Welcome to DevelopingAmerica.org!
Developing America is a multimedia non-profit dedicated to building a like-minded community of people dedicated to honing a more globally relevant identity for the US as an ever-developing nation.
What Others Are Saying About DevAm
“Developing America is more than just a budding organization, it is the vehicle by which our most relevant global ideas and ideals are being delivered to a generation of Millennials stricken by apathy. What Lucas Olson and Timothy Kurek are attempting is brave, and it is my fervent prayer they succeed.” -Joe Eldridge, Head Chaplain, American University, D.C. &. Board Member, US Institute of Peace
"Developing America is a powerful and innovative idea everyone will be talking about soon. The idea pushes the limits of what is possible within cinematography, in order to share the essential stories that need to be told within the United States. Developing America is sure to open people's hearts and minds and inspire society towards positive action." -Chris Palmer, Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and President of the One World One Ocean Foundation
“Developing America is the needed and timely answer to many of the pressing issues facing the next generation of international development professionals. This organization and subsequent documentary will inspire, challenge and change how US citizens view the field of development. Developing America is an organization that deserves to be supported, and I encourage everyone to do so.” -Vidya Samarasinghe, Professor at America University's School of International Service and Director of the International Development Program.
News: July Announcements
"The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land."
Listen to Director of Communications Timothy Kurek's TEDx talk at University of the Aegean
Modern Pilgrim by Lucas Olson to be released by Green Bridge Press
Cinematographer Jim Standridge to join Developing America on documentary shoot this summer
Award-winning composer Michael Kurek to compose original film score for summer documentary
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