Last year, we received an incredible grant proposal from an organization called Outside the Frame, a Portland-based organization that helps youth transitioning out of homelessness value themselves as important members of our community.
They help these youth to be the directors of their own films—and their own lives.
Their film program provides job training, a creative outlet, and a sense of dignity and possibility that is contagious and visible. They show that youth who have experienced homelessness, too many of whom are LGBTQ, have incredible potential and are a valuable asset to our community.
So when it came time to make a video for this year’s Equity Awards gala—we knew exactly who we wanted to hire.
We hope you take a moment to watch this video to learn more about who we are, what we do, why we do it—and how you can join us.