Power Up USA Impact

Champion Grant Funding Application - Proof of experience working in digital equity

Feburary 2024 PROGRAMMING

Digital Senior Program Graduation: Community Partner Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Huntersville, NC


Evernote and Canva Class - Little Rock AME Church -Charlotte


Google Apps Class @Community Partner: Genesis Project 1 - Charlotte


Digital Seniors Literacy Class - Little Rock AME Church -Charlotte


Internet & Email Class @Community Partner: Genesis Project 1 - Charlotte


Google Drive/Google Apps Class: Community Partner Little Rock AME Zion Church - Charlotte


January 2023 PROGRAMMING


Google Apps Class - Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church - Hunterville. NC


December 2023 PROGRAMMING


Carolina Black Film & Tech Collective Meetup Group Gift/Toy drive and Vision Board Creation - Power Up Office - 933 Louise Street, #101 Charlotte, NC 28104


Carolina Black Film & Tech Collective Meetup Group- Actors, Dancers and Models - Community Partner Nira Empowerment - 933 Louise Street, #101 Charlotte, NC



November 2023 PROGRAMMING

Carolina Black Film & Tech Collective Meetup Group with Writer and Director Dee Thomas - 933 Louise Street Charlotte, NC


Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church - Digital Seniors Program - Town of Huntersville, NC



October 2023 PROGRAMMING

Carolina Black Film & Tech Collective Meetup Group - Film Premiere The Burial"


Queen City Arts Festival - University Boardwalk - Community Partner: University City Partners



August 2023 PROGRAMMING

Youth STEAM and Gaming program for Homeless Children - Sugarcreek and Regan Dr - Charlotte

Community Partner: Champion House of Care


Youth STEAM - Digital Filmmaking Program

Community Partner: ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center


Digital Seniors and Adults Digital Literacy Program & Graduation

Community Partner: Freedom Worship Center Church - Town of Pineville, NC



July 2023 PROGRAMMING

YOUTH STEAM - Tech-Titans Program @ Microsoft Campus.

Community Partner: PIMOSH Network


Digital Storytelling - 13th annual Charlotte Black Film Festival



June 2023 PROGRAMMING

Youth STEAM - Black Girls in Film

Community Partner: Black Girl Film Camp



MAY 2023 ARPA PROGRAMMING

Digital Seniors Literacy Program

Community Partners " THE GABLES Senior Housing"


Youth STEAM - CODING FOR ESPORTS

Community Partner: Victory Christian Center Schools


Featured in the May/June Issue of Pride Magazine for Digital Film & Technology work in the City of Charlotte



April 2023 programming

Adult Digital Literacy Program - 933 Louise Street- Charlotte, NC


Youth STEAM - Girl Tech Summit @
Community Partners - National Coalition of 100 Black Women



March 2023 programming

Carolina Black Film & Tech Meetup - PBS TV Station Columbia, SC



February 2023 programming

Carolina Black Film & Tech Collective Meetup Group - Storyboarding

February Meetup Year Round Bi-Monthly meetup for Filmmakers, Actors, Writers and Technologist. We provide Networking, Workforce development, Educational Workshops, Employment opportunities , Filmmakers Bootcamps and more. 



November 2022 Programming

Adult Digital Literacy - Power Up Office 933 Louise Street

Target workforce development initiatives on skilled trades, STEM careers, or other industries with difficulties connecting workers with employment opportunities



October 2022 ARPA programming

Carolina Black Film & Tech Collective Meetup Group - Armoured Brewery

2Year Round Bi-Monthly meetup for Filmmakers and Technologist. We provide Networking, Workforce development, Educational Workshops, Employment opportunities , Filmmakers Bootcamps and more. Our host is Armored Cow Brewery.  


Youth STEAM Summer Camp project presentation and graduation



AUGUST 2022 ARPA Programming

Carolina Black Film & Tech Collective Meetup Group - Armored Cow Brewery

 

Year Round Bi-Monthly meetup for Filmmakers and Technologist. We provide Networking, Workforce development, Educational Workshops, Employment opportunities , Filmmakers Bootcamps and more. Our host is Armored Cow Brewery.  


National Night Out Film Screening - The Ritzs at Washington Heights -

Community Partner Historical Washington Heights Neighbourhood

We partnered with Mecklenburg County Health Department/COVID-19, Johnson C. Smith University – Advancing Health Literacy/COVID-19, Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department, Historic West End Neighborhood Association (Mentoring Initiative), Charlotte Area Fund and OnCall Mobile Medical and Wellness was e present to offer COVID vaccines. We screened the film “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” which detailed her battle with Diabetics.



JULY 2022 ARPA Programming


Youth STEAM Game Design Program - ( Sugarcreek/85 Homeless Students) Summer Camp

Community Partner: Champion House of Hope

We conducted our Coding/Gaming program to empower homeless children living in the hotels on Sugarcreek Dr.. We partnered with the non-profit House of Champions who helped with recruitment. Student worked as teams to create and design 4 games that was presented in class and at graduation.



JUNE 2022 Programming


12th CHARLOTTE BLACK FILM FESTIVAL -


Youth STEAM - Digital Filmmaking Summer Camp

@The ART Factory on Beatties Ford Road

Our first Summer Camp taught students the elements of Pitching, Scriptwriting, Acting and videography. The final product were 2 short films written, produced by the students.


Juneteenth Community Film Screening - The Ritz at Washington Heights -

This is where we take the festival to the community by showcasing the works of local filmmakers during Juneteenth weekend. It bring us great joy to re-establish programming in the Ritz at Washington heights a location that was once a segregated movie theater.



MAY 2022 ARPA Programming

Digital Filmmaking Virtual Meet & Greet - 122 Artist ( Actors, Directors, Writers, Crew)

 We had over 122 Artist sign-in to the Pre-festival event. This is where we Introduce our official selections and allow introductions and networking our the filmmakers and their team.


2022 Digital Storytelling and Literacy Programming