Service Projects

Each Report for America corps member engages in a service project, typically related to youth media. This helps connect the corps members to the community in a different way and inspires the next generation of journalists.

Samantha Max taught a weekly podcast workshop at Hutchings Charter College and Career Program, a technical high school in Macon, Ga., and helped each student to produce their own short podcast episode.

Samantha Max

Samantha Max

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Alexandra Watts helped middle school students at the Greenville Renaissance Scholars Program in Greenville, Ms., to develop storytelling and multimedia skills, as they worked on a documentary and a play.

Alexandra Watts

Alexandra Watts

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ChrisAnna Mink taught writing, reporting and interviewing skills to middle school students at the Boys & Girls Club in Modesto, Calif., and helped the students publish a newsletter to showcase their work.

ChrisAnna Mink

ChrisAnna Mink

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Eric Shelton taught photojournalism and visual storytelling workshops to students at the community organization Operation U.P.W.A.R.D., in Jackson, Miss., culminating in a gallery show of the students’ work.

Eric Shelton

Eric Shelton

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Obed Manuel returned to his alma mater, Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas, to help revive the student newspaper and transition it to an online publication. He advised students and provided one-on-one mentoring.

Obed Manuel

Obed Manuel

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Shirley Smith provided trainings on journalism skills to high school students at Operation Shoestring, a nonprofit organization in Jackson, Miss. that supports students and families.

Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith

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Will Wright taught the basics of news writing to fourth and fifth grade students at Adams Elementary School in Floyd County, Ky., and worked with them to create a single-issue newspaper.

Will Wright

Will Wright

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Manuela Tobias served as a journalism adviser to high school and early college students at The kNow, an after-school youth media project in Fresno, Calif., that produces a biannual print publication.

Manuela Tobias

Manuela Tobias

Report for America corps member