The NEN and AII Release the First Episodes of NENtvâ€™s KIOSK
The Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) and the Art Institute of California San Francisco have collaborated through the NEN University Academic Alliance to produce the first two NENtv episodes of â€œKioskâ€.
Kiosk is a 30 minute broadcast quality TV show dedicated to elevating and celebrating the community building work that is happening in the neighborhoods every day. Each episode features both in studio guests as well as video profiles of people and organizations from around the City who are making a difference in their communities.
The premier episodes include:
Building Community, One Garden at a Time
The Power of Art and Building Strong Communities
KIOSK was produced and directed by students enrolled in instructor Marc Smolowitzâ€™s Studio Production course. â€œAs an instructor, itâ€™s my goal to help the students achieve the academic goals of the curriculum.â€ Stated Smolowitz, â€œIf we can do so while at the same time helping the communities of San Francisco celebrate the great work happening in their neighborhoods, it only enhances the learning experience.â€
Daniel Homsey, the program manager of the NEN, stated â€œThe ability to collaborate with an organization such as the Art Institute of California San Francisco with its talented instructors and students, helps the NEN achieve its mission to help the communities of San Francisco no only be acknowledged for their work, but also present their efforts in a way that is easily consumable for other residents.â€
To view the episodes of NENtvâ€™s KIOSK, visit empowersf.org/nentv.
The Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) was launched in the fall of 2007, when the City and County of San Francisco partnered with residents and community serving non profits to create a new platform to nurture collaboration and community centric problem solving. The NENâ€™s mission is to develop tools, resources and strategic partnerships that empower communities to steward themselves to being safer, cleaner, greener and healthier places to live and work.