Empowering Partners in Peacemaking:
As part of the process of building Reach And Teach, we were blessed to
become partners with a wide variety of non-profit organizations working
for peace, social justice, and healing the planet. In addition to working
with them to create and distribute learning products for positive change,
we've also shared a bit of our own technology with these partners to empower
their web communications. The set of tools we've shared with them is called
the Web Activist Kit.
Below are some examples of the web sites Design Action has designed which
might just give you some good ideas for ways to improve YOUR web communications!
- The Tuolumne River Trust promotes
the stewardship of the Tuolumne River and its tributaries to promote
a healthy watershed. We believe their home page is an excellent example
of how to create something that is both visually stunning AND easy to
keep up to date with a lot of information.
- BAYCES.org has a mission to dramatically
improve educational experiences, outcomes, and life options for students
and families who have been historically underserved by their schools
and districts. Their web site is a key tool for communicating with and
equipping their clients, coaches, and partners.
- The Mary Elizabeth Inn is California's
longest-running homeless shelter for women. Their web site reflects
both their century of service as well as their ability to engage today's
modern issues. Their web site helps them reach out to potential clients,
communicate with social service agencies, and engage with potential
- Our friends at the Network
of Spiritual Progressives launched a brand new web site in September
2008! Design Action did a superb job on designing this one, having to
balance between the desire to have the home page jam packed with lots
of links, while remaining easy to navigate and attractive.
- The San Jose
Peace Center was founded in 1957 by individuals profoundly concerned
about peace and justice issues, especially the growth of nuclear arsenals
and atmospheric nuclear testing. More than fifty years later, the Peace
and Justice Center, along with its affiliated organizations, continues
to educate and engage the South Bay community around critical issues
of peace and justice, with a current focus on ending the war in Iraq
and preventing an attack on Iran. The San Jose Peace Center's leadership
team was inspired by the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center's web site
and wanted the same capabilities to carry out their mission south of
- The Peninsula
Peace and Justice Center (PPJC) was one of Reach And Teach's first
partners in peacemaking and we continue to work with them on a variety
of projects. Their web site, designed in-house at PPJC, is testimony to the
power of community organizing.
Design Action provides graphic design and visual communications for progressive,
non-profit and social change organizations. By providing these high-quality
professional services, they seek to contribute to building a broad and
effective progressive movement and participate in the struggle for social
If you like the web sites listed above, check
out Design Action!
And.... if you need any printing..... check out our friends at Inkworks
Inkworks formed in 1974 as a worker managed, union printshop. They provide
high quality offset printing at affordable prices and offer discounts
for peace and social justice organizations. From business cards to books,
posters to buttons, with their partners Design Action and New Solidarity,
they offer a range of services unmatched in the Bay area. Inkworks is
a Certified Green Business in Alameda County and a member of Coop America's