Octavia Project Inc

aka Octavia Project   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  https://www.octaviaproject.org/

Mission

The Octavia Project uses the creative power of science fiction and community to envision new futures and greater possibilities for our world. We foster spaces of imagination and exploration for Brooklyn teens, blending creative writing, art, science, and technology to encourage critical thinking, build confidence, and develop skills in a myriad of subjects.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Meghan McNamara

Main address

PO Box 381031

Brooklyn, NY 11238 USA

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EIN

83-3975000

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Octavia Project, we work collaboratively to address the issues of marginalized youth feeling disconnected, disaffected, and unable to create change in their communities and institutions. We work to solve these issues by: 1) addressing summer learning loss, which can lead to decreased academic performance and which disparately impacts low-income students, 2) addressing the low self-esteem observed in young women of color and LGBTQ youth through community building and leadership, 3) increasing our participants’ confidence in STEM subjects and building valuable skills for their future. By centering the experiences and voices of young women of color and LGBTQ youth, we create community and individual empowerment with marginalized youth.

Our programs

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

Octavia Project Summer Institute

Our free Summer Institute brings together young women and trans, gender non-conforming, or non-binary youth ages 14-18 to build new worlds. We believe that their ideas and imaginations are vital to our future and provide them with the support and tools to get there. Through our curriculum, teens explore how the world around them is created by a series of choices that can be remade or replaced. We use speculative fiction and interdisciplinary workshops to spark interest in and break down bias around STEM subjects like science and tech.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Women and girls

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Operations

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Octavia Project Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrea Gabbidon-Levene

CUNY Hostos Community College

Term: 2019 -

Jessica Wells-Hasan

Center for NYC Neighborhoods

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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