Chicago youth trained in tech

Chicago-based nonprofit i.c.stars works in three cities to train a more diverse IT workforce. After an intensive four-month training, graduates are equipped with the technical skills and business leadership to thrive in tech-enabled jobs. My role: Conceptualize, pitch, direct creative, interview subjects, direct photo shoot, edit video, for client Microsoft Philanthropies. Segments of this video…

Computer science education develops a better future for families

TEALS, the Microsoft-led grassroots program to bring computer science education to underserved schools, can make an enormous difference not only in the lives of students but also of entire families. Volunteers in one Austin, Texas TEALS class found that the opportunities they offered students changed the way the kids thought about their future—for the better.…