|Women's Press Collective - Collective Endeavor Magazine Sp 2011|
When I need a little cheering up these days (which is a bit more often than it used to be in an era of incessant gloomy news), I look out for stories about people and organizations that are doing great things to help others anywhere in the world.
I came across one such organization earlier this year- or actually they came to me- with a chance meeting of Lisa Daniell, the Operations Manager, 10 years ago. I was asked to create the cover art for the Spring 2011 issue of their Collective Endeavor Magazine earlier this year. The women of this organization inspired me for what they do and how they make a difference to so many, marginalized by the mainstream media. It was a wonderful experience working with them.
Operating from a tiny, humble, store front office in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, the Women’s Press Collective is an all-volunteer association of professionals in the publishing industry with a commitment to alternative publication resources. Catering to low-income, working communities, women and minorities, they offer free, or low-cost access to training in publication production, desktop publishing, writing, printing press operation, job information, referral services and more.
The WPC gives a voice to the voiceless at a time when big media cannot be relied upon to publicize the serious issues faced by low-income, working women today. WPC also do community organizing, host speaking engagements, assist in providing resources for budding organizations, among many other efforts. Their members churn out eye-opening newsletters, posters, leaflets, resumes, and business cards and more.
The Women’s Press Collective is currently in need of professional Art Director(s), Sr. Designers, and Illustrators to volunteer their expertise for their fantastic magazine.
Why not contribute to a good news story?
You can contact myself, or the organization directly for an issue and more information.
Charlene | Charlene@CharlenePotts.com | (212) 387-8415
Lisa Daniell | Women’s Press Collective | (718) 222-0405