In the interest of encouraging travel and inspiring teenagers to get involved in new situations, a local author, Jahmal Cole, is traveling to all 77 Chicago neighborhoods promoting diversity, supporting local businesses, interviewing residents, and capturing their distinct characteristics and opportunities, and sharing them with the public via his upcoming web series AND BOOK entitled, "My Block, My Hood, MY CITY."
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My Block, My Hood, My City is a project founded by Jahmal Cole, a 2012 Chicago Ideas Award Winner, and 2013 Scion Motivate Award Winner. Cole is the founder of Role Model Movement Inc, the author of two books, and has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Office of Governor Volunteerism and Community Service.
WE REACHED OUR INITIAL GOAL WITH 3 DAYS REMAINING!!!
Our initial goal covered the *barest necessities* of getting the My Block, My Hood, My City initiative off the ground. Now, every additional penny that comes in to support the project will enable us to create a user friendly website, an online component to help support the videos. This new and improved website will be a platform where residents can post photos, comments, and videos to supplement the community profiles. So, let's not stop now. Get your friends, family and colleagues to pitch in. Help us upgrade our website!
The launch Budget for the My Block, My Hood, MY CITY web series is $9,850. This can be broken down into transportation cost, Videography, Video Editing, and Travel Expenses for 10 Neighborhoods.
Videography for the "My Block, My Hood, MY CITY" Webseries $5,000 (This includes Initial Shooting, Post Production Video Editing, Website, and Color Correction).
My Block, My Hood, MY CITY T- Shirts: $1,000
Book Printing $3,850.
Kickstart Supporters Will Receive:
• A custom My Block, My Hood, MY CITY T-shirt
• A copy of the My Block, My Hood, MY CITY Poster
Risks and challenges
There are 77 Communiites in Chicago. We'd like to highlight each community with a five minute web series. We will promote local businesses and interview local residents, and find out what makes these places unique. This currently costs us about $500.00 per episode. (Includes Videography and Editing) That brings our total fundraising goal to $38,500.
We really need your help and support to make this happen. We can't do this without your support. This project will encourage more Chicagoans to explore the beauty in our great City.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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