#STARTARYOT for Photovoice: Iraq

EPIC is committed to implementing programs that mitigate the challenges that many young Iraqis face like poor education, unemployment, ongoing violence, and displacement. Last year EPIC successfully raised over $29,500 through crowd-funding to pilot a Photovoice program in the city of Erbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, scheduled to begin this… Read more

We did it!

Thanks to the support of 191 contributors like you, we successfully reached our crowd funding goal on Indiegogo. The EPIC team (from left to right): Executive Director Erik Gustafson, Board Member Andrew Morton, Board President Nathaniel Hurd, Fall interns Daniel Young and Joanna Fisher (and her flying scarf), and our… Read more

Practicing Photovoice

Today in the office we decided to try an activity.  We practiced photovoice for ourselves to see what impact it can have on both the photographer and an audience.  Photovoice, when done correctly, is a multi-step process involving discussions, skills training in photography technique, practice writing captions, and debriefing at… Read more

The Power of Education

What does it mean to empower youth?  What effect can great teaching have on a young person?  How are communities improved when young people feel as though they are making an impact? These are questions that go to the heard of EPIC’s mission, and in recent years, an important part… Read more