The New Prosperity Initiative, Co-Founder, Digital Media & Video

Between 2008 and 2012, The New Prosperity Initiative (NPi), publicized the efforts of individuals and organizations working to build social and economic prosperity in and around Boston, Massachusetts and later, throughout New England and Detroit and a few locations worldwide. Through media and events, we aimed to help weave a network of ideas and solutions aimed addressing the root causes of systemic social and economic issues. As our work evolved, we began entering the conversation on systems change and emergence and began leading workshops like “Social Media Meets Purpose” and “Rethinking Careers in Social Change for the 21st Century”. Learn more at


Jeanne was Co-founder of The New Prosperity Initiative, responsible for Business Development, Operations, Events, Video Production

Stories and interviews by Jeanne Dasaro

Rising Class, Commission by Boston Rising, Digital Media & Video

Rising Class Boston

Jeanne Dasaro was commissioned by Boston Rising to produce 5 Rising Class Stories from Boston’s North End. These videos are below.

About Rising Class:

Launched in 2012, the Rising Class is a new initiative from Boston Rising, a dynamic nonprofit organization committed to ending the cycle of poverty by enabling people to chart their own paths to success.

At Boston Rising, we believe that everyone is born to rise and that all of us are part of a single class — the Rising Class. While each of us must succeed according to our own ambitions and goals, we all need access to the proper tools to rise: a quality education, a shot at a good job, and the right social connections.

Matt Conti, “The North End/Waterfront website guy with the camera”

Alphonso Dasaro, “You don’t know everything in life until you meet other people. People are life.”

Frank Imbergamo, “Accomplishment.”

Joe Letteri, “All my life, I’ve always loved opening that door that was closed to me.”

Elizabeth Ventura, “You only get one shot at life, don’t waste it.”

Ram-Ram Udaipur, Collaboration with Shikshantar, Digital Media & Video

Ram Ram Udaipur (Hello Udaipur) is the first and only webshow in India produced in the Mewari language. Shikshantar volunteers help to produce the monthly show which features socially active, eco-conscious, and artistic citizens from Udaipur, India. Ram-Ram Udaipur seeks to inspire swaraj and localization while sharing community stories.

Jeanne Dasaro was on the Ram-Ram Udiapur concept development team and served on the Production Team for Episodes 1 and 2. Videos below.


Ram-Ram Udaipur Episode 2, March 2012

Ram-Ram Udaipur Episode 1, February 2012