Vote for Las Fotos Project! #LA2050

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LA2050 is an initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles and they collectively help guide $1,000,000 in grants to build the LA2050 of our dreams. Las Fotos Project submitted a really cool project idea and we need your support: vote for us so we can win the $50,000 needed for our project!

Our Project is called LA FOTO CONNECT. Here is out pitch:

Pictures are a powerful way to convey your mission and communicate your social impact. But let’s face it, many nonprofits don’t have flexible funds for great photography and marketing. Our project will host photoshoots for 20 organizations across Greater LA, in order to help them tell their story and create visual representations of the life-changing work being done.

This is a great opportunity got our students and their mentors to begin earning some funds for their talents, and also a great opportunity for our community partners to benefit from a professional photo shoot which will produce images that can be used for their websites, brochures, and social media.

Voting is easy. Just click on this link, then hit “vote”, then hit confirm, then sign in, and that’s it! Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, and in less than 1 minute you can help Las Fotos Project create a social enterprise to support us with our mission of inspiring teen girls through photography and mentorship.

Here is more information about our proposed project:

Collaborators
Las Fotos Project and Momentum Solutions Team are the core partners. In addition, we plan on enlisting the support and skills of photographers across Los Angeles.

About Our Proposal
Pictures are a powerful way to convey your mission and communicate your social impact. But let’s face it, many nonprofits don’t have flexible funds for great photography and marketing. Our project will host photoshoots for 20 organizations across Greater LA, in order to help them tell their story and create visual representations of the life-changing work being done.

How much are we applying for?
$50,000

In what areas of Los Angeles will we be directly working?
Central LA, East LA, San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, South LA, Westside, South Bay, Gateway Cities, City of Los Angeles (please select only if your project has a citywide benefit), LAUSD

How our proposal will make LA the best place to CONNECT?
Los Angeles is a sprawling urban city. Through past projects and collaborative events we have seen the power of the arts bring communities and people together. Although LA is one of the most diverse cities in the world, it is also one of the most segregated. Through photography and social marketing we will tell the stories of these diverse communities and the nonprofits working in them to foster positive change. Through this creative process we will allow people to connect through images across the boundaries of our freeways. Images will encourage Angelenos to get up, get out, and connect with the great agencies that make Los Angeles the beautiful city it is today.

With this project we will impact multiple of the connect metrics. Through each photoshoot our team will provide social and emotional support to the individuals being photographed by creating high-quality images of them, their families, their staff, and the people they serve. Our project has both an immediate personal emotional impact and long-term social impact in Los Angeles. The individuals and nonprofits we will work with will feel an immediate social connection to each other and their community, increasing the social and emotional support needed for healthy cities.

The 20 photography shoots could have an impact on over 100,000 people that interact with these groups in Greater LA, decreasing the residential segregation and giving these groups more exposure in their community and throughout Los Angeles. Each photoshoot will also enlist the support of volunteers, who can assist with the shoots and promotion of the photos. Using volunteers and mentors at every photoshoot will increase rates of volunteerism and the social connections of everyone involved. Photography will connect people throughout Los Angeles. The young woman taking the photos will empower professionals to connect themselves to local nonprofits and volunteer opportunities. The students through the photography process will find adult allies throughout Los Angeles to help them follow their professional paths.

 

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