"We thought the American students wouldn't be doing much with the video classes. But we actually attend class and participate in note taking and class activities. In the classroom, all students are equal. It’s not like we're some privileged students coming in and improving the lives of underprivileged kids, because they're helping us just as much as we're helping them."
Ashoka U Exchange 2013
Last February 2013, La Poderosa was featured alongside other Innovations Presentations at the Ashoka U Exchange conference in San Diego. Alejandra Zambrano, our Executive Director, prepared a 5-minute TED-style talk on our innovative pedagogical model. The Ashoka U Exchange is the largest global convening for social entrepreneurship education, bringing together 650 individuals representing over 150 institutions from 40 countries.
"Special Tips" - a fundraising "PARTAY" by La Poderosa Media Project
Where: Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar (4800 Burnett Rd Austin, TX)
When: April 25th @ 7pm
Get your tickets here! $30 General Admission; $20 students (includes two drinks and appetizers)
Our next community-based visual arts project in Bahía de Caráquez (Ecuador) will start on May 26th, 2013 and run until July 6th, 2013. This year, our team is composed of students and educators from Ecuador, United States, Canada, India, Chile, Peru, and Mexico!
Stay tuned for more updates...
Adjusting the Focus
March 23, 2013 marked our initial session of our first project in the local Austin community. Partnering with KIPP collegiate and Peace in Focus, the photography workshop series, "Adjusting the Focus: Empowering High School Students through Socially-Conscious Photography" will teach KIPP-elected students to narrate their stories through photographic essays.