Co-Founder (Amy Nauiokas)
Bubble began as a small organization seeking to make a significant difference in one charter school – the Haven Academy in Mott Haven in the Bronx. In that first year, Bubble helped them adopt a wellness policy, which included weekly nutrition classes for grades K- 3, implementation of a family-style meal program, and influenced the school to bring in a healthy school lunch vendor. Since that first successful program at Haven, Bubble’s reach has grown exponentially, filling the gap for schools in throughout New York City and serving over 5,000 students in underserved communities with nutrition, physical fitness, and agricultural programming.
Made in NY Media Center By IPF
Board Member (Vinay Singh)
A unique collaboration between the Made in NY business initiative, celebrating entrepreneurial innovation and content creation in New York City, and the Independent Filmmaker Project, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, the Media Center is a new kind of co-working space and exhibition venue designed to connect and incubate the next generation of artists and creators.
Sundance Institute Women Filmmakers Initiative
In our digital age, society is increasingly shaped by the stories told with moving images. For the health of our culture and to deepen our ability to understand one another across perceived boundaries, the stories that frame our lives must be expanded to include female perspectives. The Sundance Institute, together with Women in Film/ LA, is working to foster gender equality in American independent cinema by supporting women filmmakers to create and find audiences for their work, and to grow and sustain their careers.
Board members (Anne Carey, Vinay Singh)
Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.