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Posted on Nov 30, 2011 in GM Street Team, Local, Local Charities, News, Our Work, Street Team News

GoodMakers Street Team: Together, we are stronger! Providing Arts, Athletics and Leadership Training to over 5,000 at-risk youth worldwide. As a commitment to strengthening global communities starting with local initiatives, the GoodMakers Street Team works extensively in our local communities throughout the year, bringing support and visibility to high impact youth projects in partnership with grassroots organizations, schools, church groups and community centers. Through our partnership with arc, the GoodMakers Street Team provides unique after-school enrichment programming to hundreds of Los Angeles public school children ages 6 through 17.  Our programming is in alignment with arc‘s mission to provide after school enrichment and physical education to increase self-confidence, communication skills, teamwork, and community.  GoodMakers Street Team effectively connects with at-risk youth and encourages effort rather than ability, enjoyment rather than winning, as a means of elevating the Champion inside us all....

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Women’s Global Empowerment Fund

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, International, News, Newsletter, Our Films - International, Our Work, Recent Work :, Uganda

Challenge Women’s Global Empowerment Fund provides critical loans, education and resources to women in post-conflict northern Uganda who are rebuilding their lives after horrific ordeals.  WGEF sought GoodMakers assistance with helping to get the word out to a wider audience, and asked if we could film the annual drama festival in Kampala, Uganda. It features many of the women who have been assisted by WGEF and who are now running very successful businesses thanks to the micro-credit program and life skills training offered by WGEF.   Solution GoodMakers started by hosting a fundraising event in Los Angeles in July, 2011, helping to produce a stage reading of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined. Written by Lynn Nottage, it is based on stories of women in the Congo who faced very similar ordeals as the women in the WGEF program.  The...

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Kilimanjaro Film Institute – Workshop 2012

Posted on Feb 7, 2011 in 2011 International Projects, International, News, Newsletter, Our Projects, Our Work, Tanzania

GoodMakers taught a 5-day Digital Film Boot Camp in Sept 2011 at the Kilimanjaro Film Institute located in Arusha, Tanzania.  What an amazing experience to see how quickly the students learned, and just as quickly, applied their knowledge as they joined the GoodMakers crew for a documentary shoot at a nearby primary school.  The film course, lead by Cris Blyth, covered an intensive camera overview to give the students a realistic feel for the digital cameras that are new to the market. Or, as in the case of the Sony PF100 cameras that we had with us (Thank you Sony!), it gave them an opportunity to work with cameras that are soon to be on market. The students loved the steady arm rig that Cris Blyth demonstrated, quickly realizing that it’s harder than it looks to get a steady...

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