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Born and raised in the “Peach State” of Georgia, Joseph Johnson grew up in a community that fostered creativity and original storytelling. Pursuing his dream of being a screenwriter, Joe took the next step by receiving a B.A. in Media Art Production at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. In the past couple years, he produced numerous short films, such as: Passage, The Graduation Party, and The Butterfly of La Luna Lane. It was through these projects Joe found a passion for the development side of productions. To learn more about development, Joe was a development intern at Thomas Schlamme’s production company, Shoe Money Productions, where he conducted script and novel coverage. He was also a marketing intern at Competition Clutch, Inc. and an usher and VIP Host at the Colonial Theatre in Boston, as well. Joe is currently working as an Attractions Host at Disneyland Resort and a member of the Multihouse Engage Accelerator where he continues to grow his skills of public speaking, writing and management. On his days off, you can find Joe going on hikes, catching up on his backlogged library and going to museums.
Raima Amjad was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a BA in Literature and Writing with a specialization in Creative Writing. Growing up in the film capital of the world, she turned her skills of storytelling towards the big screen to become a screenwriter for film and television. Though she primarily focuses on narrative work, she is also currently working on a documentary highlighting issues of mental health and awareness. With her varied background in teaching children, working in the food industry, and volunteering at a hospital she was able to hone her communication skills and have enough life experiences to easily create engaging content appealing to a wide range of demographics. Like the aim of the Multihouse Engage program, Raima loves giving back to the community through service and outreach. She appreciates the value of hands-on work, building connections directly with the people who are affected by her efforts. Through her involvement in community work as well as producing engaging content that aims to highlight social issues and instill change, Raima tries to refine the state of the world using entertainment as her platform for betterment.
For more than four decades, Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. They offer housing and support services to young people in need – currently reaching 50,000 youth every year. Coming off the streets, the young people they serve are usually disconnected from their families and other social support – kids who have endured traumatic and adverse childhood experiences. In addition to living on the streets, many have survived abusive homes, spent time in juvenile justice facilities, aged out of foster care or have been victims of human trafficking and exploitation. Covenant House's comprehensive program builds a life-affirming bridge for young people by engaging youth on the street (Street Outreach) providing no-barrier, safe, short-term housing to meet their immediate needs (Immediate Care), and longer-term transitional housing (Rights of Passage) to assist those who are ready for more independent living. Their work is guided by a mission to serve youth with absolute respect and unconditional love... to help kids who are suffering... and to protect and safeguard all children in need.
SPRING 2022 - PRESIDENTS' DAY CLEANUP & GARDENING
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Presidents' Day community cleanup and planting! We picked up over 40 bags of trash, installed a dog waste station outside of Second Home, and planted a succulent garden on the corner of St. Andrews Pl and Fernwood Ave! We're also pleased to announce work has begun on a official Paul Williams Memorial & Garden!
FALL/WINTER 2021 - HOLLYWOOD CLEAN-UP & TOY DRIVE
During the month of December, the Multihouse Engage Accelerator organized a toy drive to support Lemon Grove, who distributes donations to local children in Hollywood. The generous amount of toys (see photos!) meant we could brighten over a hundred kids' lives this holiday season. We are so incredibly grateful to everyone, both near and far, who helped in that endeavor.
Throughout the program, our members have been hard at work serving the community alongside our friends at Covenant House. Through trash pickups and flower planting, we've been working to better the community for all our neighbors in Hollywood'.