Promote positive youth development among underserved youth through engagement in arts, cultural, and other unique programs that provide sequential opportunities to participate over an extended period of time.
- Significantly increase mastery of program-specific competencies and developmentally appropriate life skills
- Prepare participants to transition successfully to post-secondary and/or professional opportunities, including employment in the creative economy
Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.
$50,000 (over two years)
To help support citywide auditions for public elementary school children and provide tuition-free ballet training, from beginner through the pre-professional level, for students from underserved backgrounds
Beam Center Inc.
To support BeamWorks Youth Apprentices and Teen Instructors, a training program for low-income public high school students
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, Inc.
$100,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support the Choral Music Education and Performance Program’s direct service to 700 socio-economically diverse young people, and to launch an Artistic Leadership and Training Initiative designed to help build artistic capacity, train junior staff, and cultivate a future leadership succession path
Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
To support positive growth and development of underserved youth in Sunset Park through the Life Lines Community Arts Project
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
$120,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support the Saturday and Outreach Programs—arts intensive, college-preparatory programs for New York City high school students from underserved communities—and the implementation of an in-depth assessment of both programs
Groundswell Community Mural Project, Inc.
$70,000 (over two years)
To help support the implementation of its recent strategic plan, including initiatives to enhance Master Studio programs and evaluation tools
Hudson River Community Sailing
To help launch a second youth development program serving middle school students in Inwood and support Sail Academy college-going alumni
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc.
To help support the Middle School Jazz Academy and continue work with MSJA alumni
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Company, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide capacity building support for Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center
New Heights Youth, Inc.
To support planning and capacity building in preparation for program expansion and a possible move to the Bedford-Union Armory development in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Peter Westbrook Foundation, Inc.
To provide program support for this youth development program anchored by the sport of fencing
Queens Council on the Arts, Inc.
$50,000 (over two years)
To help support the High School to Art School Portfolio Development Program
Reel Works Teen Filmmaking
$50,000 (over fifteen months)
To support MediaMKRS, an innovative digital credentialing platform for media studies and workforce readiness in film and entertainment
Row New York, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support for Row New York's youth development work
Staten Island Children's Museum
To help support the Museum Intern and Ambassador Program for teens
Woodlawn Conservancy, Inc.
$80,000 (over two years)
To help support the Preservation Training Program, a workforce development initiative helping young people develop job skills and obtain employment in stone masonry and historic preservation while also contributing to the restoration of The Woodlawn Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark