What We Do
We are passionate about co-creating learning experiences--both inside and outside the classroom--to inspire agency and awe in others. Some of the work we do involves creating gallery spaces on relevant issues, designing curriculum around issues that matter to students, bridging the gap between local experts and students, and generating a community network of like-minded individuals.
AmpLAfy hosts and designs monthly events that bring diverse perspectives together and fosters collaboration among disparate fields. Dinners, gallery exhibitions, and art/craft workshops are just some of the many events that AmpLAfy has created to bring people together, and build a network of dreamers and doers.
AmpLAfy networks with local organizations to build partnerships and bring more authentic learning experiences into the classroom.
AmpLAfy hosts workshops on design thinking for educators and non-educators alike. Workshops build participants’ capacity to engage and the design process and can either focus on a specific problem/skill or provide a holistic overview of the process from beginning to end.
AmpLAfy works closely with educators of all stripes to bring relevant, standards-based, and real-world learning within the classroom. We work with interested educators to plan and integrate human centered design thinking into the curriculum.
Julia Thompson, Nanami Sunaga, and Allison Wong are collaborators from three different fields: entertainment, design, and education. They believe that change happens at the intersection of purpose and collaboration. They met at an art education conference at the Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts in 2017, and have been collaborating ever since. AmpLAfy seeks to bring human-centered design practices into education and beyond.