Interfaith Community Services, Veteran's Transitional Housing

Interfaith Community Services was founded in 1979 by a handful of diverse faith communities to address the needs of low-income, homeless, and underserved populations. The video brings awareness to theirVeterans' Housing Program, with an emphasis on a fundraising initiative: a capital campaign, called Lifting Up Our Neighbors. The campaign's goal is to pay off the mortgages of the housing programs, which will strengthen services for veterans. Produced by students Ryhen Ann Roque, Carlos Reyes, Ryan Anderson, Jermaine Jackson and Jeff Warlick.

Student Testimony:
" What does it mean to be alone; with no one to turn to? What does it mean to be homeless; with no place to rest your head at night? What does it mean to be hungry; with no guarantees on where the next meal will come fro?. I fortunately have never had to go through any of this or ask myself any of these questions. However, for many veterans, they are faced with daily problems, which no one should ever have to go through, especially those who risked their lives in order to stand up for our nation's freedom. Working on this project impacted my life, art and work".
- Jermaine Jackson, Visual and Performing Arts Student Partner

Partner Testimony:
"CSUSM's Video in the Community course is a perfect match that helps local nonprofits in a meaningful and tangible way while also offering students the opportunity to not only learn the intricacies of filmmaking, but also see their community through a different lens as they become aware of the unique needs and experiences of those they film on behalf of the nonprofit."
- Christine Vaughn, ICS