Hurricane Katrina was a tragedy. She left our nation wounded. Some called it an absolute disaster, but the word “disaster” doesn’t make room for human agency.
Could we have avoided the aftermath of the hurricane altogether? This book
investigates, discusses, and dissects what happened before, during, and after
Hurricane Katrina and it’s impact on the country.
The processes involved in collecting are surprisingly analogous. It’s a passion that naturally evolves over a lifetime. They can be ritualistic. Collections provide tonic for the mind and food for the soul. This book chronicles some of the beautiful pieces of jewelry with ceremonial and ritualistic significance in India and Afghanistan.
It’s interesting to see how much race really factors into news stories. Let’s face it. News coverage is often skewed. Like it or not, the issues of race in the media aren’t going away anytime soon. It’s our past, present and most likely our future. This book chronicles, defines, defends and challenges how race is protrayed and perceived in the American news media.
Austin, Texas is the only place in the nation that has a mantra that empowers residents to “keep things weird.” Almost anything goes. Where else can you find a city-wide fete that celebrates Winnie the Pooh’s best friend Eeyore, the donkey? Austin is a city that is hard not to fall in love with. This book is a look into the poetry of the everyday exchanges that take place in the great city of Austin.
Keeping Austin Weird: DIY Street Austin Street Art
Street art is one of the most powerful art movements in the world. Over the years, it has become an arresting way to challenge the idea that only galleries and museums can have art on a large scale. Street Art is accessible by everyone. This “do-it-yourself” deck not only educates readers on the movement, but also encourages them to create street art of their very own.
The first visit to the barbershop, for many men, is a rite of passage. It’s a place where young boys learn some of life’s greatest lessons. These are safe spaces where they can learn about themselves and what it takes become aware, responsible, young men. This project was inspired by that rite of passage—a chronicle of some of the integral moments in a young man’s upbringing.
A rebrand is like a rebirth. Changes to the mindset of a company can help reposition the brand and communicate new messaging. It is a strategic element of the business life cycle. To remain competitive, a clean, clear, precise and focused plan is required. This brand book repositions a well-known, local camera and video store as a forward-thinking, knowledgeable, customer-serviced orieneted, up-to-date business where customers of any skill level can go and get the best camera service in town.
IncludeUs: Financial Literacy for Low-Income Single Mothers
Success is a journey. Not a destination. It comes with hard work and perserverance. All it takes is will power and the desire to be the best you can be. Success doesn’t come to you. You go to it. My thesis entitled IncludeUs thesis was designed to provide an inspirational financial literacy program to low-income single mothers. This intiative was designed to help these incredibly strong women add value to themselves and their families by making smart financial decisions.
My thesis, entitled IncludeUs is an initiative was designed to help low-income single mothers add value to themselves and their families by making smart financial decisions.
The idea for IncludeUs, a financial literacy program for low-income single mothers, was born after I attended a low-iucome single mother’s mentoring summit in May of 2009. The summit was on the needs of today’s low-income single mother. These needs included budgeting, saving for the future, building good credit and dealing with emergencies.
The lasting message that I took from this seminar was that financial literacy for low-income single mothers is more important now than ever. While the summit had a great deal of potential, it lacked the necessary elements to inspire. IncludeUs sought to change that.
On February 25, 2012, a pilot program for my thesis was held with real single mothers. [Click on the arrow above to view the video.]
Clarice Golightly Jenkins is a designer working across a variety of disciplines. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and her Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.
Her work has been recognized for synthesizing craft and incorporating real-life issues. She remains motivated by the continual interchange between research, design, commerce and culture as well as her own belief in the importance of sustainable and human-centered initiatives.