This toolkit takes you step by step in demonstrating how the design process can lead to meaningful innovation in your community. Designing for change in a community does not fall solely on the shoulders of political leaders or professional designers but can be initiated and led by youth and everyday citizens. Our hope is that this framework will give you the tools to be an agent of change in your community.

The toolkit is available for free in both English and Spanish.

Download a PDF of the full toolkit in English (600 KB).

Download a PDF of the full toolkit in Spanish (600 KB).

The Designing for Change Toolkit is made possible with major support from Smithsonian Youth Access Grants for Youth Innovation in Rural America .