Three outstanding youth-serving organizations are teaming up for a fantastic youth health/education/art Summer 2013 project.
Challenge the youth to think about and communicate their own perspectives, through photography and video, on poverty in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, the city poorest neighborhood with the highest concentration of youth.
Challenge the youth to think about and communicate advocacy strategies to address poverty in their neighborhood.
Challenge the policymakers and political leaders to respond to the youth's advocacy.
Educate the youth about the impact of a neighborhood's social conditions on their health and development.
Educate the youth on photography and media skills and techniques.
Produce a high-quality traveling exhibit to increase public awareness about the severe neighborhood conditions that impact our youth's health and development.
Our project's methodology is derived from the PhotoVoice's philosophy of "participatory photography for social change." From PhotoVoice's website:
PhotoVoice’s vision is for a world in which no one is denied the opportunity to speak out and be heard. PhotoVoice’s mission is to build skills within disadvantaged and marginalised communities using innovative participatory photography and digital storytelling methods so that they have the opportunity to represent themselves and create tools for advocacy and communications to achieve positive social change.
UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at SFGH and Center for Health And Risk in Minority Youth and Young Adults (CHARM)
Our project budget is $40,000. We've already raised $20,000! Much thanks to the California Endowment, Joy Ou/Group I, and Jimmy Wu/Shanghai Commercial Bank for their support!
Our friends at the Tenderloin Economic Development Project (TEDP) have pledged to raise $10,000 - thank you TEDP! - leaving us with just $10,000 left to raise.
Funds will be used to pay youths a stipend, staff time at each of the three organzations, a project director to coordinate the three groups and liaison with University of California San Francisco's Center for Health and Risk in Minority youth and adults, photography equipment, workshops and training, and exhibit materials/expenses.
Your support is greatly appreciated. Please help spread the word!
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