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PCI Media Impact, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Environment, International, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Reproductive Rights, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: Founded in 1985, PCI-Media Impact empowers communities worldwide to inspire enduring change through the use of creative storytelling.

Results: With the help of our partners, we have produced over 5,000 episodes of 100 different award winning productions- reaching more than 1 billion people in 45 countries in the last 27 years.

Target demographics: For over 27 years, PCI Media Impact has led the Entertainment-Education (E-E) field. Our programs and productions have inspired and empowered communities around the world through storytelling and creative communications.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Each year, Media Impact trains hundreds of community leaders, non-profit managers, government officials and broadcasters in our social change communications methodology.

Geographic areas served: Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S.A.

Programs: Currently, we work in over 30 countries producing television series, radio dramas, music videos and many other innovative media products that address the world’s most pressing issues. Our programs have increased knowledge and changed attitudes about issues ranging from violence against women and HIV/AIDS prevention to sustainable development and wildlife conservation.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact epitomizes the true essence of integrity, creativity and commitment. Its excellence in inspiring positive social and environmental change through creative storytelling stems first and foremost from the dedication and compassion of its exceptional team and their innovative ability to raise awareness and empower communities around the world. I recently had the resounding privilege of interning with PCI Media and can happily affirm that the time I spent with this aspiring team of individuals was nothing short of unforgettable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact operates as a team of dedicated, passionate individuals who make a concerted effort to effect tangible change in the world. I interned with PCI for three months, primarily with the Environment Programs department, and can personally attest to its outreach capacity. The projects implemented by PCI are unique in their ability to captivate audiences through creative storytelling. They create real, visible behavior changes and lead to positive impacts for a variety of causes across the globe. I have been fortunate enough to experience this first-hand, and am proud to have been part of this incredible team of people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

You can measure the importance of PCI Media Impact's work by their success stories. Volunteering with them, I have heard and seen numerous examples of stories in which important and complicated ideas were communicated effectively and in new ways. By creating stories they are educating, informing, and changing the conversation for people around the world.

Safia S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI does amazing work, using entertainment and media in this incredibly useful way to actually impact lives and communities around the world. The level of detail and care that the staff have towards the project is truly admirable. I loved my time interning at the office, I got to feel that I was doing real work. I worked on the ISurvivedEbola campaign, and I know that the videos that PCI made and the impact that they had on those African communities was immeasurably substantial.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I worked with PCI media impact in May 2016 as a volunteer under their Wild For Life Campaign that aims tackling illegal trade in wildlife.I must say it was quite an illuminating experience for me, as I got to learn about other endangered wildlife like the Pangolin save for the elephant that I knew before as well measures to protect them.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This year I had the opportunity to intern at PCI and everyday at the office has been a learning experience. The team's dedication, rigour and programmatic diversity is inspiring. PCI's work in the field of behaviour change and in empowering communities has re-ignited my passion and commitment to environmental justice and community development.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact truly knows how tell a story that plants the seed of change. Through story telling, they get their audience to listen to the story and message that will have a positive impact on their own lives and their community. The power of telling is on full display with the creative process they have mastered.
Everyone in this organization is truly dedicated to their work and understand the importance of what they do.

2 Prince O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the work of PCI Media. Met with Sean and a few of his colleagues in UNEA2 Nairobi during the launch of #WildForLife, a UN backed global campaign to fight illegal trade on wildlife.
The team at PCI are just lovely to work with,very down to earth fellows and they love their Jobs.
Thumbs UUP PCI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is a great Nonprofit Organization.
It creates social change through entertainment education.
PCI does a lot for the world, it changes people's lives every single day.
People working at PCI are all very special, talented, creative and dedicated.
I hope this organization keeps on growing and continues making this world a better place!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is changing the world for the better. This non-profit ACTUALLY makes a difference and they're not afraid to get their hands dirty!

