Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy
Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy

From the Post-Tribune: Dr. Tony Bennett, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, acknowledges state senator Earline Rogers during a grand opening ceremony for the Roosevelt College and Career Academy in Gary Wednesday Aug. 15, 2012. | Andy Lavalley~Sun-Times Media

More often than not, I am extremely blessed to get to work on projects that are very rewarding.

This happened again recently with the makeover and relaunch of Roosevelt High School (now Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy) in Gary, Ind. This school had been failing in achievement, test scores, and many other vital educational areas for years, so the state of Indiana took over the school and hired a Knoxville-based educational management company to bring the school back to its former glory.

As you can see in the video below, the school is a stone’s throw from the home of the infamous Jackson family, and though Michael Jackson didn’t attend Roosevelt, three of his brothers did and were present during a press event for the school this summer. The Jackson 5 performed one of their first talent shows in the Roosevelt auditorium!

My involvement in this huge turnaround story? Moser Visuals has been working on the new image for the school, designing graphic and print products for EdisonLearning, Inc. to use in it’s re-branding effort to improve the school. You can see some of those materials in the image above, which is from the school’s grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

I’m also designing a new website for the school to use for enrollment, students, and keeping alumni like the Jacksons involved.

I love stories like this and it is very rewarding to work on projects that help improve the lives and futures of kids. It’s why I work so closely with the Chadasha Foundation, and it’s incredible that I’m able to help a group of kids in Gary, Ind. that will most-likely never think about how their banners, posters, website, and more were created, but I sure hope they enjoy and make the most of their new academic home.

NBC Chicago: Michael Jackson’s Brothers Receive Keys to Gary

Links:
New education era begins at Roosevelt
EdisonLearning makes transition into Gary’s Roosevelt