GLIDE is a radically inclusive church, a social justice organization, a movement for change and San Francisco’s premier provider of innovative services for marginalized populations. Founded over 50 years ago by Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, GLIDE offers comprehensive support to San Francisco’s poor and homeless communities to help them overcome the barriers of poverty, violence, addiction, dependency and low self-worth.

THE PROJECT

The GLIDE Living Legacy Project aims to capture and celebrate the spirit of GLIDE’s impact over the past 50 years and simultaneously cast a vision for GLIDE’s future that will be co-created with the help of GLIDE staff, clients, donors, volunteers, and other San Franciscans. Through a rich visual storytelling initiative with video, photography and other online and real-world media, GLIDE Living Legacy will highlights the past, present, and the future of GLIDE’s legacy.

Creative Director 

Project Management 

Video Co-Director 

Photography 

Microsite Design Strategy  

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GLIDE Founders Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani brought me onboard to manage all major elements of the project from production and project management, to the projects' strategic and creative elements. The project ultimately become a robust visual storytelling project which gave me the opportunity to toggle between content creator (photos, video, text), digital strategist, and project manager.

PROJECT MICROSITE

The GLIDE Living Legacy microsite showcases professionally produced videos and photography whose content explores the community's connection to the values of GLIDE. The site provides an interactive component, allowing for visitors to share their personal connection with GLIDE's values. 

VIDEO SERIES

We explored the core values of GLIDE in a series of interview based videos with the GLIDE Founders and the broader GLIDE community. The results were powerful!

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

As an extension of the project's video series, we photographed over 100 subjects and asked them how GLIDE's core values show up in their lives. The microsite showcases a selection of images and quotes from this series. 

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