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Fountain Square to Feature Creative Video Thanks to Student in UC's Academic Internship Program

Neal Patrick, a psychology student who participated in UC's Academic Internship Program, recently helped make a video for his non-profit employer. That video will premiere at 12:15 p.m., Oct. 3, 2013, on the Fountain Square jumbotron.

Date: 9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: Erin Cohen
Phone: (513) 556-4535

UC ingot   During summer semester, Neal Patrick, a psychology student in the University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, was selected as Social Venture Partner’s (SVP) UC student intern and Charitable Words Scholar.

During his internships, Patrick was challenged to learn and understand the story of SVP and then tell SVP’s story in a creative and visual way.

Patrick's goal was to create a video that if shown on the jumbotron and the narrative could not be heard, the images themselves would be so compelling that viewers would be motivated to learn more about SVP as an organization.

Social Venture Partners combines principles of good business with the passion of mission-driven philanthropy to provide innovative solutions to critical issues facing our society today. Partners invest their life skills and resources with nonprofit organizations that positively impact the quality of life in Greater Cincinnati. According to Joan Kaup, executive director of SVP Cincinnati, “Social Venture Partners are both global and local. Partners are volunteers, parents, community leaders and philanthropists sharing connections, passion and purpose.”

SVP’s newest video, entitled “I’m a Better Person for It,” was a collaboration between SVP Cincinnati, Charitable Word Scholars and the University of Cincinnati Academic Internship Program.  SVP Partners Bruce Hager, Tom Callinan and Patrick Points worked with UC's Patrick to interview the SVP partners, photograph activities at the various SVP nonprofit organizations, draft a storyboard, and create graphics to produce a 2:45 minute video.

That video will premiere at 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, on the LED (light-emitting diode) jumbotron overlooking Fountain Square.