Woodlawn Foundation staff members paid a visit to UAB today to check out some very special student work. Students in Doug Barrett’s Intro to Graphic Design class presented potential designs for the organization’s Mobile Parent Resource Center. “I’m glad that the Woodlawn Foundation asked me to get my students involved. It was the perfect opportunity to give them real world experience communicating with a client to complete a design. Not only that but they were also able to learn about Woodlawn and the importance of economic development,” said Barrett.
Woodlawn Foundation will choose 1 of the 15 designs presented as the official design for the Mobile Parent Resource Center, a refurbished school bus that will travel Woodlawn neighborhoods providing information and services to parents in an effort to help them help their children succeed. Woodlawn Education Director Stephen Cockrell remarked, “I’m extremely excited about the project and the change it will bring to the Woodlawn community. We always keep UAB in mind when brainstorming programs and projects and, as we were making plans for the bus, we wanted to get students involved. I was blown away by their work, we’ll definitely have a hard time selecting just one!”
The Mobile Parent Resource Center is set to go on a preview tour throughout Woodlawn by the end of May. Official programming will begin at the start of the 2014-2015 school year along with the implementation of the new Woodlawn Innovation Network (WIN) curriculum.