Voices of Hope Productions

meet the president
volunteer opportunities
support voices

short grassroots videos
feature documentaries

about campaigns
issue advertising

grassroots campaign
fundraising event
advocacy campaign
nonprofit website
corporate philanthropy
nonprofit media kit
youth drinking campaign
cause marketing event
corporate ad campaign
foundation logo
theatre arts marketing
cause marketing
nonprofit e-marketing
print PSA campaign

voices blog
|THE EYE| e-Zine
media news
festivals/media events
media trends
media news archive
contributor stories
voices interviews
pop culture test

voices interviews

youth media
youth video festival
skills/learning areas
youth resources
support youth media

media policy
get involved
policy resources

Cultivate. Challenge. Contend. Curricula.


Voices of Hope Productions works with nonprofit professionals, volunteers, educators, students, parents and caregivers to help them learn how to broaden awareness of their organizational mission, community social issues and how to contribute to a national, state and local dialogue through strategic messaging in print, broadcast and online mediums. Groups will also develop an active awareness and commitment to the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, a tolerance for those with whom they disagree, and how to work in partnership to achieve organizational and community goals in media and advocacy. For more information, contact info@voicesofhope.tv

Youth and Educator Workshops, Topical Seminars and Events
Voices of Hope Productions organizes and collaborates with other organizations to present stimulating and engaging multi-media, topical workshops, seminars or other events for nonprofit professionals, classroom teachers as well as religious educators, youth leaders, after-school coordinators and other community-based educators.


Workshops for Nonprofit Professionals:

>Great Nonprofit Marketing Ideas on a Shoestring
>Using Corporate Strategies: PR and Marketing 101
>Crafting Scripts and Storytelling for Video and Print
>Issue Advertising and Advocacy Messaging in 5 Easy Steps
>Community and Civic Engagement through Team Video

Educational Workshops on Media and Pop Culture:

>Analyze This! Message in the US Media Culture-This workshop can be customized based on numerous themes we see daily in media and pop culture including; Violence in the Media, How to Use MySpace and YouTube productively, Portrayal of Women in the Media, Reading Socio-Political Messages in a Multi-media World, Mastering the Media for the Classroom, Youth Drinking and Sexual Attitudes and Behavior in Advertising and Commercials.

Voices of Hope Productions’ seminars and events help nonprofit professionals, educators, parents and interested citizens to tune-in to current media concerns and pick up helpful tips and tactics about using the media to tell stories. Some workshops will showcase visiting leaders, authors and scholars in the field or to introduce new resource materials.


Ocean Place Resort & Spa
One Ocean Blvd Long Branch, NJ 07740

The New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse, a service of Saint Clare's Health System, will be hosting a Media Skills Conference for Mental Health Consumer Self-Help Groups. This conference is designed for mental health self-help groups who are interested in tapping the media to help educate the community and professionals about self-help groups and mental health issues.

~Voices of Hope Workshop: Great Nonprofit Marketing Ideas on a Shoestring
Think marketing your grassroots organization is complicated and costly? Think again. In this workshop you will learn simple steps to market your organization and mission. Learn how to get your organizational story straight and apply core messages, creatively to all media materials, no matter what the medium. Examples of nonprofit branding, print and broadcast campaigns, radio podcasts, blogs, internet, e-marketing, advocacy and grassroots documentary video will be explored. Fun and easy interactive exercise will get your creative juices flowing and give you ideas, tips and resources to take back to your staff, board and volunteers.

> Jim Zombeck, New Jersey Network and Kevin Whitmer, managing editor, The Star Ledger and will also be holding workshops. To register contact the Clearinghouse at 1-800-367-6274. Pre-registration is required.

Over the last 25 years, the New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse, a service of Saint Clare’s Health System, has assisted more than 1,000 individuals to form and run viable support groups throughout New Jersey. The Clearinghouse currently provides access to over 4,500 New Jersey support groups, and over 1,100 national and online support networks for most any illness, disability, addiction, bereavement, parenting, abuse, or other stressful life situations. 2006 Support Directory

~The Red Bank International Film Festival | Emerging Filmmakers Series. Voices of Hope Productions will hold a two hour Media Education Workshop, 'Analyze This!: Socio-Political Messages in the Media.' Bring your classes to discuss the socio-political issues that face today’s youth. We will critically analyze socially-relevant short films, some youth created, and some critically acclaimed. We will deconstruct television commercials, radio podcasts, and discuss journalism and the internet. Voices of Hope Productions will lead a discussion, engage students about their opinions on the social issues posed and issues they see in their own communities, encouraging dailogue among all participants.

