Proven success in education, writing, and development

 

As a creative writer and editor for both nonprofit and business clients, I have written articles for numerous publications, copy for direct mail pieces (brochures, postcards, letters, etc.), advertising campaigns, newsletters, websites, and press releases; speeches for business executives; and successful grant applications for various fundraising efforts. I have helped to bring in over $2 million dollars to nonprofit institutions, through both grantwriting and fundraising. I also provide educational consulting services for students and their families. Clients include:

 

  • Amherst College

  • Arielle Arts

  • Bronte Moon

  • Concord Direct

  • DirectMail.com

  • Glenelg Country School

  • Holton-Arms School

  • Howard County Public School System

  • Jewish Community Day School of RI

  • Lincoln School

  • Pilates Fitness Studio

  • The Providence Promise: A Pathway to College

  • Skate For Joy

  • Wheeler School

"Her superior work ethic coupled with a timely sense of humor makes any collaboration with her outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any company or organization that is results driven."      - Carolyn Drumm

       Executive Director,

       Skate for Joy 

"Lauri is motivated, sincere, and efficient.... Her approach to any task she undertakes is, "I can do that!" I love her attitude, her professionalism, and her intellect."

         - Prue Ronneberg

           Health & Wellness Professional

Subscription-based Inventing Heron uses storytelling to help students with their career path

Article - Fresh Approach

This article about a story-based career exploration site appeared in the August 2019 issue of East Side Monthly magazine.

College Students Give Back with GoPeer

Article - One on One

This article about nationwide tutoring service GoPeer appeared in the July 2019 issue of East Side Monthly magazine.

Article - Kid's Lit is Big

A preview of the 15th annual Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors, this cover article appeared in the October 2018 issue of East Side Monthly magazine. 

Article - Can a Shower Change a Life?

A description of the new Shower to Empower mobile shower unit to serve the homeless population in Providence, RI. Published in the June 2018 issue of Providence Monthly magazine. 

When it comes to technology and young children, how much time is too much? Appeared in the September 2017 issue of East Side Monthly magazine. 

Article - An App for the Future of Reading

Brown University alum Cliff Weitzman has reimagined reading and technology software for students with learning differences. Feature Article, East Side Monthly Magazine, June 2017

Article - The Death of Cursive

Should schools continue to teach cursive in an increasingly digital world? Published in the May 2017 issue of East Side Monthly magazine.

Article - Educational Investments

Making early childhood care an asset can have benefits for later in life. Published in the March 2017 issue of East Side Monthly magazine. 

Article - Why Information Literacy Matters

Published in the February 2017 issue of East Side Monthly magazine

Article - Is the Advanced Placement Program Losing its Luster?

Published in the December 2016 issue of East Side Monthly magazine

Article - The South County Charter School Debate

Published in the October 2016 issue of SO Rhode Island magazine

Article - Reading Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Published in August 2016 issue of East Side Monthly magazine

Article - Do All RI Students Have a Right to Recess?

Published in the July 2016 issue of East Side Monthly magazine

Article - Halting Summer Learning Loss in Providence

Published in the June 2016 issue of East Side Monthly magazine

Article - Project GOAL (Soccer as a Vehicle to Success)

Written for the May 2016 issue of East Side Living magazine, this article discusses the nonprofit program Project GOAL. Based in Rhode Island, this organization supports the academic and personal development of disadvantaged youth through after-school tutoring and soccer-related programs. 

Article/Exhibit Review

Article written for K Magazine about the "Wonders of Wool" exhibit at the American Textile History Museum

Article - What if College Isn't Necessary?

Article for the Education Matters column in East Side Living magazine's November 2015 issue. 

Article/Interview

Interview with Ryan Harrington of the Tribeca Film Institute for the Kering Foundation. 

School Admissions Flyer

Created this flyer for realtors to include in relocation packages for families moving to the area. Developed the concept, helped stage the photo, and wrote all copy. 

Admissions Postcard 1

Copywriting for postcard advertising an Open House for this all-girls school. Aimed at students interested in grades 6 - 12. 

Direct Mail postcard

Copywriting for this two-sided postcard from a company providing custom corporate training in Microsoft Office suite. 

Advertisement

Provided copywriting and photography for this newspaper and magazine advertisement for a pluralistic Jewish day school. 

Admissions Brochure

Wrote the copy for this admissions brochure for the Jewish Community Day School of RI. The multi-fold brochure opened like a scroll. 

Admissions Postcard 2

Copywriting for this Open House postcard for an all-girls school. Aimed at families interested in Nursery - grade 5.

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