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.”

Prosperity Catalyst, Digital Media & Video


Jeanne Dasaro was commissioned by Prosperity Catalyst to produce an informational video for Prosperity Catalyst’s launch. The video is below. Additionally Jeanne created the first Prosperity Catalyst website and newsletter. 


About Prosperity Catalyst:

Prosperity Catalyst  incubates prosperity by preparing, training, and supporting women in a holistic way to launch candle-making businesses, allowing them to independently tap in to local and regional markets. Their mission is to catalyze entrepreneurial opportunity for women in and from distressed parts of the world as a means to increase peace and prosperity.

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

Why Not Boston, Digital Media & Video, Producer, Creator

Why Not Boston was a funny little web show co-hosted by Trish Fontanilla and Lex Schroeder filmed from September 2010 to June 2011. It featured monthly for musings about life and Boston (and life in Boston), special guests, good music, and more. Produced by Jeanne Dasaro and featuring a live audience, Why Not Boston kept life interesting. Some people called it improv news, others just called it a really good time.


Jeanne was Co-Creator, Producer and Editor of Why Not Boston. View two past episodes below or visit http://whynotboston.com to watch more!

Episode 7 (Season Finale): You Should Probably Wear Pants from Why Not Boston on Vimeo.

Why Not Boston – Dance Break 1 from Why Not Boston on Vimeo.