Apply to become a Community Partner

Through our Community Partner Program, students get to work with small and big charities, businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups and everything in between. Through this enriching experience, we guide them on how to best communicate with clients to help them gain the skills required for leading client-facing projects.

If you are out to create an impact in the world, and are looking for a website, an app, or a marketing strategy, RED students are coached and trained to work with you as their client, to produce industry-quality work.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

268

BUSINESS AREAS

4

The students were proactive, effective with the project. They built something relevant to our needs and made great recommendations. They provided us with something that is useful in the real world that can (and will) be implemented.

Jill Greenwood, Kabuni, Former Community Partner

How it works.

Step 1

Is Your Project Eligible?

Website? App? Marketing? How can we help your organization? There are few different types of projects for which you can apply. Browse the examples of past projects, and answer the two questions in the section above to see how we can help you.

Step 2

Submit Your Application

If you think that your project is a fit, you can apply immediately by filling out the appropriate form in the section above.

Step 3

Get Your Project Approved

Once your application has been submitted, our instructors will review and select the projects which are a better fit for our students and you will be notified accordingly.

Step 4

Meet The Instructors

If your project is selected, you will be invited to come meet the instructors at our Community Partners kickoff session. During this meeting, they will give you more details on what to expect, and guide you through the next steps.

What do you need help with?

We want help with our digital marketing

Digital Marketing

Students create a digital marketing strategy specifically for a business that sells products or services online. The focus of the strategy is to increase online sales transactions through website optimization, content and social media strategies and paid advertising.

Expected possible deliverables include a digital marketing campaign strategy including an audit of your website and SEO, and recommendations of a content, social media, email and digital advertising strategy. The students deliver the strategy in both a presentation and a written consultation report.

Students create an inbound marketing strategy specifically for B2Bs. The focus of the strategy is to increase lead generation through website and SEO optimization, content, social media and email nurturing strategies.

Expected possible deliverables are an inbound marketing strategy including an audit of your website and current content, as well as recommendations of a content, social media, email, SEO, and lead nurturing strategy. The students deliver the strategy in both a presentation and a written consultation report.

Students will meet with you to scope the project based on business objectives you have identified, and their project timeline. Students will create a digital marketing strategy that prioritizes key digital channels to meet the specific needs of your project or organization.

We want help designing and/or developing a website

Web Design

This project is perfect for non-profits, entrepreneurs, start-ups and organizations seeking to get a responsive website designed and potentially developed. Our UX & UI design students will work with you to assess your goals, and the goals of the people who will use the website to create a human-centric solution which will bring true value to your organization.

Expected possible deliverables include a high-fidelity prototype of the website for mobile and desktop, brand / digital style guide, logo design, custom iconography, and a final presentation.

Upon the completion of the design sprint, your project may also be selected to be coded by our Web Development students. Selection criteria include the breadth of scope, volume of content, and flexibility to explore with the code.

Expected deliverables include a coded Wordpress website.

We want help designing and/or developing an app

App Design

This project is perfect for non-profits, entrepreneurs, start-ups and organizations seeking to get a mobile app designed and developed. Our UX & UI design students will work with you to assess your goals, and the goals of the people who will use the app to create a human-centric solution which will bring true value to your organization.

Expected possible deliverables include a high-fidelity prototype of the app (wireframes), brand / digital style guide, logo design, custom iconography and a final presentation.

Upon the completion of the design sprint, your project may also be selected to be coded by our App Development students. Selection criteria include the breadth of scope, volume of content, and flexibility to explore with the code.

Expected deliverables include a coded app using React Native.

Interested in finding out more?