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Contact: Ted DeAdwyler
phone: (415) 338-1665


First in series of Web design projects for Bay Area nonprofits needing high-tech help

WHAT: Sixteen San Francisco State University students --- soon to become well-paid Web designers --- will be honored by community members for their volunteer work in building Web sites for four San Francisco nonprofit agencies serving disadvantaged communities.

WHEN AND WHERE: Friday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at San Francisco State University's Downtown Center, 425 Market Street in San Francisco.

DETAILS: Dozens of community members, nonprofit agency directors and supporters will be on hand for the graduation of 16 S.F. State student Web designers and the unveiling of new Web sites for the agencies. Officials from S.F. State, United Way of the Bay Area, IBM, Apple Computers and other organizations will be on hand for the event.

San Francisco State University and United Way of the Bay Area are heading an effort to bring high-tech expertise to San Francisco nonprofit agencies that serve disadvantaged communities. Over the past several months, the S.F. State students designed Web sites for the Chinese Newcomers Service Center, Nihonmachi Little Friends, the Samoan Community Development Center and the South of Market Child Care Center. The students, who are graduating June 16 from the Web Design Intensive Program in the Multimedia Studies Program (MSP) in S.F. State's College of Extended Learning, volunteered their services through the university's Office of Community Service Learning. They formed four teams and created commercial quality Web sites for the agencies, which were highly rated by industry professionals. Directors of the agencies say that without the help of the MSP students the jump into cyberspace would have taken much longer and been far more costly. In addition to S.F. State and United Way of the Bay Area, the Teaming for Technology collaborative sponsors also included Americorps*VISTA, IBM, and the Northern California Council for the Community.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Ted DeAdwyler of S.F. State at (415) 338-7110, Deborah Harper of Americorps*VISTA (415) 439-4258, or Lydia Perez of United Way of the Bay Area at (415) 772-4463.


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