JDRF is thrilled to announce a partnership with Snap and the Snap Design Academy.
Started in 2018, Snap’s signature philanthropy program Snap Design Academy is a six-week summer design school that provides exposure, training, and opportunity for 15 underrepresented students from community colleges in Los Angeles. Now a beloved company tradition, the program is annually hosted at Snap HQ during the summer. To date, Snap has graduated 70 students from the Academy and approximately 200 Snap team members have volunteered to support the program in some capacity.
“At Snap, there is a powerful and harmonious relationship between design and engineering,” says Lindsey Heisser, Philanthropy Program Manager at Snap. “It is a top priority to support programs and organizations that promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Design – with an emphasis on providing access to students from underserved communities. By leveraging our team’s talent and our company’s resources to support education, we have an incredible opportunity to empower the next generation of innovators and critical thinkers in the rapidly evolving technology sector.”
After reviewing the Snap filters from a field of 10 talented Snap Design Academy students, the JDRF One Walk and Marketing teams chose a design by Petula Pascall. Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, Petula is a computer science student at SMC with a B.S. in Interaction Design and a 2020 Snap Engineering Scholar. Check out Petula’s work here: seepetulacode.github.io
On One Walk day, participants were encouraged to unlock the brand new Snapchat lens.