Ms. Karen Storek
CEO & Founder
New Parents Network
Mr. Martin Picazzo
IT Support Analyst
PRESS RELEASE – February, 24, 2015
ONE INDIVIDUAL MAKES HUGE DONATION TO LOCAL 27 YEAR OLD NON-PROFIT NEW PARENTS NETWORK – OTHER NON-PROFITS CAN BENEFIT TOO
- Tucson, Arizona
What started out as a group project at the MIS department of the Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona, evolved into a one person daunting venture to totally redesign the database and design of New Parents Network’s web site for www.npn.org , also accessible at www.newparentsnetwork.org and on Twitter @newparentsnetwo for quick parenting tips.
When the Eller group dispersed for the summer, one member decided to take on finishing the project himself, not only because it was a challenge to complete the remaining 90%, but Martin Picazzo had such a passion for learning the process of going from step 1 to the completion of a complex web site. Martin says, “I recently got married and may one day have children. Not only was I working on New Parents Network’s web site as a technological challenge, but I’ve come to learn how important being an informed parent is. Truly, families are shaping the future of our planet by influencing their children, and that is so monumental.”
New Parents Network was founded in 1988 by Karen Storek, who remains the only full-time employee and is advised by a board of directors and an advisory committee. Karen found Martin, as other non-profits may, through the Students Consulting for Non-Profits (SCNO) at the Eller School of Business, whose mission is to help non-profits develop new strategies to help them move forward.
“I’m so grateful for SCNO’s and ultimately Martin’s help since there is no way that New Parents Network could have accomplished this on our own; we just didn’t have the resources. I encourage local non-profits to take advantage of the Eller’s SCNO. It is such a great community resource,” says Karen Ana Gonzales Lewis of Co-op Web helped with the hosting process.
New Parents Network invites all local health care agencies, social services and other non-profits which help families to have a listing (including brochures, photos, maps, etc.) on the newly designed www.npn.org. Foundations, corporations and individuals may contribute financial resources to NPN so it is able to add more information. We also welcome individuals in the community whom have skills to join our advisory committee or our board.