Goodjoe: Celebrating City Year’s mission through design

Inspired by the words and colors of the City Year logo, I designed a t-shirt for a contest in honor of City Year’s mission at

If my design is chosen, I will use the prize money to help purchase 120 t-shirts for the students of the after school program at Dorsa Elementary.

The t-shirts would be given out as presents during their graduation from the City Year program in June.

The design was particularly inspired by my service as a first year corps member at City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley.

The radiant California sun sets on a city skyline. The skyline consists not of silhouettes of buildings, rather of the many people constituting a city. The silhouettes have been chosen to convey a sense of friendship, mentorship, and community.

The sunset also represents the passage of time and speaks to the timely need of intervention in education as well as the significant amount of time during the year that a corps member dedicates towards that intervention. The simple white text expresses all this succinctly with “City Year.”

So, I encourage you to support the contest by voting. Site registration is quick and voting is simple way to support our service and reward the children. The contest ends on ends Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11:59 PST.

Once the design is chosen, the t-shirts will be for sale to the general public, with half of all proceeds benefiting City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley.

Vote for my design here.

Dan Maurath, Corps Member CYSJ


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