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.
Bottom Line for Portland
Each year, we work with over 100 youth to make films that heal trauma and support the transition out of homelessness. The films radically shift public conversation about housing, poverty and the inherent worth of all people. Our COVID response was to increase and expand programming, including a youth-produced film festival, film workforce development, and documenting the grassroots and government response to homelessness.
Highest donor gets a meal for two at Aviv, our favorite Middle Eastern restaurant this side of the Mediterranean.
“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