On behalf of The Loop Lab Team, we welcome you to our website! The Loop Lab was founded and incorporated in 2018 as a creative placemaking project to decrease youth violence and drug abuse in disadvantaged communities by increasing job opportunities. We operate as a non-profit social enterprise specializing in digital storytelling and workforce development. Our team works together to accomplish this goal in 3 ways: By producing quality programming, developing quality professionals, and creating goodwill in our impact community.
Our mission is to empower low-income underserved youth in careers in audio/video through job training.
What We've Achieved
WBUR Boston becomes an internship site for trainees, and teaching partner, (2019)
Reached an agreement with the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology to give our trainees free college credit for their audio/video training and free dual enrollment into college, (2018)
Successfully launched our first cohort of workforce development program, (2018)
Received an official resolution document supporting the Loop Lab from The City of Cambridge city council and city mayor, (2018)
Presenter on youth interventions at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, (2018)
Recepient of grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Giving Foundation, (2018)
Presenter at the National Creative Placemaking Summit in Washington, D.C., (2018)
Christopher Hope appointed to the Mayor’s Art Task Force, (2018)
Established membership in the audio/video international trade association AVIXA (formerly known as InfoComm), (2018)
Speaker at Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Charleston, WV (2018)
Grant beneficiary of A Taste of Cambridge food festival (2018)
Selected New England Art Fellow by the National Arts Strategies (2018)
Participant in SXSW 2018 (2018)
Became a member of the Audio Engineering Society New England Chapter (AES), (2018)
Partnership with Google Cambridge, (2018)
Expanded our reach internationally through official collaborations with NGOs with consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (2018)
Publicly aligned our mission with My Brother's Keeper Alliance (MBK) and My Brother's Keeper Boston (MBKB) by accepting the MBK Challenge to support the student cradle-to-career pipeline, which are now integrated into the Obama Foundation (2018)
Recipient of prestigious $250,000 ArtPlace America Placemaker grant - funded by a coalition of foundations and federal agencies including the Barr Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Bush Foundation, the Obama White House, and others (2017)
Received grant funding from Cambridge Community Foundation (2017)
Created community partnerships with the Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Community Television, and Cambridge Office of Workforce Development (2017)
The Loop Lab is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Tax ID# is 82-3829806.