Ghetto Film School: Longitudinal Evaluation Focused on Student Fellows & Alumni

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Team: Dennie Palmer Wolf, Kathleen Hill, and Abigale Franco with Stanford Thompson and Emily Master of GoldSmith Partners

WolfBrown will be partnering with the three campuses of the Ghetto Film School (London, Los Angeles, and New York City) on a longitudinal evaluation that focuses on its student fellows and alumni.

Ghetto Film School (GFS) is an award-winning nonprofit founded in 2000 to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great storytellers. With locations in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, GFS equips students for top universities and careers in the creative industries through two tracks: an introductory education program for high school students and early-career support for alumni and young professionals. GFS annually serves over 8,000 individuals, 14-34 years of age.

The project is a remarkable opportunity to:

  • Work collaboratively with staff, students, and alumni on the design and conduct of the evaluation; and,
  • Combine large-scale quantitative survey research with nuanced qualitative data that will include interviews, focus groups, and portfolios of work. This work will also include in-depth autobiographies by selected fellows and alumni designed to tell their personal stories as diverse emerging storytellers entering and changing the field of filmmaking.

The work will be completed in partnership with colleagues from GoldSmith Partners and begin in the Summer of 2022.