29 September 2005

East LA Community Corporation's new website

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East Los Angeles Community Corporation has launched a new website that reflects their community's culture and helps brand their organization. This is part of what a CCF subaward grant has paid for to help ELACC increase capacity. It is not yet fully functional, but check it out and see what you think.

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13 September 2005

Austin Childcare Providers Network

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What a wonderful sight this morning in Chicago when I pulled up to the new address for Ruth's Austin Childcare Providers Network

A new location for for the network and its trainings and Ruth's own childcare business: Channing's.

New training room for childcare providers learning business skills so that their child care businesses will earn a living for the family.

Computers suitable for the kids in childcare were donated.

An artist donated a lovely mural for a classroom.

Isn't it clear why Ruth, who founded Austin Childcare Providers Network 4 years ago, looks so happy?

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01 September 2005

Big Picture: What a Web Site Does

Welcome back! This is from Seth Goodin's Blog:

Big Picture #1:
A Web site must do at least one of two things, but probably both:
• Turn a stranger into a friend, and a friend into a customer.
• Talk in a tone of voice that persuades people to believe the story you’re telling.
Big Picture #2:
A Web site can cause only four things to happen in the moments after someone sees it:
• She clicks and goes somewhere else you want her to go.
• She clicks and gives you permission to follow up by email or phone.
• She clicks and buys something.
• She tells a friend, either by clicking or by blogging or phoning or talking.
That’s it.
This guy is worth reading from time to time if you want to think about strategies to market your organization or business.

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Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa Day of Service October 8

Welcome back! This from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's south Los Angeles Field Office:
Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa will host the first Day of Service to our Youth on October 8, 2005 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The day is meant to celebrate the mayor's 100th day in office by bring together people from all over the city at area LAUSD schools to help beautify the campuses and surrounding areas.

Today, September 1, 2005 at from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Fremont H.S., 7676 S. San Pedro Street, we will host our second South LA Area Plng Cmte Meeting. I would appreciate your attendance and participation in the planning committee. Your expertise is greatly appreciated.
Look for further information here.

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