GA student helps with redesign of community center

As her award was presented at Greenwich Academy, from left Molly Boskey, visual arts teacher, Emma Osman, Deelia Wadsworth, OGRCC executive director, and Rebecca Walker, head of the Middle School, all posed together.

As her award was presented at Greenwich Academy, from left Molly Boskey, visual arts teacher, Emma Osman, Deelia Wadsworth, OGRCC executive director, and Rebecca Walker, head of the Middle School, all posed together.

As the Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center (OGRCC) marks its 70th year, the organization is working to enhance the current service offering and develop more programming for adults and children and a Greenwich student has lent her hand to help.

According to the OGRCC, this is being done to ensure that the community-based organization continues to meet the needs of the people it serves, now and in the future. Toward that end, the OGRCC has revamped its marketplace presence with a new logo and website.

“We wanted a more modern look for the OGRCC,” CEO Gina Gould said. “Something that was true to our history, by incorporating elements of the old logo, and would convey the breadth of our programs and services. It was also important to involve the community in this effort because they are, after all, the reason for our existence.”

Earlier this year, the OGRCC launched a competition in which members of the community were invited to develop a new logo. Everyone was encouraged to participate — members and non-members, children and adults, students and professionals. There was an impressive number of entries, but as members of the OGRCC board reviewed the submissions there was one that stood out.

Emma Osman, a Greenwich Academy student with a well-developed sense of art and design, worked in art class to render a logo design that was used to develop the official OGRCC logo. Everyone involved in the selection process agreed that Emma’s effort captured the essence of the OGRCC.

Emma’s design also helped to inform development of the new website, on which the logo is prominently featured, that was launched to give the OGRCC a more robust online presence and simplify the information-gathering process. Developed under the supervision of OGRCC board member Suzanne Wind, the new website improves communication between the OGRCC, its membership and the community at large.

“It is easier for site visitors to find what they are looking for and it is easier for us to update the website so that the information is current,” Ms. Wind said.

“We appreciate the efforts of all who submitted logo designs, especially Emma Osman, the ongoing support of our board, particularly Suzanne Wind, and everyone who contributes to making the OGRCC the heart of our community. We couldn’t do it without you,” Ms. Gould said.

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