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Alan Michel - alanmichel@homeinc.org

Director and Co-Founder - For the past 26 years, Alan Michel has pioneered HOME's teaching methods and short form teen video programs. He has an MFA from Tufts University. His work in media and teen empowerment has won him citations from the National Council on Family Relations, Telly Awards and the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers. He is a former board member of the National Association of Educational Communications and Technology's Media Production Division and is a founding member of the Alliance for a Media Literate America (AMLA).

Alan supervises staff and consultants, oversees project implementation, spearheads partner relations with community groups, government, arts, education and scientific institutions and oversees all fiscal and operational activities of HOME, Inc. He was the founding Director of the Bates Art Resources Center where HOME is housed in the South End of Boston.

Adam Schatten - adamedia@homeinc.org

Media Lab Coordinator/Project Developer-Adam is piloting three Media Lab Projects in the Boston Public Schools. Working with our staff, high school students, their teachers, and school administrators, he helps customize the right blend of media literacy skills with curriculum that yields meaningful student projects. When not at school sites to work with teachers and lead students after school, he works at Home Inc.'s studio to produce DVD's highlighting the best practices in our programs. He has been known to consume massive quantities of green tea.

In the past, Mr. Schatten worked as a freelance video editor, and producer of documentary style media and was a recipient of the Tony Cox Fund award (1999). Adam participated in a year long Artist’s residency with HOME, Inc. that lead to a position developing and documenting our Media Literacy work in the Boston Public Schools.


Dan Jaffe

Project Evaluator and Program Consultant - Dan Jaffe is an innovator and pioneer in developing inner-city adolescent programs in non-traditional venues. Dan is a consultant for many non-profit arts and education organizations and has been directing program development and evaluation for HOME, Inc.'s youth programs since 1995. He was the founding Executive Director of Dorchester Youth Collaborative and Boston Neighborhood Ventures, two highly innovative programs that place troubled youth at the center of the creative process.


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