Get Inspired by the #iAspire Grant Applicants!

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We’ve been amazed by all the stories coming through the iAspire Grant! The depth of talent and range of work to combat sexual assault is inspiring.

While there are too many stories to share each one that has moved us, here is a sneak peek of a few of the personal stories and organizations that have come through. We look forward to reading the rest of the applications as more come through leading up to our 10/31 deadline!

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SOW City Meet-up San Francisco

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On October 23rd, we will bring our Bay Area community together to kick off our inaugural City Meetup. For those in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and beyond, we invite you to join us, spend some time with the SOW staff, and connect with other inspiring like-minded creatives. And we couldn’t be more pleased to have the Pedal South team joining us!

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“Visionary Builders” Bay Area Production Program

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Attention Bay Area Filmmakers! Applications are now open for “Visionary Builders,” a production and professional development program for an exceptional student filmmaker or crew in the San Francisco, Bay Area. The program will explore the craft of architecture and the vision of architects as a muse and source of inspiration for filmmakers and others. TheREAD MORE

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Apply for the Media Leaders Advisory Board

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The Students of the World Media Leaders Advisory Board (M-LAB) is an exclusive talent and leadership development opportunity for select students and young professionals passionate about harnessing the power of media to have a positive social impact. Learn more and apply by 10/22.

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Student spotlight: Marta Shakhazizian’s campaign “Junk Kills”

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This month Students of the World had two films air on Pivot during their Food for Thought Month. Airing throughout September on Wednesdays and Sundays (including tonight!), Pivot is sharing stories that explore our food system and the foods that we eat. Joining in the conversation and highlighting the power of multimedia to create conversation, we wanted to share an incredible print campaign by Marta Shakhazizian–artist, student and friend of Students of the World–called “Junk Kills.”

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Grant Addressing Sexual Violence on Campus

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We teamed up with When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation and Pivot TV to create the the iAspire Grant, which provides up to $5,000 in funding for college students who are working to address issues of sexual violence, including issues of campus sexual assault, relationship abuse, and harassment, on their campus. Apply by 10/15.

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The Fresh Comedy Talent Search!

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This month we’re launching one of our most unique programs to date. We’ve paired with Pivot TV and Febreze to support aspiring comedic storytellers – filmmakers, improv groups and comedians. Two selected teams will have the chance to write, shoot, and star in short films that will air on Pivot TV, and will be awarded $1,000 for their work. Apply by 9/17.

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5 Companies that Do Well by Doing Good

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This Fall we joined Pivot TV in sharing their shows that encourage dialogue around social themes. Inspired by their new show Human Resources, which follows the innovative company TerraCycle, we are featuring five companies that are doing well by doing good. The show airs Fridays at 10pm, only on Pivot. Did you miss the first episode? You can view it online here. Read on to find out about TerraCycle and other cool companies making a difference.

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8 DIY Tips for Emerging Filmmakers

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We have teamed up with Pivot TV to share their new show Human Resources, which follows TerraCycle, an innovative company whose mission is to “eliminate the idea of waste.” TerraCycle is one of the fastest growing green companies in the world. Inspired by the creativity and resourcefulness of TerraCycle, we are featuring eight DIY filmmaking tips from emerging filmmakers across the country. Human Resources debuts Friday, August 8th at 10pm on Pivot.

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