Guiding the Impact of Quince Orchard

by Quince Orchard Contributor Jasmyn Shumate

The Quince Orchard team is embracing expectations for the social impact of our upcoming documentary: a film that can “lead to a greater awareness of the issue and an increased willingness to become involved in the issue and in the community.”

We want our project to share the deep human stories surrounding the cultural legacy and heritage of the Quince Orchard community. We are developing an Impact Guide to outline our multi-dimensional tools, techniques and curriculum that will engage our audiences as cultural stakeholders to create meaningful discussions about the storyline of our film.

We’ll use feedback from the Impact Guide to further analyze how the story environment of our film drives social change and impact surrounding the Quince Orchard community and similar communities across the country.



Jasmyn is a rising senior at American University whose interests in multimedia communications and social impact led her to join the Quince Orchard Project. “Immediately, I was drawn to Jason’s passion to spread social impact through digital storytelling in order to create a space that illuminates the perspectives, beliefs and values of the Quince Orchard community. What a privilege it is to be a part of this experience.” Jasmyn is a member of our outreach team dedicated to strategizing a strategic communications plan to levitate and maximum the promotional reach of our film.