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2019 Annual Report
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Suffrage at 16
240 youth participate in the CTVN Digital Media Leadership Track each year, completing after school apprenticeships at the Youth Media Center and at two Chicago Public Schools, and gaining the opportunity to do more advanced work. This after school program offers the following opportunities for youth leadership and advancement in the arts: Apprentice: Learn basic camera operations, including support and maintenance, and media literacy. Learn the conventional three-phase production cycle (pre-production, production, and post-production). Advanced Apprentice: master camera operations, support and maintenance, and learn sound recording and digital editing. Intern: Works on production team for all 24 episodes of the Hard Cover TV show. Manages strategy and maitenance for the social media channels Executive Producer: Works on independent video productions and mentor other youth as they move up through the program. On-the-job trainees: work with professional filmmakers on video shoots for CTVN’s social enterprise, Video Services. Shoot and high-quality projects for a wide range of clients.
Youth Employment Opportunities
Illinois Work Net is a great resource. Find job opportunities, workshops, and other employment resources. Here’s what they say about it: For the purpose of expanding economic opportunity, the Illinois workNet® Portal and Program utilizes partnerships and technology to expand seamless and real-time access to workforce development resources aimed at individuals, businesses and workforce professionals. Innovative partnerships span state economic development, workforce development, education agencies, and local workforce investment boards along with their public and private partners including local governments, community colleges and non-profit organizations. Through partnerships that leverage technology, a common vision to plan for the economic futures of communities and provide a seamless array of services is realized.
Media & Production
Welcome to the Peace House (2017)
Rosa Parks: Mother of a Movement (1998)
End of the Nightstick (1994)
Is This the Promised Land? (1992)
La Esperanza (1981)
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