The Dale Tran’s New Year’s Day of Giving is a YUIT Comms tradition. We support our community by visiting a Kaladi Brothers Cafe every January 1. Each year, Kaladi Brothers donates 100% of coffee drink sales to a local charity on New Year’s Day. This year the recipient is Forget Me Not Grief Center of Alaska. The Grief Center provides a supportive environment for children, teens, and those who support
Eat, drink and be scary! Team YUIT Comms loves Halloween. We had a great time dressing up, laughing with each other and of course playing with the lighting in our studio and posing for the shoot. Fun Fact: Where does the word Halloween come from? "Hallow" means holy person and the word "Halloween" comes from All Hallows' Eve and means "hallowed evening."
Who's using social media anyway? We hear it all the time: Facebook is for grandma, Twitter is for politicos, Snapchat is for tweens, Pinterest is for stay-at-home moms, Instagram is for influencers, YouTube is just videos, TikTok is for dancing, Twitch is for gamers, etc. These labels, while a stereotype, touch on the reality that most people are participating in social media daily, weekly, and monthly. "Social media has become an integral
I was recently walking through downtown Anchorage. The sun was out, flowers were in full bloom and people were out enjoying themselves. It looked like the downtown I remember and was fulfilling to see our community thriving after a tough season. Alas, it’s not over. COVID-19 cases are on the rise again. Cases are increasing and there are reports of spikes in communities across Alaska. Additionally, several hospital administrators expressed concern
Bridging divides with one face at a time. Nearly a decade ago I volunteered to serve as the communications director for “One Anchorage” — a campaign that sought to persuade Anchorage voters to support a ballot initiative to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s existing nondiscrimination ordinance. Despite a well-funded campaign, numerous volunteers, and a diverse base of support, we came up short on election night. Campaigns are
Amanda Gorman's Poem Dr. Biden, Madam Vice President, Mr. Emhoff, Americans, and the world. When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea. We must wade. We've braved the belly of the beast. We've learned that quiet isn't always peace. And the norms and notions of what just is, isn't always justice. And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it. Somehow we do it. Somehow
Team Yuit is proud to launch the Conquer COVID Coalition! Bringing business, healthcare and Alaska Native organizations together for a common goal - getting Alaskans across the COVID finish line. The Conquer COVID Coalition is made up of Alaskan businesses, healthcare organizations, Alaska Native organizations, community leaders, and everyday Alaskans – working side-by-side to defeat the pandemic. The sooner we come together and achieve this goal, the sooner we can