On Tuesday, May 5th, Press Pass TV presented at the 12th annual Social Innovation Showcase as a 2015 cohort member of the Social Innovation Forum. After being selected as finalists on two social issue tracks, Press Pass won the “Pathways to Education, Employment and Training for Opportunity Youth” track, sponsored by the State Street Foundation. This was an exciting opportunity for the org to present their unique business model to over 300 impact investors, potential clients, volunteers and board members.
Press Pass TV educates, employs and empowers youth from all backgrounds through media education, production, and character development. In their Network(ed) program they partner with an incredible array of teaching artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to bring photography, video, design, music and dance programming to schools and organizations. Through the Media Leadership Institute (MLI), they provide youth with intensive character development workshops and paid opportunities to tell the stories of their communities as well as take on higher paid clients as they increase their skills.
Amidst all this excitement, Press Pass has also moved! The organization is now a part of the ArtRox Collaborative, curates a space with partners from Discover Roxbury and the Future Boston Alliance. You can find these organizations, rental units and the shared workspace in the geographical center of Boston, right in Dudley Square across from the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, the new Boston Public School headquarters.
This Boston based nonprofit may be local, but they now provide programming all over New England. In addition to their programs in Greater Boston, Worcester and Holyoke, Press Pass is now collaborating with Unified Solutions and the Salvation Army in Providence, Rhode Island. For more information on events, how to get involved or to bring their networking of possibilities to a school or institution near you, go to www.presspasstv.org or email Reggie Williams, Community Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.