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Ma’yan

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Ma’yan is a program of JCC Manhattan, working toward greater equality for women and all people, in the Jewish community and the wider world. Based in New York City, they provide feminist, social justice, and leadership training to self-identified teen girls and teach vital skills to parents and educators.

In Fall 2016, Social Ink helped Ma’yan with the CMS conversion of its main website, moving the site from its Drupal model and rebuilding it on the open-source WordPress platform. We created a flexible user-interface to help various users of the site easily access Ma’yan’s many resources. Maintaining the organization’s youthful visual identity, we made light design changes to reflect new thinking in the web world. The Ma’yan site is mobile-responsive and works across various devices based on pixel depth and screen size.

We’re proud to have teamed up with such a great organization that provides progressive, feminist training to young women. Our work with Ma’yan is a testament to Social Ink’s work on websites for nonprofits and advocacy groups.

Center for Dialysis Innovation

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The mission of the Center for Dialysis Innovation is to improve the health and well-being of people with advanced kidney disease initiating and receiving dialysis treatment. The vision for the Center for Dialysis Innovation is that future dialysis therapy will be complication free, and completely restorative of kidney health.

Our work with the Center for Dialysis Innovation is a continuation of our partnership with research institutes and universities. Working with key researchers and university administrators, Social Ink built CDI’s new site from the ground up.

The new web platform features filtering for the center’s publications, reports, and clinical trial studies and a multimedia portal for patient’s compelling stories. The site is responsive and mobile across several browsers, screens, tablets, and phones.

We’re thrilled to have completed this project with CDI and look forward to more work on websites for researchers and universities.

Neighborhood Restore HDFC

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Neighborhood Restore is a nonprofit organization that oversees a variety of affordable housing development programs that focus on transitioning properties from financial and physical abandonment to third party ownership. In addition to developing and overseeing its own housing programs, Neighborhood Restore supports other community development efforts through construction management services, technical assistance, and homeowner support.

Working with the administrators of Neighborhood Restore Housing Development Fund Corporation, Social Ink gave the nonprofit a new home on the web. Powered by the WordPress CMS, the site focuses on an audience of homebuyers, homeowners and developers, accessibility, and user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). Key features of the site include a map showcasing the units the organization has preserved over the years with an option for custom text overlay and application submission for available housing and development projects. The site is responsive across an array of screens, including tablets, phones, and several monitors.

We’re proud to partner with an organization that does such important working in housing in New York City. The creation of Neighborhood Restore’s new website showcases Social Ink’s work on websites for nonprofits.

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) is one of twelve institutes that collectively comprise the Research Consortium of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. PRI’s innovative reentry projects are unified by their devotion to a single mission: Easing reentry and guiding justice-involved people – and the practitioners dedicated to helping them – as they successfully reintegrate into their communities as thriving members of society.

Social Ink is very happy to create a web platform for the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI), a research institution focused on innovation and improved practice in the field of prisoner reentry.

We worked with the leadership of PRI to build a new home on the web with an information architecture schema that engages users in each of the organization’s initiatives and special projects. Built with a custom WordPress CMS, the site is responsive across an array of phones, tablets, and monitors.

The Prisoner Reentry Institute’s new site represents Social Ink’s work in the space between nonprofits and legal jurisdictions. We’re proud to have worked with them!

Global Institute for Advanced Study at NYU sponsors working research groups on innovative and (typically) interdisciplinary topics that require cooperation on an international scale and a sustained multi-year focus.

Social Ink and the Global Institute for Advanced Study at NYU worked together in 2016 to create a web presence for the university institution. GIAS provides financial and academic support to working groups based in existing departments of NYU, led by an NYU faculty member.

The new GIAS site utilizes an open-source, user-friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth. Key features include an easy-to-update Current Projects template and mobile responsive design that adapts content for myriad screens sizes.

We’re happy to have partnered with GIAS on this project that helps to support scholars and their research endeavors. The design and development of the institute’s new site is a continuation of Social Ink’s work on websites for nonprofits and university organizations!

Civic Explore

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Civic Explore is the project of several organizations in New York City that aims to collect data to shine a light on ideas such as the availability of bicycling as alternative energy policy across gender, race and age, the effect of policing on bicycling as alternative energy policy, and the effect of other available transportation—like public transit or taxis—on bicycling policy. 

Social Ink worked with Civic Explore to create a home on the web for its data. Civic Explore’s audience is now able to easily engage and interpret the project’s research across several digital channels.

