Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help Los Angeles Team Mentoring communicate their work with a content management system (CMS)-based website, so that they can easily manage and update site content on a regular basis.
Los Angeles Team Mentoring
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Posted May 28th

Website Construction (CMS-Based)

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, Drupal, or Weebly . A CMS-based website can be maintained and updated easily (no coding required!)
Additional Details

Los Angeles Team Mentoring has an existing Wordpress website ( We need a skilled volunteer to help change the layout of 2 pages ("Programs" & "Become a Mentor") and a few very minor changes (i.e. center a button). I will be there to support our volunteer every step of the way. All assets and content will be provided.

What We Have In Place
  • Since we will be improving on LATM's existing website (, the volunteer will not be starting from scratch. Pages will have the same look and feel (i.e. color scheme, font). I will verbally provide a general layout but am open to suggestions. I will also provide all assets and copy, I just don't have the technical coding/Wordpress knowledge.

    I will provide whatever the volunteer needs for the website. I'm always happy to help!
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to dedicate more of our resources to the programs and youth, particularly in light of this unprecedented public health crisis. We would be extremely grateful to have your support.

LATM is expanding, adding a skills-based program for youth and an e-mentoring portal. Unfortunately, that is not reflected on the current website. Adding this information is critical to helping LATM connect with youth and recruit volunteer mentors.

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 & 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

Los Angeles Team Mentoring
Posted by
Melissa U.

Community Outreach & Development Manager

Our Mission

Our mission is to guide middle school students growing up in challenging urban environments to recognize and reach their full potential as members of our community. Through a school-based team approach to mentoring, young adolescents are given the tools and support necessary to make positive choices during a critical period in their lives.

What We Do

Los Angeles Team Mentoring connects over 1,000 middle school youth with 300 caring adult mentors during critical out-of-school time. LATM's team mentoring approach and activity-based curriculum helps students develop skills that support school readiness, gain confidence, and build bridges to a brighter future.

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