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Dessert Tasting and other event flyers

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An assortment of outreach flyers and advertisements for events organized by corps member Molly Higgins.

Digital Photography Curriculum

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A photography curriculum created by corps member Tiffany Otoya:

This four-day workshop will give students an introduction to digital photography using a point-and-shoot camera. The class will cover composition, lighting, uploading and organizing your photos on a computer and online, and digital darkroom methods to optimize your images.

Media Program Parent / Student Agreement

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A parent/student agreement contract created by corps member Tiffany Otoya.

Media & Digital Storytelling Invitations

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Flyers advertising various media events created by corps member Tiffany Otoya.

Media Liaison

VISTA Name: 
Guillermo Madrigal
Program Start: 
7/2008
Project Description: 

The Media liaison will manage digital video library, train staff members on video and editing equipment/software, work with teh video instructor to manage the video program. The VISTA will also be working the LTC to film and edit community events that involve young people.

- Create, organize and manage the UTEC video library
- Record, edit and package future UTEC live events for addition to the video library
- Serve as primary contact for multimedia inquiries between UTEC, LTC, and other non-profits
- Assist UTEC graphic design team, as needed
- Attend video training courses as appropriate

Project Outcome: 

- Started UTEC’s digital video library, archiving media from youth video projects
- Coordinated with LTC, the local cable access TV station, to develop youth media projects
- In the process of developing a curriculum and staff training program to continue offering youth media programs

Youth Program Development

VISTA Name: 
John Van Houdt
Program Start: 
6/2007
Project Description: 

John will be helping with outreach for our teen programs. He will be building a base of volunteers and mentors within the community who can work with our teen programs. He will also help to develop new teen activities utilizing information technology and interactive media.

- Develop an active volunteer program for TINCAN’s teen programs
- Recruit business and community members as mentors in TINCAN’s technology and media programs
- Develop internships and activities in web development, e-commerce, video and game development for at risk 13-18 year olds
- Develop and help to implement a program that allows teens who master media skills to work as paid interns at TINCAN
- Help to publicize TINCAN’s teen programs in the community

Youth Media Coordinator

Organization: 
Boston Neighborhood Network
VISTA Name: 
Julie Bohnlein
Program Start: 
1/2007
Project Description: 

Julie will be working with youth to build a youth-lead media production club. Her role will be to help the youth members to establish a program structure, volunteer mentoring and instructional, and production guidelines for youth lead video projects. She will be working closely on these activities with our Multimedia Coordinator. Part of the position requires that she assist in the development of new media/technology curriculum based on past participant evaluations. A major goal is to increase youth participation and leadership to the point that the club is able to produce a once a week program made by teens for cablecast on our channels.

- Assist in further development of BNN’s youth media arts and technology services and training, including assessment, curriculum development and coordination of instructional offerings.
- Outreach to Boston teens, especially at-risk youth, to recruit interest in media-making at BNN. Work with other youth-serving organizations, develop promotional materials (print and video), survey past participants, and assist with planning improvements.
- Develop youth media club to provide regular opportunity for sustainable involvement of youth participants beyond duration of workshops.
- Help identify potential funding sources for club, mentors and training scholarships
- Provide individual assistance to youth and other BNN members as they develop the technical and creative skills necessary to assume leadership roles within the program
- Collaborate with and support youth-based initiatives with community partners and organizations

Youth Program Development

Organization: 
DANEnet
VISTA Name: 
Catherine Moore
Program Start: 
1/2007
Project Description: 

The VISTA will extend the youth programs DANEnet is currently providing. The VISTA will also work with agencies that want to expand their technology needs. In particular the Youth Resource Network, a collaboration of over 35 youth serving agencies and the recipient of the Partners for After School Success program, which has proposed a Web application that will help them coordinate activities. The VISTA will also recruit and organize DANEnet’s first Day of Service.

Youth Program Development

Organization: 
YMCA of Greater Boston
VISTA Name: 
Leena Silverman
Program Start: 
1/2007
Project Description: 

- Successfully apply for and run the MIT/Astronomy project. Includes outreach, volunteer coordinating, and running the program over the summer.
- Successfully run the Kinetic City program. Including familiarizing herself with the curriculum, choosing participants, building relationships with the participants, teaching the class, and creating a presentation of the end result
- Create a CyberY operations binder.
- Create a digital movie with youth/teens about their life experience

Project Outcome: 

VISTA’s major duties included full responsibility of computer lab and resources for the lab.

CTC Program Building

Organization: 
Operation P.E.A.C.E. Boston
VISTA Name: 
Colette Mahoney
Program Start: 
8/2002
Project Description: 

Goals include rolling out a computer skills training program, designing a plan to utilize computers to improve the literacy of students attending our after school program, doing the same with an English as a second language program, and working on community outreach partnership building to raise awareness of our programs so as to attract community and corporate support.

Transmission Project