OVERCOMERS WITH HOPE STUDIOS INC

Be the change you want to see!

aka OWH STUDIOS INC.   |   Oakland, CA   |  www.owhstudios.tv

Mission

Our Mission at Overcomers with Hope Studios Inc. is to train multi-cultural at -risk youth, ages 16 – 24, young adults seniors and veterans who primarily reside in the economically under served areas of Oakland California. The goal is to expand the aptitude of our target audience by providing technical and soft skills in areas that they are familiar with and enjoy i.e. Television Broadcast Digital Arts Media. The unique value it creates, is that we are exposing them to ideas and possibilities to realize their hopes and dreams and ignite inspiration’s they did not know existed. OWH utilizes STEM through its Television Broadcast Digital Arts Training program.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Bishop James E. Watkins

Main address

PO Box 71565

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

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Formerly known as

Overcomers With Hope 2nd Chance

EIN

45-5186467

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Founded by Jefferson Public Service Award Recipient, Bishop J. E. Watkins, the studio is located in West Oakland at 1485 8th St. in the Historic “Liberty Hall” (Registry Number 89000199) Marcus Garvey Building. Overcomers With Hope Inc. is to train multi-cultural at-risk Youth (16 to 24), Young Adults, and Returning Veterans who primarily reside in the economically under-served areas of Oakland California and the surrounding Bay Area Counties, in the field of Television/Broadcast Digital Arts Media Productions. The goal is to expand their knowledge of storytelling and documentation using platforms based on the STEAM paradigm: Science Technical Engineering Arts Math (STEAM) and social media platforms. Use of the present-day tools will enable program participants to preserve Community history using present day techniques. The unique value created, is that OWH Provides a portal for ideas and possibilities applicable to their academic efforts and career path.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Television Broadcast Digital Arts Media Innovative Training Program

This program is designed to give our youth and veterans skills,talents and a voice to identify and address issues that relate to them and our community. In a digital age where information and communiction is shared through social media, video and the internet, OWH Studios strives to provide the tools to our underserved youth, giving them the chance to express their hopes, needs and concerns through video and other digital formats. In addition their training develops a "give-back" mentality

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

OWH Studios teaches participants how to create a portfolio; inclusive of photography, music videos broadcasting, and non-broadcast events such as job interviews, school presentations and community stories. The OWH curriculum has encouraged students to develop ideas expanding human interest stories, to create content that impacts and reflects the concerns of their community in the areas of: Health, Political-Campaigns, Social Events, Sports, Entertainment, and Town Hall Meetings.
The students are trained to report stories not heard/seen on major networks, but vital to the health of their communities, their stories reflect "Keepin’ it 100!". These reports start in the West Oakland Community, but emanate and find traction in the greater Oakland Community.

Our goal is to expand the aptitude of our participants by upgrading their technical and soft skills in Television Broadcast Digital Arts Media. To compete in our technological world our youth must be armed with STEAM skills applicable in all facets of the workforce. A digital media background is considered a STEAM skill, a gateway to many careers including: Aeronautics, Animation, Sound, Digital Publishing, Film/Video, Web Creation/ Design and Medical Imaging. OWH Studios has developed relationships with local tech companies to provide positions for employable STEAM trained candidates. Participants are tracking to become skilled producers of media television giving voice to the individual, the community as well as providing social services to today's urban problems

Science Technical Engineering Arts Math (STEAM) and social media platforms. Use of the present-day tools will enable program participants to preserve Community history using present day techniques. The unique value created, is that OWH Provides a portal for ideas and possibilities applicable to their academic efforts and career path.With the help of our Corporate Sponsors and Donors board member Mr. Bob Lefcovich, Vice President of Acquisitions and Installations for OWH Studios, has overseen acquisition and installation of our newly remodeled studio and upgraded control room. The unique value is students are now working with up to date equipment to give hope and ignite inspiration. Youth today are keenly aware of digital media as it is an integral part of their daily lives. OWH Studios program has the promise of being able to “turn on the light” and take them beyond the next level and into their future. OWH Studios collaboration with VETTV and TVCMN is a powerful combination to give assistance to Veterans.

OWH Studios collaborated with the Juvenile Justice Center of Alameda County Probation Dept. to train the young men of Camp Sweeney in Television / Broadcast Digital Arts Media & Innovative Soft Skill Training, which led to the following out comes:
1- Graduating paroled students to obtain their GEDs
2- Securing employment in Television / Broadcast Digital Arts Media industry
3- Enrolling in Community College
4- Student production of the “The Tolerance Tour” Documentary
5- Path of becoming productive members of society through their training and relationship with OWH Studios.

Our current goals include expanding the program to include more Veterans and at-risk young adults and Seniors

Financials

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OVERCOMERS WITH HOPE STUDIOS INC

Board of directors
as of 8/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bishop James Watkins

Andre Morris

PG&E

Gwen Shropshire

JLSC Ministries

Katie Germany

Jack London Chapel

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No