Posts Tagged ‘Community’

Who We Are: Progreso Community Center

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Here at Progreso Community Center we have four different program areas: Community Organizing, Community Education, Health and Culture. All our programs are built to empower and build the capacity of the Hispanic community and general community here in Nashville. Come be a part of the exciting work we are doing!

Nuestas Historias

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Stories from the community about why they came to America.

English Classes at Progreso Community Center

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Here at Progreso Community Center we value shared knowledge and learning. This video is just a snapshot of a few of the very dedicated students who have come to learn and grow in English at Progreso Community Center. Thanks to all the teachers, students and volunteers who keep on serving our community!

The Importance of Learning

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

This is an interview between University of Belmont graduate student, Alicia Mendez, and Progreso Community Center’s volunteer, Arturo Bautista, showing the importance of sharing our knowledge with one another in a supportive community of learning and growing.

Hopes for TN in 2012

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Youth discuss what kind of community they want Tennessee to be in 2012, with particular focus to its treatment towards immigrants and refugees.

History of Progreso / La Historia de Progreso

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Progreso Community Center was formed out of three successful community organizing campaigns. These are the stories of the men and women who struggled to gain their rights.

Bhutanese Cultural Presentation

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

A cultural presentation adorned by Bhutanese Nepali cultural songs and dances organized by Bhutanese Community of Tennessee in order to replicate the Bhutanese cultural and social fabric to the local and international community. Bhutanese participants from about 30 states participated during the historic cultural program.

Progresando Juntos

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

This is a video highlighting the story of Progreso Community Center and its members, as a way to celebrate Progreso Community Center’s 5th Anniversary!

Student Story

Posted on: March 8th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

And you can view all of the student-produced stories we’ve gotten so far in the playlist below.

Mary on Music and Learning

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

 

Much has been said about the evolving character of today’s young people. Now forget everything you’ve heard and meet Mary. Having learned English in less than two years, this 5th grader is an A-student and multi-instrumentalist. Her story is a tribute to the character of Nashville’s Burmese community and their young people’s potential to do great things even when faced with difficult odds.

Dim Cing on Family

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Rocking out on guitar, eating Cheerios with friends, dancing, laughing, drawing and playing games on Mom’s phone–Yeah, that about sums up a good day for Dim Cing’s three-year-old daughter and one-year-old son. But it’s not about to end there. Dim Cing has big plans for her little rock stars.

Storytellers: `Am I the Terrorist?` by Hayat Abudiab, Whose TN Mosque was Firebombed

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by nptnextdoorneighbors 1 Comment

In the past two weeks, there have been eight attacks on houses of worship across the nation, seven of which were mosques. Some have been vandalized, acid bombed, shot at, and on August 6th an Islamic center in Joplin, Missouri got burned to the ground after being damaged by an arson fire the month before.

This picture seems all too familiar for Muslim American storyteller Hayat Abudiab, who created this video about what she experienced when her Columbia, TN mosque was firebombed in 2008.

Storytellers: Pope Shenouda`s passing by Sam Mounier

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

As Nashville Public Television prepares to unveil the latest installment in our Next Door Neighbors series -featuring Nashville’s Egyptian community – we wanted to share a Storytellers submission by NPT intern Sam Mounier.

Sam was a great help in the production of the latest Next Door Neighbors documentary.  As a member of the Egyptian community, he helped connect us to more than a few people, translated conversations, kept us informed of important events and even took us to his mom’s house for some delicious food.

During production of the Egyptian program, Nashville’s large contingency of Coptic Orthodox Christians suffered the tragic loss of their Pope.  Pope Shenouda, the 117th for the Coptic Orthodox Christian Church, played an important role in the growth of the Church in the United States.

We asked Sam to share how the loss of Pope Shenouda was felt by the Egyptian community in Nashville.  Here is what he had to say.


 

Next Door Neighbors:Egyptians premieres Wednesday, May 23rd at 9pm on NPT.  You can also watch the completed program that same day online at our website.

I hope you will tune in.

Will

(Storytellers) Recent Storyteller Community Trainings

Posted on: November 7th, 2011 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

We recently held two trainings for new storytellers. One was at our existing partner organization, Progreso Community Center, and the other was at a new organization we’ve added as a hub: Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)!  We’re very excited to have NICE on board to house equipment and trainings for the community that they serve.   We featured the story of how NICE, formerly the Sudanese community center, came to be in our last episode of Next Door Neighbors.  Our transition to include NICE in the Storytellers project seemed like a natural fit, and we can’t wait to see the stories that come out from this new partnership!

Burundi refugee Esai Ndemeye learns how to edit footage on iMovie

Betty Barrios, from Mexico, and Arturo Bautista film b-roll for their

practice videos using a flipcam

 

(Storytellers) Wilmer`s Shop: Latino Immigrants Find Their Niche

Posted on: October 4th, 2011 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

Meet Wilmer, an immigrant from Honduras who came to Nashville and started his own auto body shop. Since establishing his body shop, he has paid it forward and helped other Latino immigrants earn a living working as mechanics.

Refugee Elders Experience

Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

In this story, meet various refugees in Nashville participating in Catholic Charities’ Refugee Elders Program. This program provides resources, such as citizenship and English language training, to new arrivals. Nejat Derakshani, a refugee from Iran, discusses fleeing persecution from his country and the many opportunities he is finding in his new home.

Stonebrook Apartments on the Weekends

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

Naresh Dahal and Yam Dangi fill us in on what’s happening at a particular apartment complex where most of Nashville’s newly arrived Bhutanese community lives.

Refugee Handicrafts at the Farmer’s Market

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

A new booth has opened up at the Nashville Farmer’s Market: refugee handicrafts. For the first time, refugee women are selling their hand-made products and making a profit off of them. This video details the various pieces they are selling, and new concepts the refugee women must explore as self-employers, such as making products that are more marketable to the general public.