ICP's Community Partnerships provide young people from underserved communities with life skills and educational resources. To this end, ICP has established collaboratively designed programs with schools and community-based organizations throughout the city to teach photography, writing, and public speaking with the goal of fostering self-esteem, community development, and social change.

While each program maintains its own unique focus, the curricula generally include photographic and writing assignments, theme-based personal development discussions, related slide presentations, critiques, field trips, and guest artist visits. Serving over 250 students per year, the programs culminate in presentations for family and friends celebrating the students' achievements.

Special Thanks

Community Partnerships are made possible with generous support from The Hearst Foundations, Keith Haring Foundation, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, The Norman and Heewon Cerk Gift Fund, Susan and Thomas Dunn, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Stuart Z. Katz and Jane Martin, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Select Equity Group, Lois and Bruce Zenkel, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.