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.
Community Partnerships are made possible with generous support from The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation, The Keith Haring Foundation, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Bender-Fishbein Foundation, and May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.
These programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Community Programs are made possible with generous support from the William Talbott Hillman Foundation, the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, Joy of Giving Something, Inc., Deborah Jerome and Peter Guggenheimer, The Pinkerton Foundation, The Keith Haring Foundation, Houston Family Foundation, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Susan and Thomas Dunn, Luana Alesio, Bender-Fishbein Foundation, Felicia Anastasia and Sy Jacobs Charitable Foundation, Stuart Z. Katz and Jane D. Martin, Lois and Bruce Zenkel, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.