Power Up USA Impact

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

MAY 2024 PROGRAMMING

May 24, 2024 Virtual Podcast Class - 933 Louise Street, #101 Charlotte, NC

May 23, 2024 CBFF Virtual Filmmakers Meet & Greet

May 18, 2024 Digital Pull-Up - Sugaw Creek REC Center

May 13, 2024 ChatGPT - Shepherds Center of Charlotte

May 11, 2024 Miss Virigina Movie Night Screening - The Ritz at Washington Heights

May 11, 2024 Digital Pull-Up - Northside Christian Academy

MAY 6, 2024 Designing Personalized Cards in Canva - Shepherds Center of Charlotte

APRIL 2024 PROGRAMMING

APRIL 30, 2024 Podcast Training - 933 Louise Street, #101 Charlotte, NC

APRIL 29, 2024 Cellphone Security & Scam Blockers - Shepherds Center of Charlotte

APRIL 27, 2024 CBFF Volunteers Meeting

APRIL 25, 2024 Virtual Canva Class Pt.2 - Google Meets

APRIL 22, 2024 Google Apps - Shepherds Center of Charlotte

APRIL 20, 2024 CBFF Models Auditions - 933 Louise Street, #101 Charlotte, NC

APRIL 20, 2024 Digital Pull-Up - Charlotte African American Festival

APRIL 18, 2024 Canva Pt.2 - Genesis Project 1

APRIL 13, 2024 National STEM Fest - Park Road Park

APRIL 8, 2024 Navigating Websites - Shepherds Center of Charlotte

MARCH 2024 PROGRAMMING

MARCH 26, 2024 Virtual Canva Pt.1 - Google Meets

MARCH 23 2024 Carolina Black Film Collective Monthly Meetup " PITCHME"

MARCH 22, 2024 Podcast Training - 933 Louise Street #101, Charlotte, NC

MARCH 21, 2024 Canva - Genesis Project 1

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