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PhotoForward

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PhotoForward programs empowers youth in the US, Laos, and Cambodia to share their stories through digital media.

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Art changes lives, and so can you...

With your tax-deductible donation, we can provide arts and media education, digital media equipment, and professional development training to children and educators across New York City and South East Asia to empower them to share their stories and make their voices heard.

Here's how your donation can support PhotoForward*

$35.00     Supplies for one student in the ViewFinder photo program in Laos

$55.00     One week of resources and training for a youth educator in
                 the Peer Leadership program in South East Asia

$75.00     An art-therapy integration session for 10 girls at
                 Afesip Cambodia Rehabilitation Center for survivors of sex trafficking

$105.00   One complete digital camera equipment kit for the Photo
                 Studio program

$245.00   A full week of PhotoForward programs in South
                 East AsiaOne

$550.00 One complete digital media education kit for a PhotoForward classroom
 
$1075.00  Complete EducationForward scholarship for a girl in Laos


*All donations are combined to provide the most successful and efficient programming possible for the youth and organizations that we serve.
 
PhotoForward programs are rooted in the belief that talent is everywhere but opportunity is not.

Allison Milewski founded PhotoForward in 2005 to empower young artists in under-served communities from New York to South East Asia to tell their own stories and connect with their local and global communities as citizen artists.

PhotoForward programs provide comprehensive instruction in the arts through a dynamic curriculum that promotes literacy and encourages self-exploration. Allison works in partnership with community-based organizations, social service agencies, and public schools to develop targeted programs that challenge, educate, and inspire the young people they serve. Allison also provides professional development, academic enrichment, and art therapy integrations that support educators, social workers, and youth development professionals to enhance their programs with sustainable, creativity-based programs.

PHOTOFORWARD PROGRAMS
PhotoForward works in partnership with community organizations, social service agencies, and public schools in New York, Cambodia, and Laos to develop targeted programs that integrate the needs and goals of the partner organizations and engage youth through innovative, inquiry-based art curricula.

PhotoForward continues to expand international partnerships by offering digital arts training, professional development workshops, and resources to youth and educators in South East Asia and providing young artists with the opportunity to share their stories and make meaningful connections through their art with students in the US. Programs include:

My Commitment, My Voice: Sanctuary Arts Program 
Photography program that integrates art therapy and community-building activities for youth in short-term, diagnostic foster care in New York and for young women who have been the victims of sex trafficking in Cambodia

Viewfinder Photo Program
Photography and ESL integration programs for children in Cambodia and Laos

Global Lens Peer Partnership Project
Provides a platform for young artist in the US, Laos, and Cambodia to share their stories through photography and visual arts

Peer Leadership Teacher Training Program
Curriculum development and teacher training for advanced youth photographers at My Library in Luang Prabang, Laos

The Photo Studio
In-depth photography and creative arts program for youth in long-term foster care in New York

My Commitment, My Voice: Sanctuary Arts Program 
Photography program that integrates art therapy and community-building activities for youth in short-term, diagnostic foster care

Telling Our Story: Photography and Social Justice
Integrated photography program for youth in New York City public high schoo

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