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An Ode of Gratitude to Our Social Impact Clients

A shout out of support to the amazing people we worked with in 2021 who are dedicated to building a more equitable and just society

As we approach the end of 2021, it’s time to take a step back and express our gratitude. It was another difficult year for everyone, but we are so thankful for and so inspired by our clients. They are truly heroic people who work day in and day out to build a more equitable and more just society in the face of adversity. Their work requires commitment, perseverance, self-sacrifice and endless stores of hope.

The sole purpose of our branding and storytelling work is to elevate and amplify the great work our clients do so its impact is felt by more people. The following are some of the great organizations we’ve had the privilege of working with this year. We are humbled to be their partners. We hope you will consider supporting their work.

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Mental Health

Fountain House is a national mental health nonprofit fighting to improve health, increase opportunity, and end social and economic isolation for people living with serious mental illness.
Support their work | Our work for them

Services for Justice-Involved Individuals

Osborne Association transforms lives, communities and the criminal justice system through their work supporting and advocating for justice-involved people.
Support their work | Our work for them

Brooklyn Defenders is a world-class, legal defense organization that has defended hundreds of thousands of Brooklynites who could not otherwise afford a lawyer.
Support their work | Our work for them

Family & Friends of the Wrongly Convicted is a grassroots advocacy effort to raise public awareness about the incidence of wrongful convictions and provide support to men and women who have been paroled and exonerated.
Support their work | Our work for them is forthcoming

Center for Employment Opportunity (CEO) provides immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services exclusively to individuals who have recently returned home from incarceration.
Support their work | Our work for them

Criminal Justice Reform

Center for Policing Equity uses advanced analytics to diagnose disparities in policing, shed light on police behavior, and answer questions police and communities have asked for years about how to build a healthy relationship.
Support their work | Our work for them

Vera Institute of Justice is a research and advocacy organization working to end the overcriminalization and mass incarceration of people of color, immigrants, and people experiencing poverty.
Support their work | Our work for them

Civic Design

Civilla is a Detroit based non-profit service design studio that leverages the power of human centered design to build a more beautiful civil society in partnership with public institutions.
Support their work | Our work for them

Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit that uses the power of design and art to support meaningful civic engagement, in partnership with marginalized communities.
Support their work | Our work for them is forthcoming

Climate Change

Speed & Scale, a book by John Doerr, is critical reading for anyone who wants to take action on the most important issue of our time: climate change.
Order the Book | Our work for them

Education

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.
Support their work | Our work for them

In addition to the organizations above who require support from individuals like you to continue their great work, we've had the pleasure of working with others this year who are also doing incredible work but are not funded by public donations. They include: Amplify, New York City Criminal Justice Agency, 100Kin10, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, Blueprint Labs (MIT) & Susan T. Buffett Foundation, Out of the Shadows Advocacy Fund, MTV Social Impact Squad, Smith College, Gotham Writers Workshop, Vaccine Confidence Project, The Justice Collaborative, Open Philanthropy, and Skoll Foundation.

Thank you all for trusting us with communicating your work through design. We're here for you.

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