EDUCATION OUTSIDE THE BOX. Addressing the social and emotional needs of the community through a series of public engagement workshops, events and lectures. The mission is to bridge the gap between education and community through unique partnerships and grant funding to provide free or low-cost workshops. Events activate community dialogue on topics on identity, culture, representation through the exploration of art-making materials.
EMPOWERING YOUTH ONE FILM AT A TIME. Teaching media, culture and community to San Diego youth since 2005. A Pacific Arts Movement production whose mission is to empower local high school students to learn the art of documentary filmmaking. Students learn how to operate video cameras, editing programs and produce their own documentary film.
PHOTO EDUCATION CAN CHANGE LIVES. The AjA Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in San Diego, California. Utilizing participatory photography methods and an assets-based model, AjA’s programs transform youth and communities. Since its founding, AjA has provided long-term, community-based programming for over 2000 individuals, and has shared visual narratives with over 1 million viewers through large-scale public exhibits.