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Our innovative program will allow individuals to develop marketable skills, and ultimately to secure meaningful employment as a Production Assistant in the film and music industry. We provide our participants with a chance to receive superior career training with an emphasis on character building, life skills, and developing a good work ethic, which will serve to enrich all of their future endeavors.
In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?
- Central LA
- East LA
- San Gabriel Valley
- South LA
- South Bay
- County of Los Angeles
- City of Los Angeles
- LAUSD (please select only if you have a district-wide partnership or project)
In what stage of innovation is this project?Expand existing program
Please list the organizations collaborating on this proposal.
- Dank Radio
If you are submitting a collaborative proposal, please describe the specific role of partner organizations in the project.
PharcydeTV ~ Studio & Facilities Maintenance, Hardware & Software Engineers, etc.
Truthseekers ~ Student Outreach & Training Program, Music Investment Budget, Satellite Studio Costs at Dorsey High School & headquarters, Online Music Art Workshops, Art Supplies
Dank Radio ~ Guest Wellness Teacher/Content Curation Production Gear & Costs, Music Costs, Satellite Studio Costs
What is the need you’re responding to?
TruthSeekers, Inc. is a cutting-edge 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to providing quality, affordable vocational training in an effort to ensure equal opportunities for achievement and self-sufficiency amongst socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals. Our innovative program will allow individuals to develop marketable skills, and ultimately to secure meaningful employment as a Production Assistant in the film and music industry. We provide our participants with a chance to receive superior career training with an emphasis on character building, life skills, and developing a good work ethic, which will serve to enrich all of their future endeavors. In this new time on Earth and in the entertainment industry, training youth to broadcast their frequency through contemporary mediums is essential now more than ever. Our program aims to respond to this new chapter of online media consumption, training youth of all ages to bring quality content to their respective communities.
Why is this project important to the work of your organization?
This project is important work to our organization as we recognize developing needs of resources among our target population during the global Pandemic. With the new landscape of working from home, many are faced with spending much more time online. The best way to utilize this new chapter is to provide LA with empowering innovative media, while training youth on how they can create their own platforms for their own communities to use their voice for sharing their own unique truth. Our project gives audiences a relief from disposable social media, with an entity that combines the awareness of social media alongside curated wellness education and marketing of local artists and small businesses. Truthseekers is uniquely suited to take this on with over decades of accumulative experience in the professional music/TV/film industry, spanning across both analog and digital backgrounds, we are able to bridge the gap and lead a new generation of voices to create a better Los Angeles for all.
Approximately how many people will be impacted by this proposal?
- Direct impact
- Indirect impact
Please describe the broader impact of your proposal.
The impact of our proposal allows Los Angeles to increase its metrics in creative opportunities for youth with a well rounded program to launch their entertainment industry experience with live broadcast and media production. By incorporating virtual workshops into our internship, we will reach a wide range of next generations of broadcast talent through the internet, especially in this time of uncertainty in the performance industry and global quarantine.
Our platform and projects will serve as building blocks to bridging an international alliance. We will empower individuals to experience deeper connection and understanding of different cultures through the lens of Los Angeles, as they discovery and feature artists from around the world.
Please explain how you will define and measure success for your project.
We define success for our project by directly training students to become their own show hosts to curate their own programming after completion of internship. We will measure success by logging listens, streams, downloads, and follows of our live broadcasts platforms online. Our vision of success for this project is more programming on our network that features youth creators, producers, storytellers, artists, engineers, etc.
We plan to increase local LA’s creative community through the awareness of our organization, our mission, and services we offer on a global scale through the power of the internet as we represent LA’s diverse arts and culture.
Obtaining funding and stability to maintain facilities and hire necessary staff to carry out the programs will increase professionals involved with our organization. Operating our organization in the most effective and efficient manner possible will better serve our participants. We’ll continue developing our name within the community, building strong reputation for delivering the highest quality services possible. We’ll build long-standing relationships and partnerships with other organizations in the community that share our vision.
Finally with our community cultivation efforts throughout the year, we’ll create an annual event to promote awareness to neighborhood businesses, educating people on our innovative health and wellness approach for creatives in LA with our diverse backgrounds, multigenerational homes, and unique artistry.
Which of the create metrics will your submission impact?
- Employment in the creative industries
Are there any other LA2050 goal categories that your proposal will impact?
- LA is the best place to LEARN
- LA is the best place to CONNECT
Which of LA2050’s resources will be of the most value to you?
- Access to the LA2050 community
- Host public events or gatherings
- Communications support