Key data visualizations on the site include an interactive graph that sorts data by age, time, and gender, and an interactive map that highlights relevant precincts of the collected data. Mobile responsive design adapts the site’s content for screens of various sizes. The platform  is powered by the open-source, user friendly WordPress CMS, providing a customized backend experience for no-code site administration and growth.

We’re happy to partner with Civic Explore and continue our work on websites for researchers!

Reading Rescue

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Reading Rescue brings expertise in intervention into schools; not only do the students who are tutored excel, but as a result of improved pedagogical skills, a significant collateral benefit is increased achievement among all the students taught by a school’s Reading Rescue-trained tutors.

Social Ink worked with the Literacy Trust to create a new online home for its literacy intervention program, Reading Rescue. Our team created a robust CMS in WordPress for a website that serves Reading Rescue’s tutors and other stakeholders. The site is a teaching resource for tutors and an online calling card for other users.

It’s been a pleasure to work alongside Reading Rescue during the creation of their new platform. We are happy to expand upon our work on websites for nonprofits!

HomeSmartNY

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For people who want to be smart about buying and owning a home, HomeSmartNY is New York State’s largest network of professional, unbiased, nonprofit homeownership advisors.

Working with key team members of HomeSmartNY, we built a site from the ground up, focusing on an audience of homebuyers and homeowners, accessibility, and user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). A key feature of HomeSmartNY’s new platform is the interactive map, which allows site users to find resources specific to their needs through the use of an advanced search filter.

HomeSmartNY is doing great work educating homebuyers and homeowners in New York City and New York state; as part of our continued work with web design for nonprofits, Social Ink is happy to set them up with a platform that engages their users.

Better Bike Share Partnership

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The Better Bike Share Partnership is a JPB Foundation-funded collaboration between The City of Philadelphia, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the PeopleForBikes Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems.

Social Ink worked with the PeopleForBikes Foundation to create a new website that promoted the Better Bike Share Partnership. Sporting a new, accessible design, the site details information on grants the initiative has awarded across the country. The site is responsive across phones, tablets, and several monitors. Its custom WordPress CMS allows Better Bike Share staff to quickly post updates and news within an effective information architecture schema.

Better Bike Share’s new site represents Social Ink’s work in the nexus between foundations, civic agencies, and national associations. We’re happy to collaborate with an organization that puts people on bicycles!

As a coalition of city transportation departments, NACTO is committed to raising the state of the practice for street design and transportation by building a common vision, sharing data, peer-to-peer exchange in workshops and conferences, and regular communication among member cities.

Social Ink worked with the National Association of City Transportation Officials to make a new web platform that represents the multifaceted policy and outreach work of the organization and serves as a resource for government, civic partners, and the general public. Through a custom WordPress CMS, NACTO can easily build information hubs around new pedestrian-friendly design standards and instantly add program-specific news, events, and publications.

Key features of NACTO’s new web platform include in depth guides and publications, annual conferences, programming, and event organizing, tiered sponsorships, and cross-content references and case studies, accessible via an ajax-enabled advanced search mechanism. As always, the site’s features responsive design that adapts the site’s layout for an array of tablets, phones, and monitors.

For NACTO’s “design guides”  for the livable streets movement, we not only imported over 1,000 documents but retrofitted templates from two different sites with multiple slideshows, images and other rich media – all while preserving link structure for existing search engine and linking compatibility.

We’re proud of our partnership with the National Association of City Transportation Officials, furthering our work building websites for nonprofits, civic groups, and local New York-based organizations!

NYC Justice Corps

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The NYC Justice Corps seeks to develop the capacity of neighborhoods to address the reintegration challenges of their young adults reentering from the criminal justice system and to instill in those young adults a sense of civic responsibility and accountability to the communities to which they return.

We were thrilled at the opportunity to work alongside the Prisoner Reentry Institute leadership to overhaul the NYCJC website, with a focus on accessibility, community-based content organization, and a dynamic, multi-media “toolbox”, a marquis feature delivering tools for program deployment in a flexible model poised for growth to future program areas.

Through local, community-based advocacy work, we are proud to further the efforts of the NYC Justice Corps, continuing our own work building websites for nonprofits and community-based organizations.

Scaffold Safety Law

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The Scaffold Safety Coalition is a group of workers and advocates committed to protecting construction workers in New York state from industry-backed efforts to cripple a vital safety regulation known as the Scaffold Safety Law (codified in New York’s Labor Law Section 240).

For a time-sensitive legislation awareness campaign, we put together a full-featured advocacy site, with information sections, slideshows, testimonials, and news updates, in addition to action areas for organizing and sign up.

We are proud to work alongside the Scaffold Safety Coalition as they fight for protection of workers and labor.

 

Social Ink has been in NYC since 2007!