Larimer Larimer is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA. Once a thriving community of over 15,000 residents, Larimer is now one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, home to only about 2,000 people who live amidst empty lots and vacant houses. In 2014, Larimer won a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant from the US Department of Housing and Development. In accordance with the 2010 Larimer Vision Plan, this money is being used to create new community green spaces and 350 new units of mixed-income, environmentally-friendly housing. As market values rise in Larimer, will its current residents be forced out? How does a neighborhood change so that everyone benefits?
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Mapping Gandhi "For men like me, you have to measure them not by the rare moments of greatness in their lives, but by the amount of dust they collect on their feet in the course of life’s journey." - Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi came to Wardha because of its remoteness and because one of his most important supporters, the philanthropist Jamnalal Bajaj, offered land to build an ashram. The Sevagram Ashram, or “service village," would become his last permanent home. In 2009 the Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, a trust established by the descendants of Jamnalal Bajaj, began to invest in the villages surrounding Gandhi's ashram. The Bajaj Foundation now works in over a thousand villages, supporting small-scale farmers through projects in water management, alternative energy, organic farming, village industries, and women’s empowerment. This project maps those Bajaj Foundation projects across Wardha, examining Gandhi’s legacy in the region.
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Workshops In our workshops, young people produce videos about themselves, their communities, and a local community organization. By telling the story of that organization, our workshop participants: - explore the relationship between social change, storytelling, and media - deepen knowledge of contemporary social issues and the history of those issues - improve their ability to assess information in a media-saturated world - hone collaborative strategies for making art in support of social change - develop an intimate relationship with a community organization - cultivate a positive self-image as an agent of social change
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History of Social Change "The important thing is not to stop questioning. " - Albert Einstein Our free online course offers interactive multimedia on the history, philosophy, and practice of social change. The backbone of the course are case studies of five social entrepreneurs—Andrew Carnegie, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, and Rachel Carson. Through videos, text, games, and other tools, we invite you to decide for yourself what empowered these five people to have a massive impact on the world. And we challenge you to consider how you can bring those lessons into your own world.
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SocialChange101 is a free online educational resource for students of social change. If you want to make a difference, we hope you find ideas and inspiration here. We also run about activism and media storytelling in service of social justice.
History of Social Change "The important thing is not to stop questioning. " - Albert Einstein Our free online course offers interactive multimedia on the history, philosophy, and practice of social change. The backbone of the course are case studies of five social entrepreneurs—Andrew Carnegie, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, and Rachel Carson. Through videos, text, games, and other tools, we invite you to decide for yourself what empowered these five people to have a massive impact on the world. And we challenge you to consider how you can bring those lessons into your own world.
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Larimer Larimer is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA. Once a thriving community of over 15,000 residents, Larimer is now one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, home to only about 2,000 people who live amidst empty lots and vacant houses. In 2014, Larimer won a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant from the US Department of Housing and Development. In accordance with the 2010 Larimer Vision Plan, this money is being used to create new community green spaces and 350 new units of mixed-income, environmentally-friendly housing. As market values rise in Larimer, will its current residents be forced out? How does a neighborhood change so that everyone benefits?
Watch now || project trailer
Mapping Gandhi "For men like me, you have to measure them not by the rare moments of greatness in their lives, but by the amount of dust they collect on their feet in the course of life’s journey." - Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi came to Wardha because of its remoteness and because one of his most important supporters, the philanthropist Jamnalal Bajaj, offered land to build an ashram. The Sevagram Ashram, or “service village," would become his last permanent home. In 2009 the Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, a trust established by the descendants of Jamnalal Bajaj, began to invest in the villages surrounding Gandhi's ashram. The Bajaj Foundation now works in over a thousand villages, supporting small-scale farmers through projects in water management, alternative energy, organic farming, village industries, and women’s empowerment. This project maps those Bajaj Foundation projects across Wardha, examining Gandhi’s legacy in the region.
Watch now || featured video lesson
Workshops In our workshops, young people produce videos about themselves, their communities, and a local community organization. By telling the story of that organization, our workshop participants: - explore the relationship between social change, storytelling, and media - deepen knowledge of contemporary social issues and the history of those issues - improve their ability to assess information in a media-saturated world - hone collaborative strategies for making art in support of social change - develop an intimate relationship with a community organization - cultivate a positive self-image as an agent of social change
SocialChange101 is a free online educational resource for students of social change. If you want to make a difference, we hope you find ideas and inspiration here. We also run about activism and media storytelling in service of social justice.
