For this summer semester of 2017, I’m an intern at Women’s Press Collective (WPC), located at 68 12 St., in Brooklyn. It is a small 100% volunteer-driven private organization. The majority of people at the company are part-time volunteers. The few full-time workers are supervisors, including my own Lisa. The company operates with a focus on publishing facilities more readily available to other organizations and individuals who are trying to make the world a little better. They serve lower income women who need assistance with graphic designs for their own businesses.
The WPC receives donations from the public, without government help. In turn, they serve to help lower income people with graphic design, by allowing them access to designing and printing services. The company was founded in 1982 as a small organization that wanted to give regular workers a chance to have a voice in the community. During that time, there was a problem with minimum wages, and the founders of the WPC wanted to give these disadvantaged workers a chance to share their experiences with the world. This is achieved their publications in magazines and other printed media.
I work in the graphic design sector of this company. Although the physical space of the company is small, occupying an open office. My desk is located in this open space, and there are no partitions or doors in the whole space. I am located more toward the back of the office, by the large printers and a small library.
Recent news articles about the WPC have focused on their activities for the International Women’s Day, and how the WPC has made ambitious initiatives that they presented to the UN.