Postcardly transforms pix into postcards, delivered by U.S. Mail. And now you can download the app, which lets you send postcards right from your iPhone—brilliant for staying in touch with family elders and the luddites in your karass. (And we have Postcardly to thank for Bear.)
(Their Facebook profile features Karass progenitor Rob Dalton and fam—go share your story!)
We're happy to announce we've won our third straight RFP, this one for creating a new web presence for the law firm Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, champions of justice for more than 40 years (they seriously walk the walk). We've already crafted SGB's core story and logo, and now we'll build upon that twin-nucleus to create a website that's as engaging and inspiring as the firm itself.
In other news, change is afoot—we're gearing up to evolve our presence in this marvelous, bewildering media wilderness.
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
We're back to full strength—Ariel has returned from maternity leave, Bob from New Orleans, and Bear from his winter yurt deep in the Olympics, where he finally mastered the banjo.
(Props to Karassmate Dave Estep for the marvelous portraiture and whimsical comminglings.)
Karass has engaged in a collaborative relationship with global architecture and design firm NBBJ—we're partnering with them on an internal project to help them "shape a future that enhances life and inspires human potential and spirit through design."
(We're psyched, because just look at the beauty they bring to this weary wondering world.)
This marvelous shot was captured by Estepworks, collaborating with Karass on the art to grace the new Summit Law Group website (currently in development).
We're back, grateful to be collaborating with such marvelous marmots, and ready to tell a boatload of stories that matter in twenty-thirteen.
The first degree changes everything
College Access Now helps students become the first in their families to attend and graduate from college. We help break down the process into manageable steps; the experience can be daunting when no one in your household has gone through it. Our coaches build relationships with students, offering practical and emotional support for these young trailblazers as they traverse the shifting terrain of applications, financial aid, and family obligations.
But getting into college isn’t enough—we make sure students graduate. We help them choose the right school, create sustainable habits, and prepare for the transition away from family. Our intrepid youth enter college with the tools they need to prosper, as well as the enthusiasm and resilience required to tackle challenges. Until they throw that cap in the air, degree in hand, we’re there to make sure they succeed.
After graduation, our students return as community leaders, living lives in which college becomes an expectation, not a dream. The impact of a college degree is transformative—for students, for their families, and for all of us who benefit from a more informed, empowered society.
We are compelled to comment on something we witnessed this week: while waiting through endless advertisements to see "Skyfall," two movie trailers in a row closed with the same cliché: You gotta be kidding me. Which we'd expect from "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters."
But how does something derived from the hallowed prose of Tolkein get whittled down to such tripe? We'd expect more from "The Hobbit," Mr. Jackson. (Though we can't wait for the movie.)
Consider this a call to arms, marmots: be bold, speak clearly, have something real to say.