Literacy Chicago: Literacy Chicago is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the literacy skills of Chicago-area adults and families. Most times the students come so that they can read their prescription bottles or road signs, while others simply want to be able to read to their grandchildren.
In the first public relations course I ever took, we created a communications plan for this organization. One internship and many volunteer hours later, I am the special events coordinator here. Additionally, I proudly serve on the Associate Board and design many marketing tools for the organization. Check out my portfolio for samples of the work Iâ€™ve done for them.
Every Chicagoan opportunities to help the hungry every day. Many of us are hesitant to give, so Chicago Shares came up with a unique solution that addresses many of those fears: a voucher system. People buy Chicago Shares vouchers, they give them to the hungry, then the hungry redeem the vouchers for food and personal care items from participating merchants. The vouchers are not valid for alcohol or personal care items.
I was also introduced to this organization during a class project at Loyola. A small assignment turned into something much bigger. I launched (and continue to maintain) their presence on Twitter so that they can communicate with the community and increase awareness about their amazing program. Youâ€™ll find marketing materials I designed for them during the class project in my portfolio.