Empowering Family Values

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Photo courtesy of the Socialist Party, Brixton, United Kingdom, 1981.
Photo courtesy of the Socialist Party, Brixton, United Kingdom, 1981.

Providing people with the resources and information needed to understand barriers to success is a key step in working toward positive social change so that strategies can be developed to remove or diminish those barriers. The Race Equality Foundation (REF), based out of the United Kingdom, is one organization that has done outstanding work in understanding the root causes of disadvantage and discrimination. The foundation produces a wealth of evidence-based research on a number a different topics affecting marginalized communities and makes these resources readily available to volunteers, practitioners and policy makers. Their research gives everyday people a set of skills and best practices that can help us overcome the obstacles of racism. Specifically, they concentrate on disseminating knowledge through educational workshops on the issues of health care, housing, social care and parenting support.

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Cultivate the Next Generation

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On location for the Progressive Pupil production Black and Cuba at the Amnesty International offices in Washington, DC.
Our internship program in action and on location for a Black and Cuba production shoot at the Amnesty International offices in Washington, DC. From left to right: Principal Organizer, Robin J. Hayes; Cinematographer, Marisa Wong; Community Outreach Intern, Folashade Kornegay.

Progressive Pupil’s interns are taking their first steps toward careers in non-profit leadership, documentary filmmaking and digital media design. These dedicated young people want to use their talent and intelligence to transform their communities.

Our internship program, which is in its second year, is one of the ways we make Black studies for everybody. Your support will help us continue to mentor and affirm dedicated youth who are making a difference. Donate now to encourage young people to be the change you want to see.  All donations are tax-deductible.

Support our Interns

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Interns Malikah Shabazz and Folashade Kornegay look over a Black Facts Calendar before a work in progress screening of Black and Cuba at La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem.
Interns Malikah Shabazz and Folashade Kornegay look over a Black facts calendar before a work in progress screening of Black and Cuba at La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem.

This internship opened my eyes and showed me my potential. I am eternally grateful.

Progressive Pupil’s internship program offers professional development and hands-on experience for youth from communities that are underrepresented in nonprofit leadership, documentary filmmaking and digital media design and/or who are committed to promoting diversity in these fields. This program is one of the ways we make Black studies for everybody.

Unlike many internship and apprenticeship opportunities in these fields, our internship positions are paid. This opens the door for young people who need to support themselves while they are in school to take their first steps toward fulfilling their dreams of contributing to their communities while working as activists, filmmakers and interactive designers. The program is in its second year and your support will help us continue to mentor and affirm talented, committed youth who want to make a difference. Donate now and encourage youth to be the change you want to see.

Outreach and Engagement Assistant

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Pro-Voting Female Demonstrators

Does social media rule your life? Progressive Pupil is offering an Outreach and Engagement Internship for an undergraduate or graduate student in New York City this Spring 2013. Progressive Pupil makes Black studies for everybody by creating and sharing documentary film and digital media projects. The organization is a public engagement project headed by Professor Robin J. Hayes at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist staff with writing and editing of Progressive Pupil’s blog
  • Help with Social Media Outreach and Education on Facebook and Twitter
  • Provide general administrative assistance to staff

To apply, please send a resume, 1 page maximum writing sample and links to any social media you manage (Facebook, Twitter, personal blog, etc.) to progressivepupil@beautifulmes.com by January 30.