Supporting a youth-serving agency when COVID forced everyone to move online

The Challenge Coronavirus temporarily shut the doors of West End House Boys and Girls Club. As many schools and agencies serving young people posted lists of at-home activities people could do at home, West End House wanted to create something more interactive for youth and more responsive to the needs of families. They had aContinue reading “Supporting a youth-serving agency when COVID forced everyone to move online”

Portfolio: Feature Story for the City of Cambridge

The Challenge I was busy and on a deadline to meet the publication schedule for the City’s magazine-style publication, The Cambridge Life. We had beautiful photographs taken by Bethany Versoy, and I wanted to capture the spirit of the award-winning fine arts programs at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. I had some names of highContinue reading “Portfolio: Feature Story for the City of Cambridge”

Portfolio: Outreach to Build the Cambridge SE-PAC

The Challenge All Massachusetts school districts are required to support development of an advisory group composed of special education parents, known as a SE-PAC. The Cambridge School Committee had voted to create a paid staff position to support the activities of this group, including organizing workshops and meetings and conducting outreach for mutual support andContinue reading “Portfolio: Outreach to Build the Cambridge SE-PAC”

Portfolio: Campaign Package for “Coach’s Campaign”

The Challenge Thanks to good management and sound governance, Cunningham Children’s Home had successfully built two brand new buildings for children and youth with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities in Urbana, Illinois. Both had been made possible through generous support from United Methodist Women across the state, whose faith inspired them to heed the wordsContinue reading “Portfolio: Campaign Package for “Coach’s Campaign””

Portfolio: New Logo & Branding for Cunningham Children’s Home

The Challenge Cunningham Children’s Home, a therapeutic treatment, child welfare and special education agency in West Central Illinois, needed a new logo. The existing logo and color palette did not tell our story and did nothing to convey our mission and work. With help from a talented graphic designer, I led a consultative stakeholder processContinue reading “Portfolio: New Logo & Branding for Cunningham Children’s Home”