Organizers working with Media

Organizers working with Media

Fundraising for:
IDEA's Snowball Challenge 2012/13
Team Captain:
Angelique Webster

From Organizers working with Media

IDEA wants media to take an active role in building a stronger and more just democracy.

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About The Team

IDEA's 2012 Media Team is working to amplify and share youth voices in our community.  

Youth media is work that centralizes the important and unique perspectives, experiences and voices of youth - particularly those whose images are distorted or under-represented in conventional and mass media. Youth media is connected to other independent, alternative and community-based forms of media production such as public access, video art, documentary, and experimental media seeking democratic voice and free speech through media arts communications.

Youth media is not only a product but a process that engages young people in critical analysis, social activism, collaboration, and leadership. It is a movement owing much to artistic, social, political, cultural, and educational movements. 

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IDEA is mobilizing action to advance meaningful learning and build a more just and sustainable democracy.  We do this by supporting and showcasing the work of young people, educators, and organizers around the country who are committed to reclaiming the "public" in education, in ways that develop compassionate citizens and changemakers.

What's the Snowball Challenge?

One year ago, hundreds of people helped IDEA to raise $150,000 to continue helping people mobilize education around the country. This year we are back with another challenge - as our work begins to snowball, we need your donation to increase its momentum, focused specifically on the heart of our work: community organizing.

IDEA is working with 74 educators and community organizers on 15 teams all focused on transforming education. Through our community organizing model, each team contributes to IDEA's overall goal to reclaim and reinvent education by focusing on different and specific areas of education. Your giving supports those organizers and IDEA's approach to strengthen existing efforts around the country. We hope you'll find lots on our website to be excited about. Right now we hope you'll be excited about giving your hard earned dollars.

The Snowball Challenge goal is to raise $100,000 by January 31st of 2013. The Bay and Paul Foundations of New York City have offered us this matching challenge -  any individual donations we raise by January 31st for community organizing, will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000. We are very grateful for the support of The Bay and Paul Foundations, and hope you are excited about this unique opportunity to give to IDEA.

Make a pledge or set up recurring donations

Want to support IDEA during our Snowball Challenge but you aren't quite ready? Feel more comfortable spreading your giving out over time?

You can help move the needle to $100,000 here by pledging to give or setting up recurring donations on IDEA's site.

Whether you pledge to give or set up recurring donations, be sure to specify if you are giving to a certain organizing team so that their needle moves closer towards their fundraising goal!

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