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ATTN:, Obama Foundation partner on civic innovation series

Los Angeles-based media company ATTN: has partnered with the Obama Foundation on a docuseries that highlights the work of civic innovators from the 2018 class of Obama Foundation Fellows. Each episode ...
December 12, 2018

Los Angeles-based media company ATTN: has partnered with the Obama Foundation on a docuseries that highlights the work of civic innovators from the 2018 class of Obama Foundation Fellows.

Each episode follows one Fellow, exploring the work they do in their communities and stressing the importance of civic innovation and leadership.

Episodes are distributed on ATTN: and Obama Foundation social channels. The first episode is currently available to stream and follows Alex Smith, the founder and CEO of The Cares Family, which brings together elderly neighbors and young professionals to combat social isolation and polarization.

Upcoming episodes will feature the stories and work of other Obama Foundation Fellows.

“At the Obama Foundation, we aim to inspire, empower, and connect people to change their world,” said Obama Foundation CEO David Simas, in a statement. “Our Obama Foundation Fellows are doing path-breaking work to strengthen their communities, and we hope to inspire a wave of civic action by lifting up their stories.”

“ATTN:’s content is all about telling purpose-driven stories in new and interesting ways, stories that connect and inform us,” added Matthew Segal, ATTN:’s co-founder. “The link between that and what the Obama Foundation Fellowship program is doing — empowering the next generation of civic-minded leaders to innovate in their communities — makes this a natural series for us to co-create. We’re thrilled to be working with the Obama Foundation to highlight the amazing innovations being spearheaded by their Fellows.”

(Photo courtesy of the Obama Foundation)

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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