History of Social Change "The important thing is not to stop questioning. " - Albert Einstein Our free online course offers interactive multimedia on the history, philosophy, and practice of social change. The backbone of the course are case studies of five social entrepreneurs—Andrew Carnegie, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, and Rachel Carson. Through videos, text, games, and other tools, we invite you to decide for yourself what empowered these five people to have a massive impact on the world. And we challenge you to consider how you can bring those lessons into your own world.
Watch now || featured video lesson
Larimer Larimer is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA. Once a thriving community of over 15,000 residents, Larimer is now one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, home to only about 2,000 people who live amidst empty lots and vacant houses. In 2014, Larimer won a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant from the US Department of Housing and Development. In accordance with the 2010 Larimer Vision Plan, this money is being used to create new community green spaces and 350 new units of mixed-income, environmentally-friendly housing. As market values rise in Larimer, will its current residents be forced out? How does a neighborhood change so that everyone benefits?
Watch now || project trailer
Mapping Gandhi "For men like me, you have to measure them not by the rare moments of greatness in their lives, but by the amount of dust they collect on their feet in the course of life’s journey." - Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi came to Wardha because of its remoteness and because one of his most important supporters, the philanthropist Jamnalal Bajaj, offered land to build an ashram. The Sevagram Ashram, or “service village," would become his last permanent home. In 2009 the Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, a trust established by the descendants of Jamnalal Bajaj, began to invest in the villages surrounding Gandhi's ashram. The Bajaj Foundation now works in over a thousand villages, supporting small-scale farmers through projects in water management, alternative energy, organic farming, village industries, and women’s empowerment. This project maps those Bajaj Foundation projects across Wardha, examining Gandhi’s legacy in the region.
Watch now || featured video lesson
Workshops In our workshops, young people produce videos about themselves, their communities, and a local community organization. By telling the story of that organization, our workshop participants: - explore the relationship between social change, storytelling, and media - deepen knowledge of contemporary social issues and the history of those issues - improve their ability to assess information in a media-saturated world - hone collaborative strategies for making art in support of social change - develop an intimate relationship with a community organization - cultivate a positive self-image as an agent of social change
SocialChange101 is a free online educational resource for students of social change. If you want to make a difference, we hope you find ideas and inspiration here. We also run about activism and media storytelling in service of social justice.
History of Social Change "The important thing is not to stop questioning. " - Albert Einstein Our free online course offers interactive multimedia on the history, philosophy, and practice of social change. The backbone of the course are case studies of five social entrepreneurs—Andrew Carnegie, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, and Rachel Carson. Through videos, text, games, and other tools, we invite you to decide for yourself what empowered these five people to have a massive impact on the world. And we challenge you to consider how you can bring those lessons into your own world.
Watch now || featured video lesson
Larimer Larimer is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA. Once a thriving community of over 15,000 residents, Larimer is now one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, home to only about 2,000 people who live amidst empty lots and vacant houses. In 2014, Larimer won a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant from the US Department of Housing and Development. In accordance with the 2010 Larimer Vision Plan, this money is being used to create new community green spaces and 350 new units of mixed-income, environmentally-friendly housing. As market values rise in Larimer, will its current residents be forced out? How does a neighborhood change so that everyone benefits?
Watch now || project trailer
Mapping Gandhi "For men like me, you have to measure them not by the rare moments of greatness in their lives, but by the amount of dust they collect on their feet in the course of life’s journey." - Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi came to Wardha because of its remoteness and because one of his most important supporters, the philanthropist Jamnalal Bajaj, offered land to build an ashram. The Sevagram Ashram, or “service village," would become his last permanent home. In 2009 the Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, a trust established by the descendants of Jamnalal Bajaj, began to invest in the villages surrounding Gandhi's ashram. The Bajaj Foundation now works in over a thousand villages, supporting small-scale farmers through projects in water management, alternative energy, organic farming, village industries, and women’s empowerment. This project maps those Bajaj Foundation projects across Wardha, examining Gandhi’s legacy in the region.
Watch now || featured video lesson
Workshops In our workshops, young people produce videos about themselves, their communities, and a local community organization. By telling the story of that organization, our workshop participants: - explore the relationship between social change, storytelling, and media - deepen knowledge of contemporary social issues and the history of those issues - improve their ability to assess information in a media-saturated world - hone collaborative strategies for making art in support of social change - develop an intimate relationship with a community organization - cultivate a positive self-image as an agent of social change
SocialChange101 is a free online educational resource for students of social change. If you want to make a difference, we hope you find ideas and inspiration here. We also run about activism and media storytelling in service of social justice.
