HOME, Inc.

About Us

Alan Michel - alanmichel@homeinc.org

Director and Co-Founder - For the past 30 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.

Bruce Dillenbeckbrucedillenbeck@homeinc.org

Program Coordinator, Media Mentors Program – Bruce, who originally started as an AmeriCorps volunteer through Mass Mentoring Partnership in August 2010, is now a full-time staff person at HOME, Inc. Bruce has degrees in Political Science and Urban Planning in addition to a certification in computer graphics and teaching. Bruce has worked in both the government and non-profit sectors as a community organizer, researcher, and administrator. Bruce, who has had a life long interest in media is an amateur photographer, videographer, and maintains a personal web site where he writes a monthly blog.  Bruce who grew up on Long Island, New York has been living in Boston since 1988.


Lisa Pearl lisapearl@homeinc.org


Media Lab Coordinator, Young Achievers – Lisa, who started working at Young Achievers in fall of 2011, has an associate degree in visual communications from Brown College and B.A. in Business Administration from Hamline University.  Lisa has also taken classes in TV video production classes at Stoughton Media Access Corporation. Lisa, who has worked part-time in the Randolph Public schools has experience in TV camera operation, web graphics and web design, photography, computer lab coordination, conflict resolution focusing on youth restorative justice, project management and business process analysis. Lisa has received numerous awards for her work with youth including the Minnesota Governor and Mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Lisa, who comes to Boston via Minneapolis, currently lives in Stoughton, Massachusetts.





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