After reviewing numerous outstanding community service proposals, we are delighted to present to you the following 2017 Harvardwood Heroes. Each grant recipient will receive $500 to use at his/her discretion.
This year's Heroes are:
Shaun Chaudhuri AB '15 | US National Committee for UN Women
Juliana Han AB '03, JD '08 | PCMF Community Engagement Initiative
Betsy Storm AB '14 | Better Angels
Sara Lynne Wright AB '09 | Living History
“HSIP not only got my foot in the door, but also turned out to be a windfall, producing this ripple effect where attending a panel presentation turned into an internship, that turned into exclusive meetings with studio executives, then landed me paid positions in precisely the kind of job I’d had my eye on,” says HSIP Director Marie Kim.Read more
If you're involved in a film that will be screened at Cannes this year, let us know so we can share screening info with the Harvardwood community!
We got the update from 2016 Harvardwood Hero Raz Mason MDV '09, who works in a high-poverty, high-trauma middle school with about 620 students and proposed a class called "MindUP & Movies". The course educates students on neuroscience, research-based mindfulness, and positive character traits – especially using the mechanism of mainstream movies, working through the positive character trait (PCT) curriculum developed by TrueSpark.org.Read more
Apply to be one of ten new immigrants and refugees from the Boston area to learn documentary filmmaking!
Each participate will produce his or her own short film about the challenges faced or the contributions made by their community. Your film will be screened across the country to inform public opinion and influence decision makers about the experiences of new immigrants and refugees.Read more
Aligned with the mission of Harvardwood, the purpose of the SF/Bay Area Chapter of Harvardwood is to bring together Harvard alumni and affiliates working in arts, entertainment, and media to build a community dedicated to the cultural sector.
Now through May 15, 2017, we're administering a short survey (3-5 minutes) for NorCal-based members to inform our events and programming in the upcoming year as we revive the chapter. TAKE THE SURVEY!
What's an easy way to get a year of free Harvardwood membership? Host an intern this summer in Los Angeles or New York!
Harvardwood seeks accommodations hosts for the 2017 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP) participants. The HSIP provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media, and entertainment to interested Harvard students. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in NYC and LA.
Because several of these internships are unpaid, many HSIP participants are in need of free or discounted accommodations to help defray the costs of accepting these opportunities.
This April, apply to become a 2017 Harvardwood Heroes and receive a $500 unrestricted grant! The deadline to submit your grant proposal is Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Harvardwood awards $500 grants* to applicants who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners will be determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later.
You do not need to be a Harvardwood member to receive a Harvardwood Heroes grant (applicants must be current students, alums, staff, or faculty), although Harvardwood members and/or applicants whose service project is arts-related will receive priority consideration.Read more
The 2017 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP) list of opportunities is now available!
Started in 2003, HSIP provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment to interested Harvard students. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in NYC and LA. Past program events have included film screenings, company visits, industry panels, and speaker series.Read more
For this year's March Madness, new members can join Harvardwood at a $10 discount OR existing members can hit the three to get free membership! The March Madness Membership Drive will begin on Selection Sunday, March 12th, and run through the end of the month.
If you're involved in a film that will be screened at Tribeca this year, let us know so we can share screening info with the Harvardwood community! We're here to support our members and their endeavors in the arts, media, and entertainment—whether it's by serving as a fiscal NPO sponsor in the early stages of a project or by promoting your concerts, exhibits, or screenings via the Harvardwood Heads To... calendar.
If you're heading to Austin this year, there are a ton of Harvardians to support! Harvard alumni are debuting several feature films (Dara Ju, Inheritance, and The Archer) and shorts (Waiting for Hassana, Hold Me) at SXSW 2017, and featured guest speakers include Baratunde Thurston AB '99 and Madame Gandhi MBA '15.
Check out our calendar for a list of panels, film screenings, and other events.