Since 2010, Community Tech has provided web site development and tech support for a variety of community organizations, including many leading the charge for social justice in Boston, New England, and nationwide.
"Boston Staffing Alliance delivers skilled workers to New England’s top companies. Our associates work with each of our business partners to ensure that their employment needs are met. We offer a diverse, skilled and motivated pool of candidates. BSA develops personalized relationships with all of our employees to best utilize skills and specialties of our candidates. This approach guarantees the best matches for business partners and employees. BSA offers pre- and post-placement supports needed for employees to excel on the job."
Work Done: We developed a web site for Boston Staffing Alliance that would both showcase the staffing agency to businesses as well as allow job seekers to submit their information. The site includes a front-page slideshow, basic information pages, and a page for job seekers to upload their information directly into a Salesforce database.
Visit the Site: http://bostonstaffingalliance.org
"Boston Workers Alliance (BWA) is a community organization led by unemployed and underemployed workers fighting for employment rights.... We fight for social and economic justice by creating and demanding decent jobs for all people who want to work."
Work Done: When an old version of the BWA site got hacked, we upgraded the web site's security while preserving the pages and look of the site. Next, we made the web site more user-friendly, helping add a slideshow and a visual "Programs and Services" menu on the front page, and enhancing the main pages' blog formats to include introductory text. In addition to videos and photos in the "Media" section, the web site also now includes graphical announcements on the left side of the site.
Visit the Site: http://bostonworkersalliance.org
Additional Credits: We adapted the visual design of the original site; the banner and original visual design were created by Jonathan McIntosh, based on the "Caffeine" WordPress theme by Jon Emmons.
"Haymarket People’s Fund is an anti-racist and multi-cultural foundation that is committed to strengthening the movement for social justice in New England. Through grantmaking, fundraising and capacity building, we support grassroots organizations that address the root causes of injustice. Haymarket also organizes to increase sustainable community philanthropy throughout our region."
Work Done: We transferred Haymarket's web site to WordPress to make it easier to keep updated and organized. Staff can upload newsletters, grant information packets, funding dockets, and other files to the web site. The site includes the ability to include slideshows and videos of grantees, and each page includes a donate button and a link to Haymarket People's Fund's Facebook page. For a 35th Anniversary fundraiser "In Arms' Reach", we added a special section of the web site; it included photographs and biographies of speakers and honorees, and it was integrated into Haymarket's donation system.
Visit the Site: http://haymarket.org
Additional Credits: The visual design of the site was adapted from a design by Danielle Sommer.
"The Mission Hill Youth Collaborative is a grassroots coalition of community-based organizations and institutions that promotes the well-being of the neighborhood’s young people and their families through collaborative activities."
Work Done: We transferred the Mission Hill Youth Collaborative's web site to WordPress, making it crisper and more organized, including a redesigned banner based on the original site's graphics. The site includes information about member organizations, and youth leaders in Youth NOISE (a youth component of the Collaborative) have the ability to post blog entries. Staff can easily edit the site, including posting announcements and uploading monthly calendars and annual reports to the site.
Visit the Site: http://missionhillyouthcollaborative.org
Additional Credits: The banner image is a collage of multiple photos; see the web site for credits.
"Youth Way on the MBTA is a campaign for youth transit justice, launched in June 2007. We have a right to public transit we can afford, quality service, safety and respect on the MBTA."
Work Done: We created the web site to prepare for a large publicity drive of the campaign timed around a week of action. The site features a slideshow of campaign photos, embedded videos from Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo, and a listing of events. Each page features upcoming events and integrates a like button and fans from the campaign's Facebook page. Visitors can view past news articles and videos, download reports, complete surveys about their experiences on the MBTA, and sign up for e-mail updates.
Visit the Site: http://youthwayonthembta.org
Additional Credits: The banner image was created by Celina Lee from Alternatives for Community and Environment.