OTHER INITIATIVES

 

UR4AFRICA:

A media group based in Lagos (Nigeria) that strives to create innovative African content and provide a space for creative learning. We provide production services to individuals, companies, and organizations for events and promos; while developing programs around media to schools and local communities.

Founded in 2007, this media group and community organization sets out to tell a different african narrative while providing a space for conversations about issues concerning Africa and Africans, now.

We provide access to tools, resources, opportunities and services with the goal of creating new stories about Africa and encouraging the development of useful skills for the youth, women and communities who participate in our various programs.

Our Public Art Nigeria program is a series of workshops lead by local artists and artists who live outside of Nigeria and/or Africa - we work in public and private schools. The program runs 3 times a year in the spring summer and fall.

 

BRIC Arts Media:

BRIC Arts Media, best known as BRIC, is a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, New York, and founded in 1979.  Its mission is to present cultural programming that reflects Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity. They also provide resources to launch, nurture and showcase artists and media makers, including free and low-cost facilities and education for people of all ages. 

 

Generation PRX:

Generation PRX is an organization that supports youth-produced radio. They help youth radio groups share their work through the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), providing a space for training and feedback, and bring youth stations to PRX to listen, license, and ultimately, broadcast their content. 

 

Global Action Project:

Founded in 1991, Global Action Project (G.A.P.) has provided media-arts and leadership education for thousands of youth living in underserved communities across New York City and the country. G.A.P.’s core program is called Urban Voices. It consists of several distinctive after-school projects that combine best practices in youth development with media-arts training and social justice values. Urban Voices offers youth trainings in media analysis and production, leadership and self-expression, as well as access to public forums and venues, and meaningful connections to communities working for change. 

 

Center for Urban Pedagogy:

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. CUP collaborates with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities to make educational tools that demystify complex policy and planning issues. We believe that increasing understanding of how these systems work is the first step to better, more equitable, and more diverse community participation. 

 

REEL LIVES:

Reel Lives uses media to support education, empowerment and social change. Our approach consists of an integrated set of programming that achieves both depth and breadth of service. Each participant in the Core Program shoots and edits an individual, non-fiction film related to a personal human rights issue. Through the process of making these films, our youth are supported in engaging with their own lives in a unique way, and in experiencing the catharsis of an informal, but powerful, art therapy structure.

 

Radio Rookies:

Radio Rookies is a WNYC initiative that provides teenagers with the tools and training to create radio stories about themselves, their communities and their world. Since 1999, Radio Rookies has been conducting workshops across New York City, in predominantly under-resourced neighborhoods, training young people to use words and sounds to tell true stories. The Rookies’ documentaries air during Morning Edition on WNYC (93.9FM/ AM820 and WNYC.org) and online at wnyc.org. 

 

The Lamp:

The Prevention PSA program is a partnership between The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) and Immigrant Social Services, Inc (ISS). The LAMP is a nonprofit organization bringing 21st-century learning skills to youth, parents and educators throughout New York City, and ISS is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in the Greater Chinatown and Lower East Side communities. 

 

The university of Orange:

The University of Orange is an educational initiative based in Orange, NJ. They are dedicated to lifelong learning, civic engagement, and urban restoration. Volunteers teach free classes open to students of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of subjects. They also offer urbanism programs to teach everyone how to be a part of the process of making cities just and beautiful.