Porcelynne's Design Institute (PDI) envisions a community of self sustained business leaders and design innovators. Education and specialized job training prepares students to flourish as future leaders, increasing job retention and inspiring job creators. PDI supports and encourages domestic apparel manufacturing by developing small businesses in the fashion design industry and utilizing local economic resources. Our goals are to instill critical thinking and problem solving skills in the development of design ideas and business ownership. We dream of bringing a sustainable manufacturing industry home, to invigorate the downtrodden communities within the Inland Empire.
Our mission is to empower and promote human development in adults and youth within the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside, focusing our outreach to underserved communities. By providing marketable skills, training and education in art and entrepreneurship, we strive to create financially self-sufficient adults and create an artistic outlet for youth expression and personal growth.