In 2012, TNTP published The Irreplaceables, a report that changed that national conversation on teacher retention.
"Irreplaceable" teachers are so good they're nearly impossible to replace. Yet they're ignored and undervalued at every turn.
Launched with the U.S. Secretary of Education, the report earned supportive editorials in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and coverage in dozens of top media outlets.
Role - Creative direction - Data visualization - Report production and project management - Social media strategy - Launch event and publicity
Each week, Kiva crowdfunds $1 million in loans for small businesses around the world to alleviate poverty.
As the organization's first Media Fellow, I took a series of portraits of Kiva borrowers building business with Kiva capital. Kiva is using the portraits to create connections with lenders and to highlight loans that advance Kiva priorities, such as women's empowerment and clean energy.
Profiled Kiva partners include Grameen AppLab, Honey Care, Juhudi Kilimo, KOMAZA, Sanergy, Solar Sister and Strathmore University, among others.
As the first Media Fellow for Kiva, a crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs around the world, I produced a series of video profiles of borrowers and social enterprise partners in East Africa.
Together, the profiles of Lilian and Alice were viewed more than 11,000 times and directly generated more than $50,000 in loans for entrepreneurs in Kenya and Uganda.
Lilian // College loans in Kenya
Lilian was the first Masai girl to attend Strathmore University, in Nairobi. Role: Production, interview, filming & editing.
Alice // A piglet named Kiva in Uganda
Alice helps her fellow farmers raise healthy crops and livestock. With her savings, she's bought a piglet—and named it Kiva. Role: Production, interview & filming.