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Community Partnerships

  • Students create personal protest signs as inspired by the ICP exhibition For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
    © Kae Newcomb
  • Students reviewing their work at Friends of Island Academy
    © Tom White
  • Students editing their images and writing in the ICP Digital Lab
    © Kae Newcomb
  • Students working in the ICP studio
    © Tom White
  • Students visiting the ICP exhibition For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
    © Tom White
  • Students and staff posing with Guest Artist, Jamel Shabazz
    © Tom White
  • Student Keyonna presenting her final images and artist statement
    © Kae Newcomb
  • Final exhibition at Friends of Island Academy
    © Tom White
  • © Jessie, Student
  • © Darius, Student
  • © Lastarr, Student
  • © Ruthie, Student
  • © Jeremy, Student
  • © Jessica, Student
  • © Jeremy, Student

 

Friends of Island Academy and CASES

 

"My photographs portray my transformation from dark to light. In the beginning I was in a dark place facing obstacles. However, I was looking toward the light. I portray the obstacles I was trying to overcome such as poverty, stress, and unhealthy relationships. My photographs show my epiphany that I am a strong woman and I can do better. They show the changes I've made starting new."

— Talia

ICP's Community Partnership with Friends of Island Academy and the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) provides instruction in the basics of digital photography, writing, and public speaking as integrated into the pre-existing educational goals of Friends and CASES. Working with the themes of self and community empowerment, students work with digital cameras, laptop computers, and journals becoming more comfortable with their possibilities as tools for learning, self-expression, and affecting change. The curriculum includes: theme-based discussions, photography and writing assignments, slide presentations, group critiques/sharings, a guest artist visit, field trips, and time to prepare for the final presentation. The program culminates in a multimedia celebration of the students' work for staff, family, and friends.

Friends of Island Academy is a youth development center, which anchors and empowers young people newly released from jail in New York City and offers the protective factors necessary to keep them from going back.

CASES is an organization that provides critical support services to predominantly court-involved youth.

ICP at The Point

ICP at The Point

ICP's ongoing collaboration with The Point Community Development Corporation.

High School of Fashion Industries

High School of Fashion Industries

This yearlong program takes place in a teaching facility built by ICP in HSFI.