Entries by Alexis Stark

Mosaic at the Museum

1 museum. 2 Mosaic education leads. 13 students. 2 field trips. 5 days. We kicked off summer with a week-long mobile filmmaking camp at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. With the Changing America exhibit as a backdrop, students ranging from seventh to tenth grade learned mobile filmmaking skills while exploring social and civil rights issues. Our […]

Creativity Meets Accessibility at Computer Science First

Imagine a place where knowledge meets technology to create something new and exciting. The 4th Annual Computer Science First event, hosted by The Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, in partnership with Google, recently celebrated the achievements of students enrolled in Google’s Computer Science First Clubs. The clubs help students identify the subjects they’re passionate about […]

Inspiring Innovation

As a kid, you’re taught to use your imagination. As an adult, you sometimes forget it was a skill you even possessed. We strive to educate youth on ways to harness the power of their imagination and incorporate it into a career path as an adult. At the 2019 Michigan Invention Convention in April, hundreds of […]

Achieving Belonging

As human beings, we seek purpose through working, exploring, and building relationships. At the heart of each of our journeys, is the desire to find the place where we belong. Imagine a student’s first day at a new school. The teacher introduces them to the rest of the class, with the instructions to make them […]

Talking Spectrum Health #MosaicMobile with Shelley Irwin

Mariah Barrera, City High Middle School student, envisions a world with more empathy and fewer divides between people. As the winner of the inaugural Spectrum Health Mosaic Mobile Student Film Competition, Mariah got the chance to sit down withOvell Barbee, diversity officer and senior vice president of human resources at Spectrum Health and Adam Russo, The […]