Our Services

These are just some of the many services we provide free of charge to small non-profit organizations just like you.

Website Design and Hosting

We will design and host a website based on your specifications.

Webapp Development

We design webapps built to our client's specific needs.

Digital Presence

We offer a consultation on how to improve your social media use and SEO.

About Us

The partnerships we establish with the community allow Penn State Behrend the opportunity to exchange information with external audiences and reach out to the community by providing non-profit organizations in the Erie region with complimentary web and database planning, development, and maintenance services while providing Penn State Behrend students with practical Web development experience.

Our Mission

To engage organizations in Erie and surrounding communities with students and faculty in the Black School of Business.  The objectives of this engagement are to provide the students opportunities to apply their knowledge to real business problems, to offer our faculty expertise to benefit the business and nonprofit community, and to positively impact organizational goals and growth through innovative projects.

Background

Founded in 2001, Partnership Erie (PE) was established to provide nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania an opportunity to launch an online presence without the significant expense of hiring and IT staff and technical consultation. Partnership Erie, an outreach program of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College was established to provide complimentary web planning, development, hosting, and maintenance services to the nonprofit community.                                                       

Penn State Behrend is committed to serve individuals, organizations, and communities across the Commonwealth. The partnerships we establish with the community allow Penn State Erie the opportunity to exchange information with external audiences and reach out to the community by identifying organizational web needs, and the opportunity to plan and develop an approach to electronically presenting and marketing the non-profit organization. Students learn practical skills and citizenship through this experiential learning opportunity.

The process begins through “Learning by Doing” projects in MIS 387, the Web Design and Administration course, where real world projects are completed applying technology skills and citizenship opportunities. Potential clients are identified and information about the scope of the project is collected.  Most of the clients are non-profit organizations with limited financial or technical resources. Students are assigned to web development teams when they meet with the client and learn about the organization and the specific requirements of the project. The required deliverables for this project include planning, design, development, strategic planning and marketing for future growth.  Students who complete with other teams then present the website and strategic plan to the clients and their representatives. Once the client chooses a specific website or a combination of the websites presented, the project is given to an intern who will develop the site within a content management system. The intern works directly with the client to complete the development in a content management system, assist in setting up website hosting, and train the client how to update the site.  In addition, the interns work with the client to assist with questions they may have on an ongoing basis.

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Get in Touch

Your best chance at reaching us is with the contact form on the right.

Find us at the office

Burke Center 273 
5101 Jordan Rd.
Erie, PA 16563

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Dr. Kathleen Noce 
+1 (814) 898-6508
Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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