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Community Partnerships

  • © Curtis Willocks
  • Student critique in the classroom
    © Stacy Welkowitz
  • Final presentation in the classroom
    © Tiffany Williams
  • VantagePoint 21 exhibition opening reception in the gallery
    © Trudy Yip
  • ICP at The Point Gallery
    © G. Giraldo
  • VantagePoint 22 exhibition opening reception in the gallery
    © G. Giraldo
  • Student photographer Elizabeth Rodriguez presenting her work in the theater at the VantagePoint 22 exhibition opening reception
    © G. Giraldo
  • Staff and students at the VantagePoint 22 exhibition opening reception
    © Trudy Yip
  • © Elizabeth Perez, Student
  • © Nadia Hallgren, Student
  • © Elijah Canada, Student
  • © Bianca Hernandez, Student
  • © Olivia Sherman, Student
  • © Alex Hernandez, Student
  • © Jocelyn DeJesus, Student


The Point CDC,
ICP at The Point


"Photography is my way of showing others my view. In my photos I like to express the beauty and happiness I see in just the littlest things anyone else would just walk by and pay no attention to."


ICP at The Point is an ongoing collaboration with The Point Community Development Corporation in the South Bronx, providing a photography-based program that includes a classroom studio, black-and-white darkroom, and gallery. In a typical year, ICP at The Point directly serves over 100 students through two tiers of pre-teen and teen classes, as well as weekly open labs. In four 10-session terms, ICP teaching artists provide instruction in the fundamentals of photography alongside writing and public speaking assignments. In addition to final presentations each term, students are also featured in an annual exhibition of their photographs in the on-site Vantage Point gallery. In 2005, the program received the Coming Up Taller Award, the nation's highest honor bestowed by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

THE POINT Community Development Corporation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. We work with our neighbors to celebrate the life and art of our community, an area traditionally defined solely in terms of its poverty, crime rate, poor schools, and substandard housing. They believe the area's residents, their talents and aspirations, are THE POINT's greatest assets.

This program is made possible with support from The Pinkerton Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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High School of Fashion Industries

High School of Fashion Industries

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

Friends of Island Academy

Friends of Island Academy

CP's partnership with FOIA provides students with photography and writing instruction along with self-esteem and life skill-building activities.

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

This collaboration teaches young people who are patients of Mount Sinai to re-envision their lives through the arts.