Point Community Development Corp. Overview
Geographic areas served: Bronx
In the winter of 1993, four experienced community workers conceived THEPOINT to unearth the hidden strengths of both the Hunts Point community as awhole and of the young people who reside here. THE POINT’s mission tostimulate culture and enterprise in the Hunts Point community and deeplyengage young people in all aspects of revitalizing their community. Today,the new South Bronx is a national model for urban rebirth. THE POINT isjust one example of the new thinking behind this borough’s rebirth. An artscenter and neighborhood marketplace, THE POINT’s programs encourage and celebrate both artistry and entrepreneurship among the agency’s 325 youth participants. THE POINT engages participants as active agents of change, rather than treating them merely as recipients of services. For THE POINT, at-risk young people are more than bundles of problems--they are in fact wellsprings of solutions.
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The Point CDC is home for every artist, activist, community organizer, a safe space for students to come learn how to organize their ideas into arts or some other form of multimedia. As an adult volunteer, I've learned how to solve problems, conflict resolve, provide proper encouragement, praise, ... more »
I started going to the point in my late teens, I was 19 years old. I started going to their photography program and it was just amazing. The photo program there gave me confidence, gave me friends. I looked forward to attending class every week. There was always something new happening at the ... more »