The 2 hour workshop addresses the following Core Curriculum Standards:

• Social Studies 6.2 Civics • Language Arts Literacy 3.1 Reading • Language Arts Literacy 3.3 Speaking • Language Arts Literacy 3.4 Listening • Language Arts Literacy 3.5 Viewing and Media Literacy

~Loving Your Kids - Can it Keep them Safe? - Conference presented by PEI Kids and the Mercer County Act Coalition. Hosted by Rider University. Keynote speaker Barbara Coloroso internationally recognized author, of parenting, teaching, school discipline, and nonviolent conflict resolution will present to parents and caregivers “Kids Are Worth It!” Voices of Hope Productions will present a workshop on the influence of violence in the media - TV, Movies, Ads, Video & Computer Games – What do our kids take from what they watch and play? Pick up practical tips and more as the influence of violence in media and its effects are explored.
More Information
| Register

~Black Box of Asbury Park | Women's Arts Festival - The 3rd annual 'Outside The Box Woman's Arts Festival returns in September. The festival presents new and established Women Artists of all artistic genres & backgrounds in a diverse array of professional performance & educational programs. Free and ticketed events which feature local New Jersey artists and visiting guest artists include Visual Arts, Music, Stage Productions, Poetry, Film and Workshops. Voices of Hope Productions will present Analyze This!: Women's Messages in the Media.

~2005 Teen Arts Festival | A breakout group held in collaboration with the Freedom Film Festival. Students discussed and analyzed the choices, decisions, and ultimate results of youth created media.

~Voorhees High School | An in-service event for teachers, focused on the core principles of media literacy and its multi-disciplinary application.

Voices of Hope Youth Educational Workshops Address Core Curriculum Standards:

Social Studies 6.2 Civics: Civic Life, Politics, and Government • American Values and Principles • The Constitution and American Democracy • Citizenship • International Education: Global Challenges, Cultures, and Connections

Language Arts Literacy 3.1 Reading: • Concepts About Print • Decoding and Word Recognition • Fluency • E. Reading Strategies (before, during, and after reading) • Vocabulary and Concept Development • Comprehension Skills and Response to Text • Inquiry and Research

Language Arts Literacy 3.3 Speaking: Discussion • Questioning (Inquiry) and Contributing • Word Choice • Oral Presentation

Language Arts Literacy 3.4 Listening: Active Listening • Listening Comprehension

Language Arts Literacy 3.5 Viewing and Media Literacy: Constructing Meaning • Visual and Verbal Messages • Living with Media

Aesthetics of photographic language and history, and a simple methodology for reading media critically — are at the heart of all Voices of Hope Productions programs. By offering workshops for youth, professional development experiences for educators, and by working with community partners to develop in-depth outreach projects, Voices of Hope Productions works to democratize the media, empowering its constituents with a voice. We teach both educators and students to critically analyze media arts in its context: in relationship to world, US and local history. The founders of Voices of Hope Productions are media makers, and artists and have first-hand experience with the all types of media: video, photographic, written, print, radio, and Internet.

Advance notification of events will be sent by e-mail to those who are current subscribers to the |THE EYE| the Voices of Hope Productions e-newsletter.


VISIT THE VOICES OF HOPE BLOG, |THE EYE| to get the latest info on films, events, workshops and all-things media and pop culture with a socio-political point of view.


Partner with Voices of Hope Productions to market your message, develop your documentary video story, or advocate for your cause. You can be assured we will work with you to raise awareness of your organization, and build resources to bring about positive and lasting change-one story at a time.



Find out about the
Youth Video Festival


"The first thing to keep in mind, is that your objective is not to make a 'TV show' or a 'show' of any kind. You are collecting evidence; you are encouraging witness; you are emboldening ordinary people to 'go public.'"

George Stoney from forward in
Turn on the Power! Using Media for









© 2005-2007
Voices of Hope Productions
New Jersey