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Monday, May 4: Studio Time and Group Roundtables


Today, you will be working in your groups on your proposals.

1) Blog Assignment—Proposal Outline (Due @ end of class today): Each group should talk through their proposals together and aim to have a detailed outline completed by the end of class. Please Categorize this blog post as “Proposal Outline.”

In your outline, please be as detailed as possible. Make sure to note where you need research, where you need to get quotes, what kind of images/graphics you may wish to include, and of course who is completing each portion.

Schedule of Final Days

M, 5/4:  Studio time; outlines due

W, 5/6: Studio time; research emphasis

M, 5/11: Studio time; writing emphasis

W, 5/13: Studio time

M, 5/18: Rough Drafts due for Peer Review

W, 5/20: Final Draft Due via Assignment Uploader

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Wed., April 29: Proposal Assignment for Service Learning Project


1. Review Requirements/Components of Proposal

Following the example of proposals we review in class, you will collaboratively create a proposal for your project. Please include the following elements in your proposal:

A. Executive Summary: Briefly summarize the project–including short paraphrases of each of the proposal components. Must not exceed 250 words/half page.

B. Statement of Need/Problem: Briefly explain the problem you are addressing, with research demonstrating the severity of the problem. You should include statistics from City Tech, quotes from fellow students and/or admin/staff, as well as research/stats from other colleges/universities in NYC and beyond. (3/4 – 1.5 pages)

C. Population to be Served: What population will be impacted by your project? Why did you choose this population to serve? What is the size of this population? (1/2 page)

D. Project Overview and Strategy:  Provide a clear and concise description of the project, as well as the strategy that you will use to achieve your goals. Include details about any potential partnerships (IE, contractors) or collaborations necessary for completing the project. Also include comparison with other potential solutions for the problem your project is addressing, and an explanation of why your solution is the best choice. (1-2 pages)

E. Expected Barriers / Challenges: Please name the obstacles to your project’s success as well as your strategies to overcome those obstacles. (1/2 page)

F. Project Outcomes: Be specific in describing measurable and verifiable outcomes that you expect to achieve. Be reasonable here—but don’t be afraid to shoot for ambitious goals. (1/2 page)

G. Project Budget: Details TBD – I will post an Excel template for your team’s use. This will be a very rough estimate.


2. Read the following proposals in class & discuss; when finished reading, please assign proposal elements to each member of your group.

Note: The first example adheres closely to our format, while the second has a few more/different requirements. Both are excellent.

Proposal from Southeast Community College to Community Health Endowment of Lincoln

Proposal from Building Tomorrow to Echoing Green

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Monday, March 30 & Wed, April 15: Nonprofit Introduction Letter

In-Class Assignment, Monday & Wednesday: While your classmates meet with me, I will ask you to launch in on a business letter assignment—a letter of inquiry requesting permission to submit a full request for funding from a NYC non-profit based on web research.

1. Before beginning the assignment, please read these guidelines to creating a Letter of Inquiry:

2. Learn about Letters of Inquiry–please learn and follow this general formatting: http://literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/grants/samplefoundation.html

3. Choose a nonprofit organization. I suggest you choose from one of the following groups, unless you know of another nonprofit you’d like to write about. These groups have good information on their websites. If you do choose another org, please get my approval first!

4. Address your letter to:
Mr. Tom Finkelpearl
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
31 Chambers Street
New York, New York 10007

5. Finished draft of this letter is due by the end of class this Wednesday, 4/1, as a Microsoft Word Document via our upload manager.

Learning Outcomes
The essential point of this letter is to…
  • learn standard business letter formatting
  • develop a persuasive style while adhering to professional standards
  • develop an ability to synthesize new material based on research
  • produce a polished piece of writing
  • appreciate and find out how you can produce good writing in a condensed time span

letter of inquiry

1431 Broadway, 7th & 8th FL
New York, NY 10018-1907
T. 212.974.9092
F. 917.289.3975


Free Arts NYC provides underserved children with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them foster the Self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential. For their programs, is for arts mentoring program (youth ages 6-13 are provided with regular opportunities to express themselves creatively and engage with positive role models, also we doing free arts day is a variety of art projects with a supportive adult mentor.

For this  programs are very crucial due to the fact only 8% of elementary schools meet state standards for arts education and, over 400,000 children are shut out of after school programs that only 1 in 3 children live in poverty, so based on those problem we really needs a solution to helps.

I did check back the 2013 financials balance sheet form this program, I think we need your helps for support because we don’t have enough revenue, we have total LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS now $763.715, so we please let you be our foundation supporters for next year.


