Stop motion Animation Curriculum and Workshop


Stop Motion Animation Curriculum for a workshop put on at Little Tokyo Service Center created by corps member Tiffany Otoya.

Outreach Presentation Outline & Resources

Squeaky Wheel

A general outline for giving a presentation or workshop for outreach purposes created by corps member Goda Trakumaite. Also included is a list of questions for a media creation and media literacy workshop that she often gives at the end of her presentations.

Podcasting and Storytelling Curriculum


The first chapter of DIY Radio: Podcast This! a storytelling for internet radio and podcasting curriculum created by corps member Melissa Niiya

Social Media Workshop Curriculum


A Social Media Curriculum created by Corps member Melissa Niiya for a train-the-trainers with small business counsellors workshop at the Little Tokyo Service Center in California.


VISTA Name: 
Sheveeta Shepard
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Project Description: 

Sheveeta will further our mission by assisting with our workshops for non-profits, managing and updating our database of members, and updating our website and listserve.

Project Outcome: 

The work our VISTA is doing with our database and outreach is a major function to CTOC’s mission. As a consortium, keeping in contact with our members, keeping them updated to local policies, and positioning them to network together and exchange ideas and practices is reliant on constant and continuous communication with the membership base.

Our project has completed 5 workshops which covered the topics of IT fundraising for non-profits, education and advocacy surrounding local and state cable franchise issues in Los Angeles, disability and access issues, social enterprising for non-profits, and digital storytelling. In each of our workshops, our VISTA was implemental in outreaching to attendees and presenters, updating our website information and list-serv, and follow-up on evaluations of attendees.

CTOC has made major changes to the website, moving it to a new server and expanding the previous capabilities to include membership capabilities, a discussion forum, and more resources for local organizations to aid CTOC in its networking and outreach capacities. The VISTA has helped to keep the site updated with upcoming CTOC workshops and events, as well as making the site more user friendly by changing the layout of the page and adding visual pictures. Our VISTA has also aided in managing the list-serv and adding new members.

CTOC held a local logo contest for youth. This project was suggested and created by our VISTA who wrote a proposal, created the contest criteria, and outreached to local organization who worked with youth in digital media.

Race & Ethnicity Youth Workshop


A youth workshop created by corps member Molly Higgins for the Coalition for Asian Pacific American Youth in Boston, MA. This is one of 14 workshops Molly created as part of her Asian American Studies curriculum.

Farmer-to-Farmer Moments


A total of six Farmer-to-Farmer Moments filmed and edited by corps member John Dorman.

These short vignettes are from farmers in their own words, covering topics such as marketing and enterprise selection. The topics are Farm Financials, Crop Planning and Production, Enterprise Selection, Marketing, and Intro to Small Business. All of these videos are on-line at:

WGXC/Prometheus Radio Station Barnraising

September 24, 2010 - September 26, 2010
Hudson, NY

For our 12th radio barnraising, Prometheus is joining forces with WGXC 90.7 FM! WGXC, Hands-on Radio is a community-powered media project of the transmission arts organization free103point9. What makes this barnraising like no other barnraising we’ve held before? Our partnership with WGXC will be our very first full power radio barnraising - at over 3000 watts, WGXC will reach nearly 80,000 people in two New York counties.

FTC Workshop on the Future of Journalism

March 9, 2010 - March 10, 2010
Washington, DC

The Federal Trade Commission will hold its second two-day workshop on the future of journalism March 9-10, 2010, in Room 432 of the FTC Headquarters at 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. The agenda and information about the workshop can be found at

Megapolis Audio Festival

May 14, 2010 - May 16, 2010
Baltimore, MD

The Megapolis Festival is an annual, weekend-long celebration of the craft of DIY audio creation. Artists, documentarians, musicians, and fans come together to share secrets on producing and presenting challenging audio works online, on-air, and on the stage.

Transmission Project