At Childish! we take a human-centered approach to designing solutions that confront youth and their communities. We believe that adults and young people are more alike than they are different. We have confidence that just as the needs and desires of individuals are found in the community, so are the solutions. Likewise, we believe that all problems can be solved when we access all of the assets that are available. Accessing these assets often means thinking beyond limitations, policies, and the world as we know it to what could be.
This human-centered approach is not only a perspective but also a process to arriving at lasting solutions which demands that we use creativity to explore all angles of a social problem and every possible option for innovative solutions.
Our human-centered approach is coupled with Collective Impact which is an approach to collaborative work that starts with the premise that no one person or organization can solve any major social problem. To accomplish this work, collaborative efforts meet certain conditions which allow mission alignment with strategies and outcomes and leads to powerful impact. Learn more about collective impact.
Childish! utilizes both human-centered design and collective impact in working with partners.