Vivian Yuan

Juan Lu/Cover Letter

3490  Harrison ST , Bronx ,NY, 10040 | cell Phone:347-654-8963 |jlujesus@gmail.com

CEO of Interships.com

9130 shore back parkway

Far Rockaway,NY, 11695



Dear CEO of IntershipAsap.com

I am interested in the recently opened position of Graphic Designer in your esteemed company, and would like to submit my application and resume for it. Mr. Philips William, who works as a Project Manager in your company, apprised me about this position. I’m a college student and status as a bachelor student in my junior year, I am a great candidate for this position.

For last 4 years I had been employed as a graphic designer as Freelancer for Monroe College and urban companies. During my tenure with my present and previous employers, I have had the opportunity to develop and hone my skills in different areas of web designing. I am today proficient in various types of graphic designing work, including website templates, logo creation, marketing materials like flyers and brouchers, Mockup for Websites, and book covers.

I have experience of working with different designing software, including the following:

  • Adobe CS Suite
  • Dreamweaver
  • InDesign
  • CorelDraw Graphic Suite
  • Flash
  • Other 3D imaging software such as Maya, 3DS Max,Blender, and Cinema 4D

I strongly believe in offering practical, cost-effective solutions and complete adherence to clients’ recommendations. My focus is on developing solutions that are visually appealing and in consonance with the vision and values of my clients. Some of my notable accomplishments include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Created highly popular logos for 5 multinational companies, one of which is listed in Fortune 100 companies
  • Redesigned the cover page as well as the layout of a existing website

Attached with the application is my resume that provides details about my education, work experience, and professional achievements. I sincerely hope that you will give me a chance to meet you in person to discuss my candidacy further.

Samuel Acosta-Mini Job Search

About Me

-What are your main qualifications, , skills, and expertise?

My Main Qualifications are Photography, Graphic Design, Advertisement, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, I can work in teams and alone.

-What position(s)—or type of position—are you seeking?

Assistant photographer, Graphic Designer, those are my two strongest qualifications and i believe i would a great job in those areas.

-What type of organization or work setting are you most interested in?

To work for a good graphic Design agency, an advertisement agency or a magazine

About Employers

-What do they want from you?

Employers seek excellent communication skills both verbal and written. They also prefer experience in that particular field of 2 years minimum but if is an Internship then must likely they wont required much or just the basics. Employers also require a certain level of expertise with the use of computers, Programs such as Photoshop, illustrator, Lightroom, Adobe Suit.

Employers hiring are mostly non-profit or independent advertising agencies, magazines, and Studios.

The education at City Tech has prepared me by emphasizing the need to become familiar with both the traditional way of doing Advertisement which includes Programs and research, as well as becoming familiar with Advertiser and Professionals that are already in the field and can help me get there. In addition, This kind of job allows me to become more creative not just in the work area but in my life, for occasions like birthdays, parties, etc. The things i can do with this are endless.











Francisco Diaz

Marlon Furye

Herald Hernandez


A. Executive Summary: seeking  to acquire  funding to upgrade technological equipment and software used by students and teachers.

B. Statement of Need/Problem: outdated machines and technology.

C. Population to be Served: ) students, teachers  and faculty.

D. Project Overview and Strategy:  used of fund-raising to remedy the issue.

E. Expected Barriers / Challenges: we might not be able to hit the goal. the process it might be  a long process.

F. Project Outcomes: upgrading computer’s lab and technology for students, professors and faculty to use in courses.

G. Project Budget: Research needed. rough estimate (500,000) thousands.

Nite Owls Proposal Outline

Executive Summary by: Meredith Taylor

Statement of Need by: Catherine Paczkowski

Population Served by Catherine Packowski

Project Overview and Strategy by Carla Tabb

  • Evening students are usually more mature students with unique needs that we believe would be met with the creation of an evening/weekend campus at City Tech. This would include an office of weekend services.
  • This would include an extensive program of courses offered for weekend, evening and the summer semester.
  • Core classes as well as internships would be a major part of the curriculum.
  • Internships should be focused on students who do not have the experience in the particular fields.
  • Internship requirements should be different for evening students – they should have the option of beginning in the spring and completing during the fall semester without having an Incomplete grade.
  • Daycare facilities should be integral part of the program.
  • Administrative offices including the Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid would be available during this time.
  • Additional hours for tutoring, career advisement, extended computer lab hours would form part of the weekend services.
  • Established course tracks dependent on scheduling and graduation goals.

 Expected Barriers/Challenges by Meredith Taylor

Project Outcomes by Meredith Taylor

Project Budget by Luis Campoverde