Downtown Streets Team

They help fight homelessness by providing housing and job opportunities to their clients. Downtown Streets Team is ending homelessness by restoring the dignity and rebuilding the lives of unhoused men and women. Serving the community through work teams prepares members for permanent employment and housing.

Our Big Wins in 2015

  • A New Responsive Theme – Downtown Streets Team got a brand new theme for their wordpress site & also a custom made platform to manage volunteering online.
  • Social Media Campaigns – We helped Downtown Streets Team create five social media campaigns consisting of a custom graphic, a video, tweets and Facebook posts.
  • Printed Collateral – The print team worked like crazy to meet our deadlines and went above and beyond delivering some awesome pieces of print collateral.

I for one am so proud of the work we created between the Zurbians and Downtown Streets Team and excited to put it to good use. Their expertise in design and the many different technologies required to give us a complete facelift, not to mention their dedication, made the 24 hours a huge success. Most of all, they were a blast to work with and our staff had some great bonding time.

Chris Richardson - Regional Director at Downtown Streets Team



What We Accomplished in 24 hours

  • Brand new branding and illustrations to match
  • A thank you mailer
  • An 11 x 17 poster
  • A trifold brochure
  • A flyer
  • A bus ad
  • A sandwich sign
  • An employment brochure
  • A comprehensive content overhaul
  • A new custom WordPress theme
  • A volunteer management platform
  • An email newsletter template
  • Five targeted social campaigns consisting of a video, five graphics, 5 tweets and 5 Facebook posts
  • Landing page and email copy

It was fantastic to work with such a passionate team and for such a worthy cause. The Downtown Streets Team were really engaged throughout the whole 24-hrs and knowing how important this is to them kept us all going strong to the finish.

John Leenane – Partner at ZURB

Ending Homelessness Through the Dignity of Work

We began our eighth ZURB Wired by breaking both teams up into small groups to come up with a volume of ideas. After narrowing down a visual direction, print materials and later a website were created. Working 24 straight hours, we created a brand new responsive website, posters, brochures, postcards, flyers and even bus ads to help give Downtown Streets Team enough marketing materials to last for months.

Downtown Streets Team is celebrating 10 years of helping the homeless transform their lives through their unique work and community beautification programs, in addition to providing assistance with housing, medical care and education.

We guided Downtown Streets Team through the same design process and methods we use in our Studios work. Our goal with Wired: to help nonprofits, such as Downtown Streets Team, learn how to do more with less and mobilize in shorter bursts. When you work in smaller teams and in short bursts, you can accomplish amazing things!