Give Back is crowdspring's way of helping worthy non-profit and charitable causes around the world when those organizations need design help but cannot afford it. For these special projects, no monetary awards will be given and crowdspring will waive all fees. Crowdspring will help each organization post their project. Together, we will collaborate to help those who are less fortunate.
Give Back projects will work just like standard projects, including contracts, wrap-up, notifications, etc.
We will find ways to recognize winning designers in Give Back projects.
We'll also ask the winning designers in Give Back projects to propose other worthy non-profits and charities that can benefit from this program. We hope that in this small way, crowdspring and our community can help non-profits and charities around the world.
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About Your Organization
Literacy Works’ mission is to advance equity by promoting literacy education and the use of clear language. We started in 1995 when a few small literacy organizations on Chicago’s North Side expressed a need for their volunteer tutors to be trained in how to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. Over the years, we have grown to support 50 member organizations with tutor training and professional development for their staff. Dozens more partner organizations call on us to help them develop approaches and materials that will enhance their services for adults with low literacy.
Today, Literacy Works is recognized in Chicago and beyond as a leading expert in adult literacy. Through our network of members and partners, each year we help an estimated 20,000 people receive the resources they need to build their skills and reach their goals.
The focus of this brochure is on Literacy Works' new division, Clear Language Lab. The Lab provides training and consulting services to organizations across sectors to help them best serve adults with low literacy skills. Our trainings cover a variety of best practices around plain language use. We also review, revise and consult on public-facing materials to make the information accessible to people at all reading levels. Examples of target audiences include healthcare providers, legal aid organizations, social services, and civic organizations, such as problem solving courts and election boards
Here's a bit more about our organization:
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Watch the following video to learn who Literacy Works serves and how a literacy education can change a life:
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Cover with logo, name: Clear Language Lab, a division of Literacy Works, and the tag line "Information is Power". Inside a summary of the work done by Clear Language Lab, sample list of clients, before and after example of materials revision. Back side testimonials and contact info.
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Impact, Equity, Effectiveness
Sleek. Easy to read "white space." Colorful. Don't want to see too many words, crowded, too many fonts...I am attaching our current one-pager, and do not want it to look like that!
It would be great if this could be done in a file that we would be able to edit, as this is still a new initiative for us and we are still working on the language we are using to describe the Lab, and if we get a high-profile client we'd like to be able to add that name to the client list.