Community Outreach Materials
TASC can help communities that need information about pressing environmental issues. We create easy-to-use fact sheets, maps and other materials for communities. We also translate documents into other languages to make sure everyone can use them.
Case Study: Updated Information Materials Provide Key Housing Resource in Ohio
The Cleveland Tenants Organization’s mission is to preserve and expand the supply of safe, affordable and accessible rental housing in Cleveland, Ohio. The organization provides environmental health education and renters rights materials to tenants. To provide helpful information to tenants with low literacy, the organization requested TASC’s assistance in updating and redesigning its information materials. Topics included: controlling roaches, controlling asthma, carbon monoxide safety, moisture and mold, and general tenants’ rights.
We revised the materials to convey the information in plain language using a visually compelling layout. We also translated the materials into Spanish to increase community access. The materials’ everyday language and helpful graphics meant tenants were more likely to read and use the information. With these resources at their disposal, tenants in Cleveland have greater control over their quality of life.
Community materials developed under the TASC program for the Cleveland environmental health education project: