Design Talks
Journey to Impact: Empowering Young People in Today's Creative Economy

  • What this is

    Conversations that highlight how design shapes the region, with opportunities to learn from designers firsthand.

  • When & Where

    • Sep 24: 10am

    Mixed Grounds Coffee
    2920 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92102
  • Tags

    Education, Urban, Research, Experience, Entrepreneurship
Design Talks
Journey to Impact: Empowering Young People in Today's Creative Economy

Dreams & Ducats presents its third installment of “Journey To Impact”, a youth conversation event series designed to elevate the voice and lived experiences of young people.

Come build community and hold space with young creatives at this 45-minute, live youth-led discussion panel event as we explore and examine employment access, entrepreneurship, opportunity, and equity among youth in San Diego’s creative economy.

Together we’ll celebrate youth stories and honor their journey as they continue to hone their talents, navigate the economic climate, and (re)claim the power of their creativity to design a life that they love and live well.

Register now and support our next generation of young creatives!


  • Dreams & Ducats pop up
  • Specialty Coffee by Mixed Grounds

$10 Suggested Donation. All proceeds will benefit the Dreams & Ducats “Zero Distance Creative Entrepreneurship Scholarship” fund.

This event is presented in partnership with The Holyfield and Heron Hues.

About the hosts

Dreams & Ducats

Dreams & Ducats creates space and learning experiences designed to help youth harness their creative and economic power, build community, and prepare for life and success beyond academics.

Dreams & Ducats is a youth development, community-based 501c(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Ramel J Wallace

Ramel J Wallace is currently on the Board at the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art as an active community member, and contributor. His mission to represent the unspoken has led him to speak at BAM, Creative Mornings, USD, UCSD, SDSU, A Reason to Survive (ARTS), David's Harp Foundation, and other institutions on how to use art as a form of social activism and therapy.