our vision

we’re building a more beautiful civil society for all

we believe the best and fastest way to scale positive social change is through public-serving institutions

Watch the video of Project Re:form to see what compassionate public services can look like

institutions can be sites of innovation that embrace compassion and efficiency in equal measure

there is no solving the world’s hardest problems without governments and institutions that really work for people

— Tara McGuinnessSenior Advisor at New America

institutions are a platform for public life

With deep foundations and extensive infrastructure, institutions can support all of us throughout our lives. We help institutions examine their complexities and embrace their strengths to function as forces for good.

why institutions

we are working to improve one billion lives

Civilla is a non-profit design studio working alongside institutional leaders to make people’s lives better by transforming our systems at scale.

about us

how we work

Change isn’t easy, but it is possible. We work alongside leaders to improve institutions through human-centered design.

our services

be a changemaker

We’re part of a humans-first movement. See how you can create meaningful change with our library of actionable tools and online courses.

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