CYWOC aims to bring systemic change by creating a highly-skilled, competitive talent pipeline. We will promote portfolio and career development including paid internships and job opportunities with local development firms starting with Portland, ME. In addition to learning the fundamentals, students’ work will be showcased in community events, and our partners are offering staff augmentation opportunities.
CYWOC will engage the community through Virtual Reality (VR) exhibits. The exhibits will showcase our students’ technical talents, and art or music from underrepresented artists. Future exhibits include Juneteenth at State Theatre, our VR series at Thompson’s Point, and BeyDay at State Theatre. These ground-breaking events will be the first time many members of our community have experienced VR and will serve as our main tool to inspire and recruit new students to join CYWOC, and gain friends and allies to support CYWOC’s mission.