EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF DESIGN EDUCATION
Our vision for 2020 and beyond is to design-build a best of class design Center to house our brilliant students and staff and our design education initiatives. A place where artists can dream, express themselves, and experience the beauty of breath of the design community. Our goal is to raise 8 million to build the school.
To develop Osmosis Design Center that will be a hub where Osmosis staff, design mentors on the South Side of Chicago where students of color can share learn and share their experiences in the world of design.
Age: Kids, Teen, and Adults
Gender: Male, Female & Non-Binary
Education: Grammar School, High School, College, and Professional
Ethnicity: African American, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, and other
Location: Chicagoland area
DESIGN EDUCATION FOR UNDERSERVED MINORITY YOUTH
Osmosis Design Education Initiative TM (also known as Project Osmosis) was established as a not-for-profit organization to further “design education for underserved minority youth.” Today, Project Osmosis is devoted to preserving and promoting the enduring achievements of both professional designers and mentoring the talents of our youth. The Project Osmosis philosophical principles are expressed in three words: dreams, self-expression and community. Project Osmosis believes that dreams come true, self-expression matters and our communities will benefit from our youth’s creativity. Osmosis Design Education Initiative provides a unique understanding and appreciation of visual arts. Areas of focus include: graphic design, multimedia, urban design, Industrial design, architecture, fashion design, and interior design.
in scholarships and awards to the young creatives in our programs
For more than 20 years, we have helped 10,000+ youth in Chicago who lacked resources to explore careers in design.
have worked with.
“Osmosis has taught me about self branding and brand awareness and how I as a person have creative power”
“My role with Osmosis helped me to become a more strategic thinker. Osmosis has helped me develop my career as a design professional.”
Only 3% of graphic designers in the U.S. are African American. — 2019 AIGA/Google Design Census
Project Osmosis —a 501c3 nonprofit— needs your support to serve more young people and continue providing them with the programs, mentoring, tools and funding for them to pursue their creative dreams—and find hope in their future.
Our mission is to create a legacy for the next generation of designers of color and to provide them with a safe space to develop their creative gifts and skills.
Help us grow our impact and transform the life of a young creative by making a tax-deductible donation to Osmosis today!