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Thriving Communities Films
Through our films, we tell stories about people implementing solutions to make communities stronger. Topics of our films cover youth empowerment, housing, racial equity, and more essential matters. We hope to inspire people everywhere to be instrumental in building beloved community!
Fueling Fresh Starts: The Fountain Fund - Trailer
There are five million formerly incarcerated people living in the United States. People who have been incarcerated at some point in their lives face often-permanent barriers to securing transportation, housing, employment, and capital for building their own businesses. When individuals are released from jail or prison, they are further burdened by court-ordered debt. Most are ineligible for traditional bank loans and lines of credit or are subject to prohibitively high-interest rates. These combined hurdles limit the economic opportunity of formerly incarcerated people and prevent them from reaching their potential. As a result, some return to criminal behavior, increasing the likelihood of re-incarceration and damaging the stability of their families and communities.
Carillon Community - Richmond, VA
Carillon Community, Richmond VA — This documentary reveals how an integrated community began in the late 1960s and exists today in spite of the challenges of racial inequity, redlining, and segregation. This is a film for any community seeking opportunities to grow in an equitable and fair manner. This is a story of another way a community came together despite their challenges and remains so today.
Whidbey Veterans Resource Center
What happens when our vets walk out the door after their service in the military? Some resume their lives in a normal fashion. Many do not. Where is the safety net? Island County, Washington has more veterans than any other in the State of Washington. This is a story of support, care, and coming home that makes a difference to men and women who have served our country.
El Centro de la Raza: Building Beloved Community
El Centro de la Raza (The Center for All Races) started in 1972 with a non-violent occupation of an abandoned school building in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood. Fifty years later, the El Centro community is successfully building & supporting affordable housing, thriving small businesses, child care, and other essential services. El Centro's values, relationships, and practical inspiration could provide a template for thriving community-based institutions around the country. Learn what it takes: the essential wisdom and know-how, from people who have first-hand experience. COPYWRITE DISCLAIMER: This video is for educational purposes only. This video is under Fair Use Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act in 1976: Allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news, reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statutes that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit educational or personal, use tips the balance in favor of fair use. All rights and credit go directly to its rightful owners who are El Centro de LA Raza. No copyright infringement intended. No segments or partial use of this film are allowed. No alteration of this film is permitted.