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BENEFITING: AL DIA FOUNDATION

EVENT: CrowdRise Holiday Challenge

EVENT DATE: Aug 08, 2014

AL DIA Foundation

THE STORY:

The goal of the AL DIA Foundation is to address the great need for more and better journalism about the Latino experience in the United States by helping journalism graduates develop careers in the growing Latino news media industry. 

Today, with more than 50 million Latinos living in the United States —and few stories in the media about this largest and fastest growing minority group in America — there is an acute need to train young professionals to become the storytellers of our nation’s rapidly changing reality.

Fundraising will provide one-year fellowships for practical training that will enable j-school graduates to produce truly exceptional work. Training will be culturally and linguistically varied, in a multiracial, multiethnic and multilingual newsroom.  We will expose them to the most sophisticated multimedia platforms, technology and tools, and teach them the fundamentals of U.S. Latino culture; about the unique demands and complexities of reporting and becoming a competent new storyteller for (and about) this particular community. 

By creating this pipeline from school to fellow to journalist, we believe we will be making a substantial contribution to the health and future of our industry. The corps of  journalists who emerge from this fellowship experience will have accrued a deep portfolio of  work, but more importantly, they will have been asked to excel in dual digital and print newsrooms, and at dual Anglo and Latino conventions, styles and  editorial voices. They will be ideally positioned to serve the growing number of news media outlets interested in serving the U.S. Latino market — be they new media, mainstream or ethnic media venues.

In other words, we’ll be cultivating future news media leaders.

In order for us to accomplish this we need to raise money —  $250,000 in fellowships during 2014 — to finance the training of graduates from Temple University in Philadelphia; the University of Texas in El Paso, and California State University in Northridge to name a few.  

The AL DIA Foundation supports students developing careers in the media industry by providing scholarship, internships, and fellowships opportunities. The flagship program of the Foundation is the Felix Varela award, a national award recognizing outstanding Journalism on Latino Issues across the United States.

We hope you can help us!

 

For more information on the AL DÍA Foundation visit:  http://www.felixvarelaaward.com/

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$5,120

MONEY RAISED
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  • Hernan Guaracao

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jim Richardson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • mjk

    $10

  • Ed Lynes

    $100

  • PILAR C. CASI

    $25

  • Craig Adams

    $1,000

  • Hernan Guaracao

    $1,000

  • Jim Richardson

    $1,200

  • Bernie Prazenica

    $500

  • Carl Needles

    $100

  • Marisol Maldonado

    $25

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10% Raised of$50,000 Goal

The Team: $5,120 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Hernan Guaracao

Amount Raised

$2,700

Fundraiser Title

AL DIA Foundation

Amount Raised

$2,120

 

4% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Aileen Connolly

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Ed Lynes

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Emily Scully

Amount Raised

$50

Fundraiser Title

Pilar C. Casi

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

Marisol Maldonado

Amount Raised

$25

 

0% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

AL DIA FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Marisol Maldonado

Marisol Maldonado

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Carl Needles

Carl Needles

DONATION: $100

Ben Mendez's Mother 5 years ago

Bernie Prazenica

Bernie Prazenica

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Jim Richardson

Jim Richardson

DONATION: $1,200

5 years ago

Hernan Guaracao

Hernan Guaracao

DONATION: $1,000

To support the education of young journalists. 5 years ago

Craig Adams

Craig Adams

DONATION: $1,000

Support of the great work done by Al Dia! 5 years ago

PILAR C. CASI

PILAR C. CASI

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Ed Lynes

Ed Lynes

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

mjk

mjk

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

5 years ago