Design 4 Impact (D4i) is a student-led startup that aims to bring more real world problem solving to K-12 education, so that students are inspired to be changemakers in their communities. The driving belief behind D4i is that scaling design-driven impact work— be it service learning, mural painting, volunteering, social innovation, entrepreneurship, design challenges, or internships—is impossible without collaboration between our 3 stakeholder groups: *Schools, **Industry, and ***Community. D4i is only the latest, albeit biggest, step forward in a four-year journey of curriculum development, classes, community building, and events in social innovation education between Avenues and a growing network.





Partners are paired up with real-world companies so that they can help solve their problems. 


We show students how to make an impact and become changemakers in their community. 

Avenues is located at 259 10th Avenue between 25th and 26th streets.

Subway: Take the C/E to 23rd St; the 1 to 23rd or 28th St; or the 7 to 34th St – Hudson Yards.

Bus: Take the M23 to 10th Avenue. 


We provide schools with the necessary tools to conduct social innovation and design thinking.