California State College, Northridge’s student-based model administration and inventive providers company: IntersectLA (IXLA) has partnered with the nonprofit Los Angeles Room & Board to assist unhoused group faculty college students within the Los Angeles space.
The scholars, largely from CSUN’s Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication, are working with Northridge alumnus Sam Prater, who graduated from the college in 2018 with a doctorate in Academic Management and Coverage.
The group is working with Prater to carry the Los Angeles Room & Board’s web site to life, moreover creating video walkthroughs of the nonprofit’s housing services and assets. The aim is to extend consciousness of the providers Los Angeles Room & Board is providing to unhoused group faculty college students.
“We’re placing on a brand new coat of paint,” stated Josh Fajardo, a third-year scholar anticipated to graduate in fall 2023 with a bachelor’s diploma in artwork with an emphasis in Communication Design. He’s additionally serving because the mission’s lead and net designer. “We aren’t utterly rebranding or redesigning their web site, however reasonably working with the pure evolution of the model.”
Los Angeles Room & Board’s mission is to make sure that California’s group faculty college students can notice their academic targets by offering transitional housing designed to finish homelessness and, via its residential training program, promote persistence, retention and completion from their certificates, affiliate’s and bachelor’s diploma packages.
CSUN art professors David Moon and Joe Bautista, who co-founded IntersectLA, stated the partnership with Los Angeles Room & Board gives the scholars with real-world work alternatives whereas on the similar time giving Prater and his nonprofit an up to date look that may attraction to their audience.
“Sam is a visionary,” Moon stated. “This work that we’re doing with Los Angeles Room & Board is the precise sort of labor that our college students must be getting concerned with. The scholars get to observe what they’re studying within the classroom, whereas seeing the influence they might make by working with a group.”
Fajardo and his teammates have been engaged on a number of phases of Los Angeles Room & Board’s web site, from minor textual content and blurb edits to creating copy. Additionally they develop interactive parts of the web site and are at the moment ending the event of workers pages, in addition to pages that may showcase the nonprofit’s housing services.
Bautista stated the work with nonprofits like Los Angeles Room & Board not solely gives CSUN college students with skilled expertise whereas nonetheless in faculty, however it additionally gives them alternatives for private progress.
“Regardless of any half that IntersectLA has taken, we’re excited and proud to take any half within the telling of individuals’s tales,” he stated.
IntersectLA, which has greater than 40 CSUN college students on its group, gives model advertising and inventive methods to exterior companies and nonprofits whereas on the similar time providing the scholars real-world work experiences. The design-focused group consists of college students concerned about careers in images, videography, movement design, advertising, model technique, public relations and net design.
“IntersectLA features as a spot the place design and technique or advertising can intersect to type a brand new type of enterprise,” Moon stated.
Finally, Moon stated, he has one focus.
“My focus has all the time been on the scholars,” he stated. “We’re a instructing establishment and, let’s not overlook, we’re right here to make an influence on our college students.”