Outside the Frame trains homeless and marginalized youth to be the directors of their own films and lives. Our film program provides job training, a creative outlet, an audience, and a sense of dignity and possibility.
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Named Portland Monthly’s 2018 “Best New Nonprofit,” Outside the Frame shows that homeless youth are a critical asset to our community. Last year, 98 youth produced 25 films, from the Portland Art Museum to Metro regional government, led 30 screenings and presented to 1,400 attendees, all while moving out of homelessness.
Highest donor gets a multi-course dinner for two from Aviv, blending flavors from the Middle East with the Northwest’s harvest. The first 50 donors over $75 get Empower's award winning CBD Topical Relief Lotion.
“Outside the Frame gave me a voice I didn’t know I had, which has been my life’s greatest blessing. It’s not just about making movies, it’s about breaking silence.” —Joey, program alum now housed and working full time as a homeless youth outreach worker