Project Achieve, The New York Blood Center
From 1997 to 1998 Jay Harper was on the Community Advisory Board ofProject Achieve, a division of The New York Blood Center that conducts HIV prevention research, including clinical trials of HIV vaccines.
Dan Wong designed the corporate identity for Project Achieve's men's center as well as several print ads that were used to publicize the start of a new study. This work has been highlighted in the Slicksurface Showcase.
North Shore Animal League
From 1994 to 1996 Jay Harper developed and maintained the primary production database application for the North Shore Animal League (NSAL), the world's largest animal adoption agency.
The application is a lean, straightforward, client-server application that can run on low-end hardware and be easily understood by workers with minimal training, yet it can quickly deliver information about more than 350,000 pets and their owners, and handle the transactions necessary for processing more than 30,000 new adoptions each year.
During 1991 to 1993, when The Center for Children and Families opened Safe Space, a center for homeless and runaway adolescents in Times Square, Jay Harper was instrumental in setting up the center's data collection procedures. He worked with the director of the center to formulate an intake survey that was acceptable to their clients, and he programmed a custom database in which they could track the data. (The Center for Children and Families has since renamed its entire organization Safe Space.)