Our Student Grant Recipients

Our Student Grant Recipients

The Beat Goes On Student Impact Campaign

As part of PIK’s structure, every project we choose to engage in must also have a clearly defined, mission-oriented corresponding impact campaign. The Beat Goes On covers seven Drum Major Coalition-supported grassroots organizations that are at the frontlines of our democracy. They are devoted advocates for voting rights, racial justice, bodily autonomy, and more.

The impact campaign will result in seven short films and a library of marketing content that intends to help amplify the work of these organizations, highlight urgent political issues ahead of the 2024 elections, and generate voter momentum in seven pivotal states.

The Program

After reviewing a large and diverse pool of applicants, Partners in Kind selected 27 film students to embed with seven organizations in seven different states ahead of the 2024 election. Each student received a monetary grant for their engagement with the program.

Hailing from 11 different states and representing dozens of colleges and universities, the students embedded with these organizations and captured impactful content. These videos were edited to support the organizations and will also be available for use as b-roll in a broader documentary.

This initiative not only aims to shed light on the critical work these groups are doing but also provides a unique platform for emerging filmmakers to harness their storytelling skills for social activism while being supported by award-winning producers, filmmakers, and editors.

Meet Our Student Filmmakers

Project Say Something

Project Say Something strives to affirm and center Black lives through communal health programs, education resource programs, skill building workshops, and the practice of radical inclusivity.

jazmine moering

Jazmine Moering

Jackson State University

jamiah alexander 2

Jamiah Alexander

Jackson State University

cameron adams

Cameron Adams

Jackson State University

The Freedom Bloc

The Black Led Organizing Collaborative (BLOC) was created to build Black political power and to equip the Black community with capacity building tools through civic education, civic engagement, campaign management and leadership development that will ignite and foster greater electoral turnout in Cleveland, Columbus, as well as our historical urban centers in the Northeast.



McDaniel College

bunmi adeniji

Oluwabunmi Adeniji

University of Baltimore Maryland

micah beck

Micah Beck

Kent State University

james piested

James Plested

Kent State University

Georgia STAND-UP

Georgia STAND-UP is committed to inspiring meaningful civic engagement, advocating for equitable access to public transit, promoting affordable housing, and supporting Medicaid expansion in the state of Georgia. By amplifying the voices of those affected by public policy, Georgia STAND-UP works to ensure the equitable distribution of resources for all.

auriyana kc

Auriyana Armour

Spelman College

emani labon

Emani Labon

Spelman College

mekhi evans

Mekhi Evans-EL

Morehouse College

khalil jenkins

Khalil Jenkins

Morehouse College

Texas Freedom Network

TFN is a statewide non-partisan, grassroots organization building an informed and effective movement working toward equality and social justice.

beo lerman

Beo Lerman

University of Texas at Austin

daoud qamar

Daoud Qamar

Texas A&M

diontre gobert

Diontre Gobert

Santa Monica College

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

FRRC is a grassroots, membership organization dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions, and creating a more comprehensive and humane reentry system that will enhance successful reentry, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety.

dovely king

Dovely King

University of Southern California

oran diermeier

Oran Diermeier

New York University

jackson Damelo

Jackson Damelo

UC Santa Cruz

zaid hassan

Zaid Hassan

University of Southern California

North Carolina Black Alliance

The North Carolina Black Alliance addresses policy and economic issues to enhance black communities by developing and promoting systemic policy change as well as youth and leadership development.

ricki nelson

Ricki Nelson

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

landon bost

Landon Bost

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Gowri Abhinanda

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

adebusola adeboyejo

Adebusola “Busola” Adeboyejo

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Power Interfaith

Power Interfaith is a grassroots organization of Pennsylvania congregations and individuals committed to racial and economic justice on a livable planet.

christian lopez

Christian “Dom” Lopez

Drexel University

yazmine mezoury

Yasmine Mezoury

University of Pennsylvania

isaac george

Isaac George

Drexel University

haley cunningham

Haley Cunningham

Drexel University

benji alexandre

Benji Alexandre

Wilmington University