Ogilvy Los Angeles operates Ogilvy Advantage, a program offering Mother Of Many digital media students access to advertising creative and production professionals on-site at the agency and in studios with Ogilvy’s creative production partners. Summer internships and opportunities for hands-on experience are a critical element of the Ogilvy Advantage program providing invaluable on-the-job experiences for future media arts professionals.
The Squid & Squash Foundation was established for the purpose of providing aid to educational, social and charitable causes that seek to enrich the lives of our youth. The Foundation’s mission is to positively impact the quality of life for underprivileged and at-risk youth including, but not limited to, Los Angeles and surrounding metropolitan communities in the following key areas: Education & Literacy- Arts & Culture-Inner-City Enrichment.
KABC 7 has been a supporter of Mother Of Many since 2007. Per the invitation of KABC VP of Diversity and Community Relations, M.O.M.’s students tour the news facilities and lunch with top level ABC executives. In 2008, Mother Of Many digital media genius and Ogilvy Advantage student Joshua Himes was featured as M.O.M.’s and Locke High School’s first Cool Kid: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=resources/lifestyle_community/kids&id=5928552. Britney Toscano represented M.O.M. as our first 2009 KABC 7 summer intern.
KNBC 4.4 News Raw, the first major network digital news channel, partnered with Mother Of Many in 2008 and created Raw High. M.O.M. students from Locke, Crenshaw, Dorsey and Hamilton high schools produce and deliver live weekly news segments from the Raw High news desk. Students use digital media skills learned via M.O.M.’s Developing Digital Media Geniuses program.
Annenberg School for Communications
Mother Of Many has formed a digital media partnership with USC Annenberg’s “Intersections: The South Los Angeles Reporting Project.” The Project, launched on May 5, 2009 with catering services provided by Mother Of Many sponsored Cooking Live with Dorsey High chefs.
Intersections features multimedia reporting on South Los Angeles community news and issues with the following goals: to create a two-way street for South Los Angeles communities and the media; to generate more, much-needed stories; and to train a new generation of journalists for open-minded, culturally literate reporting.
Intersections has launched a successful mentoring program at Crenshaw High School where Apple Distinguished Educator Daphne Bradford and her students are working with USC’s Annenberg Radio News to produce radio commentaries, audio and video slideshows.
Intersections objectives are three-fold: Teaching students urban reporting; Partnering with the community; and Mentoring local high school students.