1 Sadera

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Media impact, have been very instrumental in advocating for African wildlife and also used media to send messages of hope to reach the wider audience

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Media Impact have changed the perceptions of people through Education Entertainment to abetter understanding of issues ranging from climate change ,HIV and Aids ,behavior change ,wildlife conservation to good governance ,When i met them in Tanzania i learned from them a lot and it is evident from the work i am doing for Enkusero Sampu Conservancy in Kenya

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact uses the emotional connection of stories for development.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact, Inc. has been an interesting organisation that works to enhance our quality of communication through story telling techniques. I have had an opportunity of working with this team to enhance our communication skills through an innovative method of capturing the story by capturing the moments of our activities through a visual camera! It is always a pleasure to work them again, any time any where.

Best,

Hari

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pci-Media, a non-profit I would love to work with again. They are on point with the direction of their projects and executes them precision. I help them with their video department, and storytelling and education aspect is done like I never seen before. They are very organized and does a ton of great work, can't wait to see what they will produce in the future.

1 Anu Sachdev

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A group of energetic change-makers using storytelling for social change. This HERO organization not only uses storytelling for health related behavior change, but also for environmental conservation, animal rights and many more issues around the world. A perfect team of skilled individuals who employ Entertainment-Education strategy for social change, but are not limited to it. Recently the team started to use Positive Deviance and Liberating Structures in their work. I have been very fortunate to have worked with PCI Media Impact and participate in social change with them. WE NEED MORE SUCH GREAT NONPROFITS.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had a very exciting and enriching opportunity to work with PCI Media Impact on one of their international projects. Media Impact as an organization and team are focused, diligent and very professional with skills that relate and empower communities around the world. They have for years, used the power of story telling to change the world and indeed have had a great impact. They not only change behaviors but empower communities to take action for themselves, adding the crucial sustainability component to wherever they work. Definitely, they are excellent strategic communication planners, program managers, facilitators, and partners to work with.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is my favourite non-profit! I have worked with them in Ghana and seen first hand how their storytelling methodologies put into practice, work! They were able to build the capacity of many different sectors of the community; from fishermen to radio producers to local government officials. Through participatory approaches, the community took ownership of the project and it has had a lasting impact on their lives. This is what I like the most. They do not have a top-down approach. They listen to the community and then teach them and show them how to make a difference themselves. They give the community the tools to empower themselves and best of all, in an entertaining way! They really do tell the stories that change lives! Brilliant!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is an extraordinary non-profit organization that creates models of entertainment in collaboration with hundreds of communities in need across the globe for the purpose of social change. The Sabido method of Entertainment-Education that they employ is consistently successful in educating said communities through something that is exciting to watch or listen to together. I had the pleasure of working in collaboration with members of PCI Media Impact two years in a row through a class in Universtiy of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and their support, integrity, and warm, well-intended nature in tackling many tough social issues we all face in one way or another today is truly inspiring, unique, and remarkable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI-Media Impact commits extraordinary work, talent, and effort to empower people all over the world to share their stories in order to create change. I cannot say enough good things about this organization! I will always cherish the time I worked with Media Impact as a student of the Clinton School of Public Service in St. Lucia with the My Island My Community program. Not only did Media Impact impart the necessary tools to create a positive change in behavior regarding Climate Change but working with the entire team was a wonderful experience. Sean, Brenda, Alleyne and everyone else with Media Impact treats everyone with such kindness and respect.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is an extraordinary organization that creates models of entertainment in collaboration with communities in need for the purpose of social change. The method of Entertainment-Education that they employ is successful in educating communities through something that is exciting to watch or listen to. I had the pleasure of working in collaboration with members of Media Impact two years in a row and their support and integrity in tackling tough social issues is truly inspiring.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCI Media Impact is a truly inspirational organization that does the job they set out to do. Through interesting and entertaining means they reach the hearts and minds of people in the communities they work in. Everyone loves a good story and PCI Media Impact gives people this and in so doing promotes social change. With a tightly knit staff who build off each others' skills and experience and work with locals to produce truly remarkable work, both the work atmosphere and their final product is life changing. From schools in NYC, to the jungles of West Africa, to the slums of India and villages of South America - PCI Media Impact spreads a positive message and empowers communities to do better for themselves. My greatest wish for the organization is to spread their model to every corner of the world!