We're expanding D4G to Las Vegas...
At first, she didn’t believe them, said Mogart, 60, who had been homeless for about 20 years. “People would come around from the different churches and things, but nothing like that,” Mogart said of the repeated visits to check in and update her on progress to find her a permanent place to live. “I never knew anything like that existed. I didn’t believe it.”
Graphic design students from Cal State San Bernardino and The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire will donate over $20,000 in pro bono services to expand awareness of worthy community programs and causes.
The four nonprofits selected to participate are A Core Solution, providing families with utility assistance, financial literacy, and life coaching in the High Desert; CASA of San Bernardino connecting foster youth with advocates to help them maneuver the court system as well as life; Reach Out, an Upland-based nonprofit with successful programs that support stronger families and awareness of health careers; Santa Claus, Inc. provides clothing and services that empower San Bernardino county families during Christmas time and throughout the year.
I think that the nonprofit sector in particular is perfectly situated to help us transition to a different economic landscape. You know, most nonprofits think of themselves as doing something good, but what I want to try to make them more aware of is that the nonprofit structure itself, the way the business is actually structured, may be doing more good than whatever their particular business is.
Great article from the AIGA blog on the disconnect in the design world between word and practice when it comes to diversity...
"The issue starts with the design narrative that many schools have adopted, prioritizing European art and design histories as the key pedagogical source over non-Western design lineages. While every design student loves a good Walter Gropius story, teaching design from a Eurocentric perspective fails to reflect the diversity that exists in the student body or regional history of contemporary institutions...."