Design Makes Change is a volunteer group of designers, artists, and educators living and working in Chicago. Their mission is to partner with organizations, community leaders, businesses, and education bodies to organize and support a series of annual design competitions to address environmental, social, and infrastructural issues in Chicago. This organization is great example of what design is good for. the company realizes that the industries around the city support us, but also hurt our air, water, and land. Design Makes Change encourages local designers to grasp these challenges within their city and invest through design. Through the design competitions held each year, they are trying to focus on local neighborhoods. “Through a multi-disciplinary focus on the fields of industrial design, graphic design, environmental/space design, interior architecture, and architecture they want to help build cleaner, safer, better neighborhoods in Chicago”. This year they are working on a competition called, The Air We Breathe; The Chicago Clean Air Design Challenge is a regional design competition focusing on two of Chicago’s most affected neighborhoods- Pilsen and Little Village. Design does make change and in this case designers are coming together to make a positive change on our community and land.