MEDIA EDUCATIONAL  AND CHARITABLE WORKS FOR A DIGITAL WORLD

Maximum Impact Media

 

 

We help low income individuals, organizations, and businesses have access to media education and services.  Students have an alternative education for workforce development.

 

We love supporting talented, emerging artists who lack the technical skills and funds for media services and products.

About Us

Read below about how organization helps you by helping students, and the Board, Sponsors, Donors, and Partners make it all happen.

 

Our Annual reports are available on this page for financial transparency.

Our formal mission statement:


The organization will provide education, services, and product(s) in live and studio media arts, including video, photography, audio, animation, holography, print, VR, CAD, programming, website development and other media and/or computer-related activities including script-writing, exhibits, and performances for individuals, organizations, and businesses of limited resources.

We`re a creative media production non-profit 501(c)(3).

We believe media services should be available to those individuals, businesses, and organizations that cannot afford them, have limited resources including technical skills. We also believe that an alternative education should be available to talented students who may not succeed in a traditional classroom.


Who?


  • Emerging musicians
  • Non-profits, small businesses, or individuals
  • Low-budget wedding videography and photography
  • Home-schooling students
  • Students interested in the media industry but traditional schools are unaffordable or cannot attend due to scheduling


Why?


  • Equipment to remain contemporary
  • Equipment and facility maintenance
  • Teacher compensation
  • Scholarships and paid mentorships
  • Make students employable and marketable instead of becoming "at risk" or unemployed



The impact?


  • Promotional and fundraising for worthy charitable organizations
  • A memorable wedding album or video when none would be had
  • Emerging artists attain the attention, recognition, and ability to market themselves
  • Media projects that otherwise could not be professionally implemented
  • Employment for students
  • Students motivated by success and achieving goals instead of failure


How?


  • Clients donate direct funds
  • Clients obtain services for a tax-deductible donation (less materials as per IRS rules)
  • The public purchases merchandise (less applicable sales tax)


Annual reports

Reports on file with governmental agencies.

Sponsors, Partners, Memberships, Donors and Grant opportunities

 

We wish to thank our sponsors, partners, and donors.

Membercard Partner

Video partner

Former Board member

Webmaster, audio/video.photo partner


Fundraising and Legal workshops; Legal support

Grant workshops and opportunities

Rubys Grant application

Grant workshops and opportunities

Non-profit Member


Non-profit license for renderfarm for Autodesk products

Non-profit licensing through Techsoup.org

Non-profit licensing

Non-profit licensing through Techsoup.org


Kudos

 

Media-related Merit Badge Counselor

 

Sol Zeller

(former Exec. Dir. of Borderline Folk Music Club of Rockland County)

 

Basya Schechter and Pharaohs Daughter

 

Avraham Rosenblum of Diaspora Yeshiva Band

 

Lazer Lloyd

 

Yerachmiel Ziegler

 

C. Lanzbom of Soulfarm


Great Products and Service

(does not imply endorsement of our organization)

 

Media related products

 

Media related cases

Our Board

>   The members of the Board do not receive a salary for their service.

 

>   The Board of Directors of the non-profit has the experience and vision to implement the mission of the non-profit

Akiva Kent

B.S., M.S.Ed.

aka Kevin

President

 

Chief Media Technical Officer

Rabbi Shmuel Friedman

Treasurer

 

Youth and  Adult Education

Officer

Rabbi Mordecai Shuchatowitz

Secretary

 

Ethics and Rabbinical Officer

 

 

 

Tom Varkus

 

 

Computer Technical Officer

Yosef Chaim Salazar, Esq.

Resident Agent


Legal Officer

Akiva Kent, Executive Director and Founder: (to ensure the technical and educational mission; providing seed funds and equipment)


  • has 30 years of service as a NYS licensed and tenured K-12 teacher; Webmaster; Data and Computer Coordinator in the NYC Dept. of Education
  • Experience in using differentiated and alternative methods of classroom instruction utilizing digital media
  • Experience in motivating students to professional achievement and tolerance and acceptance of ethnic, religious, gender, etc. diversity
  • voted as Teacher of the Year at John F. Kennedy High School
  • Author of Adobe Flash-based NYS Regents prep. website, Regents Quest (R)
  • member of a Baltimore Home Schooling network and various “House concert” groups
  • Eagle Scout and current Merit Badge counselor, especially of various media-related badges
  • 25 years operating a for-profit media business (video, audio, photo,web), formerly Maximum Impact Media, Inc. in NYS
  • live and studio audio/video recording, mixing; event and celebrity photography
  • served as a faculty of media and multimedia education at a business college (Westchester Business Institute)
  • 3 year Board member of the Borderline Folk Music Club of Rockland County
  • Videographer, photographer, audio recording, webmaster for Borderline Folk Music Club
  • will donate IRS-appraised, professional quality equipment from his 25-year business to seed the 501c3
  • providing seed funds
  • author of a Rubys Artist Development Grant application through the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance utilitizing 3D video, animation, and VR
  • furthering his educational and professional development through matriculation in classes on digital animation and game design/development

Rabbi Shmuel Friedman (to ensure the mission of the organization for alternative youth education and workforce development)

 

  • Congregation Bais Nosson, Presiding Congregational Rabbi
  • Co-founded Tiferes HaTorah, providing alternative education and employment for collegiate-level young adults

Rabbi Mordecai Shuchatowitz (to ensure that the organization has the highest ethics in financial and legal matters)

 

  • Baltimore Rabbinical Court, Presiding and head
  • Agudath Israel of Greenspring Avenue, Presiding Congregational Rabbi
  • Instructor of financial/legal matters @ Ner Israel Rabbinical College
  • Author of numerous Talmudical volumes for a major publisher (Artscroll)

Tom Varkus (Training and servicing)

 

  • Desktop, Laptop, Apple, Cell Phone, and Tablet repair
  • Operating systems and networking
  • Programming

Yosef Salazar, Esq. (Resident Agent; to ensure legal oversight and compliance)


  • Salazar Law, P.C.
  • Salazar Law, PC is a law firm with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Brooklyn, New York, dedicated to providing quality legal and title services to our clients at the most reasonable prices.
  • Yosef Chaim Salazar, Esq., a native of Panama and a graduate of Columbia Law School in New York, concentrates his practice in real estate law, as well as commercial litigation.