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Dr. Cara Lisa Berg Powers


Adjunct Faculty, UMASS Boston and Co-Director, Press Pass TV.

Adjunct Faculty, UMASS Boston and Co-Director, Press Pass TV.

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Adjunct Faculty UMASS Boston January 2012 - present
Co-Director Press Pass TV June 2008 - present
Founder By Any Media Necessary September 2007 - present
Community Organizing Fellow IDEA: Institute for Democratic Education in America September 2011 - September 2012
Adjunct Faculty Wheelock College August 2011 - January 2012
Youth Media Institute Manager Project: Think Different February 2006 - April 2008
Digital Media Coordinator United Teen Equality Center May 2005 - March 2006
Layout Editor YOUNG Magazine March 2000 - November 2001


Fielding Graduate University Educational Leadership and Change, Media Studies 2008 - 2013
Goddard College Transformative Media Arts & Ethnomusicology 2006 - 2008
Clark University Screen Studies, Urban Development Social Change 2001 - 2005

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Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Innovation
  • • Social Entrepreneurship
  • • Financial Modeling
  • • Youth Development
  • • Violence Prevention
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Teacher training
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV
  • • News
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Wellness

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Elizabeth ("Libby") Berke
We worked together  •  Board Member, Press Pass TV and Communications Contractor, WeGush.
Cara is a ROCKSTAR. She's an unstoppable force working to increase opportunity and decrease inequality. Her work with youth in Boston, Sprin ... gfield, and Worcester is inspiring. She talks the talk and walks the walk and finds new paths if the walk has unfair obstacles. We need more Cara Berg Powers in the world.
Alexia Layne-Lomon
We worked together  •  Grants Manager, Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.. Previously Development Coordinator, Community Change Inc..
Dr. Berg-Powers is an expert in critical media literacy, and has acted as an advisor to an innumerable group of youth, community activists, ... and academics. This is a logical progression of her skills and purpose.
Mark Tomizawa
Co-founder, NowCivic and R&D Game Design, Playful Mindful: HumanSmart On Demand. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Intelligence. Intuition. A well-honed ability through years of doing the job. Not theory, actual doing with actual real people and actual cr ... ummy life situations. Cara has the earned and honed set of skills to imagine and craft what's necessary to create change by envisioning something attractive to our better angels and our better selves, something that helps people to unleash the village within us all and within our zip codes or towns or metro areas or states...and beyond. The right stuff scales effortlessly. Cara can ask you questions and shed light with you so you discover for yourself your own particular "how".
Joanna Marinova
They're my current cofounder  •  Co Executive Director, Press Pass TV. Previously Film School Co-ordinator of Real to Reel, Raw Art Works. University of Toronto grad.
Dr. Cara Berg Powers holds tremendous knowledge of organizational operations, human capital and systems management that could benefit any st ... art up or nonprofit.
Alex Charalambides
They're my school  •  Managing Director, Mass LEAP Collective and stART on the Street Festival, Poetry Coordinator.
Dr. Lisa Berg Powers has done incredible work advocating for young people in both youth arts and social justice. Her commitment to helping t ... o empower young people with knowledge and creative avenues for effecting change in the world continues to inspire and inform my own work.
Erin Kay Anderson (M.A.)
We worked together  •  CoFounder, TheWell and CEO, Hope 'N Seed.
Cara is a visionary and she has the academic background, personal know how, and network in order to lift a concept, inititative and/or compa ... ny off the ground
Daniel Amstutz
They're my school  •  Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator and MPO Transportation Planner, City of Greensboro. Boston grad.
Cara is someone who follows her passions and won't take no for an answer. She will go the extra mile to fight for what she believes in.