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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Posted by
Millicent G.

Executive Director

Posted Date
Jun 18, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Website Construction (CMS-Based)
Impact statement
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to conduct other programs and services and also help renovate the technology in our center.

Project Details

What We Need
  • Development of a new website using a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Training to ensure Organization's staff members can update content and manage the site post-launch
  • Note: This project is for a website built with a Content Management System (CMS), such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, or Drupal. A CMS-based website can be maintained and updated easily (no coding required!)
Additional Details

- We previously had a website and it was getting maintained. The person who maintained it has moved and is no longer available, we have no access and we are hoping to construct a new website for our non profit organization.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have photos, and an ideas for our new website, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have someone who can learn and upkeep the maintance of website, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

We would like for our local community to know about us and to promote our events and fundraisers for funding. This would be helpful for seniors.

Project Plan

Prep: Share Information
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with an outline of the Organization’s needs and goals for the new website, which should include any specific features that are required (e.g., contact forms, mobile responsive design, member sign in, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager provides approved content and images to be used for the new website (e.g., About Us copy, Mission Statement, staff bios and images, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with links to any existing online presence that the Organization has (e.g., social media, blog, existing website, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager registers Organization's domain name with a web host, if necessary
Milestone 1: Kick-off Discussion
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss the timeline and scope of the website project, including: the number of pages or sections for the new website, specific features and plugins requires, look and feel for the website (themes), target date for initial review, target date for website launch
  • Professional reviews information provided and makes recommendations for which CMS application to use
  • Volunteer Manager signs up for the selected CMS application, and provides Professional with credentials to create the website
Milestone 2: Build and Review
  • Professional uses the materials provided and agreed upon timeline to build the website
  • Volunteer Manager reviews the in-progress website and provides feedback
  • Professional completes any required functional QA
Milestone 3: Website Launch
  • Professional provides final website for approval to launch
  • Volunteer Manager approves the website for launch, or requests approval from any stakeholders
  • Professional launches the site on Organization's domain name
  • Professional troubleshoots any issues that may arise immediately after launch
  • Professional instructs the Volunteer Manager on how to update content and maintain the website going forward
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About The Org

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of seniors to ensure their equal access to social, economic and political systems in a safe, nurturing and secure environment.

The role that the seniors play in human service, leadership, education and as the keepers of our history is invaluable to the community. It is important that they are recognized and respected by the community.

The East Palo Alto Senior Center provides services and activities that foster independence which promotes the quality of life for Seniors.

What We Do

The East Palo Alto Senior Center provides daily nutritious breakfasts, hot lunches, and weekly brown bag meals to seniors residing in East Palo Alto, especially seniors with low incomes. The City of East Palo Alto provides the lunch program. EPASC, Inc. provides the breakfast program, with a continental breakfast each day. A hot "country" breakfast is offered each Thursday. The Second Harvest Food Bank provides a Brown Bag program on Thursday which gives seniors fresh produce and food pantry items.

Periodic Health Screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease are offered quarterly. Exercise and physical activities include a weekly Tai Chi class, strengthening programs, and bi-weekly line dancing. Health related brochures and pamphlets (e.g. breast cancer diagnosis, prostate cancer detection) from local agencies are available at no cost to seniors, and are maintained in the Center's reception area.

Seniors needing transportation from home to the Senior Center are provided free rides daily using a van and driver provided by the City of East Palo. Transportation is also provided for field trips, and special outings or events.

Weekly classes in sewing, knitting, arts and crafts, Bible study, and Spanish are provided. Periodically, computer classes are offered in the "computer room" which has eight (8) workstations, access to a network printer, scanner, and copying equipment.

For social and recreational activities, the Senior Center is an enjoyable place to meet friends daily, have nutritious meals, listen to music, or watch a cable accessed TV program. It is also a center which hosts various cultural celebrations, educational activities, and fundraising events to support the Center's operations.

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