Larimer Larimer is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA. Once a thriving community of over 15,000 residents, Larimer is now one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, home to only about 2,000 people who live amidst empty lots and vacant houses. In 2014, Larimer won a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant from the US Department of Housing and Development. In accordance with the 2010 Larimer Vision Plan, this money is being used to create new community green spaces and 350 new units of mixed-income, environmentally-friendly housing. As market values rise in Larimer, will its current residents be forced out? How does a neighborhood change so that everyone benefits?
Watch now || project trailer
History of Social Change "The important thing is not to stop questioning. " - Albert Einstein Our free online course offers interactive multimedia on the history, philosophy, and practice of social change. The backbone of the course are case studies of five social entrepreneurs—Andrew Carnegie, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, and Rachel Carson. Through videos, text, games, and other tools, we invite you to decide for yourself what empowered these five people to have a massive impact on the world. And we challenge you to consider how you can bring those lessons into your own world.
Mapping Gandhi "For men like me, you have to measure them not by the rare moments of greatness in their lives, but by the amount of dust they collect on their feet in the course of life’s journey." - Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi came to Wardha because of its remoteness and because one of his most important supporters, the philanthropist Jamnalal Bajaj, offered land to build an ashram. The Sevagram Ashram, or “service village," would become his last permanent home. In 2009 the Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, a trust established by the descendants of Jamnalal Bajaj, began to invest in the villages surrounding Gandhi's ashram. The Bajaj Foundation now works in over a thousand villages, supporting small-scale farmers through projects in water management, alternative energy, organic farming, village industries, and women’s empowerment. This project maps those Bajaj Foundation projects across Wardha, examining Gandhi’s legacy in the region.
Watch now || featured video lesson Watch now || featured video lesson
Workshops In our workshops, young people produce videos about themselves, their communities, and a local community organization. By telling the story of that organization, our workshop participants: - explore the relationship between social change, storytelling, and media - deepen knowledge of contemporary social issues and the history of those issues - improve their ability to assess information in a media-saturated world - hone collaborative strategies for making art in support of social change - develop an intimate relationship with a community organization - cultivate a positive self-image as an agent of social change
SocialChange101 is a free online educational resource for students of social change. If you want to make a difference, we hope you find ideas and inspiration here. We also run about activism and media storytelling in service of social justice.
Larimer Larimer is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA. Once a thriving community of over 15,000 residents, Larimer is now one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, home to only about 2,000 people who live amidst empty lots and vacant houses. In 2014, Larimer won a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant from the US Department of Housing and Development. In accordance with the 2010 Larimer Vision Plan, this money is being used to create new community green spaces and 350 new units of mixed-income, environmentally-friendly housing. As market values rise in Larimer, will its current residents be forced out? How does a neighborhood change so that everyone benefits?
Watch now || project trailer
Mapping Gandhi "For men like me, you have to measure them not by the rare moments of greatness in their lives, but by the amount of dust they collect on their feet in the course of life’s journey." - Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi came to Wardha because of its remoteness and because one of his most important supporters, the philanthropist Jamnalal Bajaj, offered land to build an ashram. The Sevagram Ashram, or “service village," would become his last permanent home. In 2009 the Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, a trust established by the descendants of Jamnalal Bajaj, began to invest in the villages surrounding Gandhi's ashram. The Bajaj Foundation now works in over a thousand villages, supporting small-scale farmers through projects in water management, alternative energy, organic farming, village industries, and women’s empowerment. This project maps those Bajaj Foundation projects across Wardha, examining Gandhi’s legacy in the region.
Watch now || featured video lesson
History of Social Change "The important thing is not to stop questioning. " - Albert Einstein Our free online course offers interactive multimedia on the history, philosophy, and practice of social change. The backbone of the course are case studies of five social entrepreneurs—Andrew Carnegie, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, and Rachel Carson. Through videos, text, games, and other tools, we invite you to decide for yourself what empowered these five people to have a massive impact on the world. And we challenge you to consider how you can bring those lessons into your own world.
Workshops In our workshops, young people produce videos about themselves, their communities, and a local community organization. By telling the story of that organization, our workshop participants: - explore the relationship between social change, storytelling, and media - deepen knowledge of contemporary social issues and the history of those issues - improve their ability to assess information in a media-saturated world - hone collaborative strategies for making art in support of social change - develop an intimate relationship with a community organization - cultivate a positive self-image as an agent of social change
Watch now || featured video lesson