Crescendo Studio Social Impact Hub

Crescendo Studio’s name for our social impact hub is Te Urunga: Entranceway to the Future. 

We have a large vision that collaborates with complementary organisations to build a network for our rangatahi and serves their whole person.  We envisage Crescendo Studio’s social impact hub as a thriving all-inclusive community environment that is in service of Aotearoa’s future.  

It became clear there is a strong need for a youth-centred social incubator in Tāmaki Makaurau, to empower rangatahi to live with passion and to value the lives they lead.  Crescendo Studio’s social impact hub, Te Urunga, will be a place that can nurture our rangatahi’s ideas and grow them with the support and guidance of Crescendo’s team of educators and mentors.

We believe having a healthy community is the most important thing we can do for our rangatahi. Our social impact hub and programmes are grounded by the Te Whare Tapa Wha model which helps to support our rangatahi holistically, with content culturally geared and youth-centred, meeting individual needs and empowering youth for the future. 

Crescendo Studio’s social impact hub is the first of its kind.  A youth mentoring space co-existing with a commercial studio offering professional services in sound design, music production, podcasts and audiobooks recording.  Our mentoring programmes are designed to build up an individual’s soft and technical skills with the aim of transitioning them into paid employment in the commercial studios.  A one-stop space to learn, up-skill, express, grow, collaborate and give back.  

We have successfully generated revenue while delivering social impact during our pilot phase over the last year by creating the conditions needed for rangatahi to thrive with guidance from our industry professionals.  As we enter our Phase 2 of scaling our social impact hub, we invite you to collaborate with us to deliver our vision.  If you are keen to learn more about our plans, please contact

We look forward to hosting you at Crescendo Studio’s social impact hub, Te Urunga, next year.