Premieres, Premieres, Premieres


We have been working on premieres for our summer programming, among other things, for California Voices. My specific role was to create the promotional flyers and postcards. A byproduct was putting the new design for the programs on T-Shirts we ended up giving out to the students who participated in the program.

Comment from Dan Stangl on November 16, 2009 - 8:32pm


Big props on the success of your film premiere. Coordinating one event like that, let alone three, is challenging, so, again, much credit for the great job on promotion and getting the local media involved. The use of industry standard software can be kind of contentious in non-profits, especially as you mentioned for cost reasons, but especially if you're running workshops with youth its usually worth it to splurge on better software to create a skill set that can translate outside the workshop. Hope everything goes well for the Our Latino Voices Film Premiere, the postcard looks great.


This girl has landed!


I flew to Oakland from the Boston PSO at 10:30 pm (I'm a Philly girl so that is 1:30 am my time) and was so tired yet filled with excitement. I can't believe my cat and I made it in one piece! My supervisor from OTX-West (Oakland Technology Exchange) picked me up from the airport. I was missing one of my bags thanks to Delta but that didn't bother me because I was in Cali! My supervisor took me to my co-workers house in Alameda where I would be staying until I find a place. Him and his wife are really cool folks. They've never met me but they offered their home to me. We sat back and talked, ate expensive cheese and drank some wine (now that's my kind of greeting).

Comment from Mike Matthews on January 21, 2007 - 5:51pm

What up ma! See I told you Oakland would treat u nice.  :D  Hope ur bag shows up. My boss' went missing during the pso so don't feel alone. Keep us posted on your pivotal work for the betterment of humanity. -lol 

Comment from dana sou on January 24, 2007 - 1:08pm

Hey you! SO glad you and your cat made it. Good luck with your project!

Comment from Naomi Jimenez on January 24, 2007 - 5:23pm

Hey Dana! Thanks! Yeah my cat and I are doing well. He started eating and drinking again on Saturday night (he was too traumatised to eat for a day or so). I have been trying to get use to the time difference but they say it should take me a week to adjust. Other than that, I am doing well. I hope you are well and I will talk to you soon.



Comment from Naomi Jimenez on January 24, 2007 - 5:28pm

What's up Mike! Oakland is treating me nice. I did get my bag back the next day so that's good. I have been doing a lot to get acquainted with how my job functions so I've been pretty busy. Anywho, I will keep everyone posted on my work here at OTX-West. Later...


Comment from Jessica McCoy on January 31, 2007 - 7:48pm

hey naomi,

Jessica McCoy here, CTC VISTA living and working in Berkeley. We should get dinner/tea/drinks sometime. Also, I'm looking for an apartment right now, too. If you haven't found a place yet, let me know and maybe we can join forces.

Take care,


First Entry... EVER


This is the first official blog that I have ever written, very exciting. I've been here in Boston for nearly 24 hours (another first) for the Pre-Service Orientation. It's been great-- great cruisin', great people, great sight seeing (following the Red Line, you know who you are) and, of course, great blogging. When I leave here tomorrow I will return to San Diego, CA where I was born and raised and will also be serving, although an hour or so away from home. Laura Hanley and I will be living and serving together at a non-profit called Pangea Foundation. The specifics of our duties are still under construction but I'm definitely excited for the possibilities! I'm looking forward to meeting other Vistas in the area and maybe even doing some "social networking" which has gotten a lot of discussion time at the PSO.