Since 2010, Designlab Miami has been offering classes to young and old, to schools and individuals, and assisting numerous fashion projects.
DesignLab Give was born in 2017, when Angie Cohen, the founder of DesignLab Miami shared her vision with a few of her adult students:
“My dream is to GIVE these classes to the women who need it and don’t know that they can have it”
Sharing her vision, Paula Villamizar, one of her students at the time, took the dream to another level by creating the non-profit organization. Soon enough, other team members joined. This group of culturally diverse women, realized that other women both regionally and globally have neglected potential by living in socially challenged situations that don’t come by choice.
The golden thread of our organization’s efforts is sparking creativity. We give them potential to realize their creative possibility so they can support themselves in the ever growing challenging economical circumstances.
Our team carefully crafts their learning programs with a focus on dedicated one-on-one approach, providing equipment for creating, a know-how, and ultimately channeling their unique products on the market.
Our aim is simple, to change the cycle of poverty, through creativity for as many women as possible, one person at a time.
With this learned skilled, their communities and families will benefit.
With patience and kindness, we are true change makers.