Community & Economic Development


This project will save us $3,002 , allowing us to This project will allow us to provide after 150 hours of tutoring for children with working parents.

What We Need

  • Final designs for a predetermined type of promotional apparel (e.g., t-shirts, hats, shorts, etc) or merchandise (mugs, pens, tote bags, etc.) provided in the high-resolution format of the Organization's choice
  • NOTE: Printing and vendor sourcing is not included

Nice To Have

We would like a graphic print with a funky design.

How This Will Help

Our organization is are celebrating our Centennial and would like to have a t-shirt and poster designed to celebrate the centennial.

We have accomplished a lot as an organization and we feel that having a great t-shirt will help us promote our work and build our membership base.

What We Have In Place

We currently have a annual report that highlights our work which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a website and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

The Urban League works to help struggling urban families become self sufficient. We have several programs and most recently we started beekeeping and an urban garden.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
    • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with high-resolution logo, images, and/or slogan in electronic format and Visual Brand Identity (if available)
  • Milestone 1: Information Gathering
    • Professional and Volunteer Manager connect to discuss desired design aesthetic and target audience for merchandise
  • Milestone 2: Design Phase
    • Professional creates initial design and sends to Volunteer Manager for up to 3 rounds of review and feedback
  • Milestone 3: Finalizing Design
    • Professional finalizes designs, digitizes the artwork and delivers high-resolution versions along with print specifications
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Proficiency with design software such as Adobe’s creative suite
  • Experience designing merchandise based on client’s brand and marketing goals
  • Portfolio examples to share with the Organization
Prerequisites for Organization
  • High-resolution logo, images, and/or slogan in electronic format
  • Any additional relevant materials including an outline of your visual brand
  • Chosen promotional merchandise where the design will be printed (tote bag, mug, apparel, etc.)
  • Vendor and budget to produce materials

Our Mission

Our Mission is to assist African-Americans and other disadvantaged urban residents in the achievement of social and economic equality. The Urban League of Essex County implements it mission through program services, bridge building and advocacy.

What We Do

Since our founding in 1917 the League has put countless numbers of individuals and families on the path to economic opportunity, social equality and the achievement of their dreams. Each year, we help thousands of individuals and their families through quality programs in early childhood education, youth development, employment services, housing and neighborhood revitalization.

  • City: Newark, NJ, USA
  • Staff Size: 25-50
  • Org age : More than 25 Years
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