OPL Education Foundation

The Omicron Phi Lambda Education Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization that provides scholarships, conducts forums on teen pregnancy prevention, encourages youth to finish high school and to pursue a college education, supports voter awareness and registration drives, cancer awareness activities, and other educational activities. Founded in 1996, the OPL Education Foundation is operated by members of the Omicron Phi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

This project was one of a few “pro bono” projects that I’ve done as a way to give back to the community. As a small non-profit organization where I serve on the board, I was well aware of the goals and responsibilities that the Foundation upheld, and so the job was an easy one.The goal for the project was to share information about the programs and service conducted by the Foundation and provide contact information for those willing to help or donate.

I began the project with the end in mind; I’d be using WordPress as the CMS for the site, so as I finished the design work and prepared to move into development, the workflow was a little different than if I were simply coding a static site. The baseline was done in HTML5 and once transition into the WordPress template file system was complete and tested, the site was ready for launch. The rest of the board was pleased with the results and the opportunities to share the foundation’s mission with others through the site.