Sierra, Alberto Solares, Erik Soriano, Carlos Spartacus, Angisel Taveras, Tiffany Tejera, Kelly Toruno, Paula Valbuena, Jeisa Valle, Paola Venturini, Valeria Villa
Non-Profits Collaborations with: 826LA, Active Minds, ADAA, Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, Amigos For Kids, Animal Welfare Society, Camillus House, Child's Play Charity, Children's Resources, Charity=Water, C.O.P.S., Defense for Children, The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Dream in Green, Environmental Defense Fund, Federation of Families Miami, The Florida Network of Children's Advocacy Centers, Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary, Galactic Youth Foundation, Games for change, Greenpeace, Hands on Miami, Health Foundation of South Florida, Hope for Miami, Humane Society of Greater Miami, Human Rights Campaign, La Llanada con Fe y Alegría, MakeMIA, Miami Dade Animal Services, The Nature Conservancy, NCAC, Nonhuman Rights Project, NVEEE, OUT Miami, Our Kids Of Miami-Dade/Monroe, PETA, PIAG Museum, Planned Parenthood, PFlag, Saving Sage Animal Rescue Foundation, South Florida National Parks Trust, Take Stock in Children, Temporada Social @ Campamento, This is the Dog!, Wildlife Conservation Society, Women's Breast & Heart Initiative, Wounded Warrior Project, Zoo Miami,