For Service Providers,
These programs are for youth, adults and elders struggling with racism, poverty and disability and are focused on teaching non–colonizing, community–based and community–led media, multimedia and art.
Semester-long classes, which include all core seminars (see below), are held at POOR Magazine's Campus in San Francisco. Classes begin in the Summer, Spring and Fall each year and full scholarships are offered, as well as stipends, meals and childcare.
**The seminars listed below can also be held as one-time workshops or semester-long programs at organizations and schools. Fees are negotiable, for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through this program POOR's poverty scholars in residence will come to your district, school or classroom and work with students, parents and teachers to cultivate parent and student scholars and bring art and media into the clasroom as well as teach skills to help heal the communities around the school who could be dealing with violence, gentrification, poverty and/or environmental racism.
In these classes, race, poverty and disability scholars learn media literacy, creative writing, journalism basics and multimedia production skills, as well as how to become community organizers, media producers and advocates.
In this program students learn multimedia and book publishing skills, as well as, computer basics and web design. At the completion of the course each student has the opportunity to produce a book of short stories, poetry or artwork.
A weekly part of POOR's programming, this indigenous, community–based, revolutionary news–making circle enables the creation of non–hierarchical news production and media collaboration that all communities can participate in.
This program offers poetry, spoken word, creative writing and performance art workshops for youth, adults and elders.
The publishing arm of POOR, this program produces and publishes the books, CDs and zines of poverty scholars.
This bi–lingual training program teaches journalism and multi–media production skills, as well as media justice, media literacy, community organizing, arts and advocacy to migrant, poverty and indigenous scholars.
Youth in the Media Program is an extension of POOR's Youth Mentoring program and the PO' Poets Project. Each internship includes: extensive creative arts, and media training, media activism and advocacy focused on addressing and creating media on issues affecting low and no income youth such as police harassment, racial and economic profiling, gentrification, homelessness, the juvenile justice system, education, family restoration, and poverty.
Working in print, radio, television and on-line media youth are able to voice issues that affect the communities from which they come. As writers, they would lead the discourse on issues of economic and racial justice, with a focus of using the media as an organizing tool to smash stereotypes and gain support and recognition for the expertise of the low-income youth writers around issue of poverty and racism.