Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Press Pass TV

Press Pass TV educates, employs and empowers youth from all backgrounds through media education, production, and character development. In their Network(ed) program they partner with an incredible array of teaching artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to bring photography, video, design, music and dance programming to schools and organizations. Through the Media Leadership Institute (MLI), they provide youth with intensive character development workshops and paid opportunities to tell the stories of their communities as well as take on higher paid clients as they increase their skills.

On Tuesday, May 5th, Press Pass will be presenting at the 12th annual Social Innovation Showcase as a 2015 cohort member of the Social Innovation Forum. After being selected as finalists on two social issue tracks, Press Pass won the “Pathways to Education, Employment and Training for Opportunity Youth” track, sponsored by the State Street Foundation. In addition to this exciting opportunity to present their unique business model to over 300 impact investors, potential clients, volunteers and board members, Press Pass was also selected to join the portfolio of Technology Underwriting Greater Good (T.U.G.G.). T.U.G.G. pulls together New England’s best entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and service providers to raise money and put philanthropic support behind New England’s best new nonprofits. After competing at the 9th Annual Wine and Tequila Party, where organizations that work in entrepreneurship, education and life services for youth compete for unrestricted grants, Press Pass was awarded $10,000 dollars to support their year-round training program, the MLI and general operations support.

In addition to all of these new ventures in the philanthropic community, Press Pass has also moved! The organization is now a part of the ArtRox Hub, and curates a space with partners from Discover Roxbury and the Future Boston Alliance. You can find these organizations, rental units and the shared workspace in the geographical center of Boston, right in Dudley Square across from the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, the new Boston Public School headquarters. This Boston based nonprofit now provides programming around New England. In addition to the programming found in the Greater Boston area, Worcester and Holyoke, Press Pass now offer programming in collaboration with Unified Solutions and the Salvation Army in Providence, Rhode Island. Lastly, for the first time ever, Press Pass TV has partnered with Resilient Coders for a joint video production and coding incubator this summer. For more information on events, how to get involved or to bring their networking of possibilities to a school or institution near you, go to www.presspasstv.org or email Reggie Williams, Community Relations Manager, at reggie@presspasstv.org

  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Reggie
Job Title/Position: 
Community Relations Manager
Mailing Address: 
22 Warren Street
Boston, MA 02119
Physical Address: 
22 Warren Street
Boston, MA 02119
Last Name: 
Williams
Phone: 
617-288-4917

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Media - Video
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Folk
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Traditional
Design - Graphic
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Media - General
Media - Animation
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Digital
Media - Film
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Media - Television
Media - Video
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Year Founded: 
2008
Populations Served: 
Businesses
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Film / Video Businesses
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Curriculum Development
Design Services
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Film Showings
Marketing Services
Professional Development / Training
Public Relations Services
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Social Media Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Citation from the Massachusetts Senate for our contributions to youth development
The Social Innovation Forum's 2015 "Empowering Opportunity Youth" Innovator, sponsored by the State Street Foundation
MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition: 1st Place
Harvard University's prestigious HARBUS Award Recipient for "Excellence in Education and Journalism"
International Family Film Festival Winner, "Best Educational Film"
Derek Freese Youth Media Film Festival Winner, "Best African American Director"
Boston Center for the Arts Award Recipient
Emerson Los Angeles Film Festival Award Recipient
Roxbury International Film Festival Award Recipient
Do It Your Damn Self Film Festival Award Recipient
Adobe Youth Voices Film Festival Winner, "Best Short"