Post Tagged with: "ACTION"

Education

From Nigeria to Hunts Point, and beyond

Kudirat Alimi

Through her education at Hyde and the school’s connections with community based organizations, Kudirat Alimi became socially conscious and active about the issues affecting her community.

Art / Housing / Parks

“Mi Casa es Mi Casa”: Young artists voice views on displacement

Grace Kuponiyi, 16, president of ACTION, poses with her contribution, "My World"

“Mi Casa es Mi Casa,” an exhibition at The Point, highlighted the issue of displacement.

News / Politics

Amanda Septimo running for Arroyo’s seat

Amanda Septimo

Amanda Septimo has set her sights on the open City Council seat in Bronx District 17, which includes Hunts Point and Longwood. At 24, Septimo would become the youngest council member in the city.

Environment / News

JP Viñals wins Brower Youth Award

JP Viñals in San Francisco receiving his Brower Youth Award.

Bronx native, JP Viñals, wins the Brower Youth Award for his work as an environmental activist.

Economy / Jobs

ACTION graduate addresses UN

Darius Davis and Kellie Terry at the United Nations on Feb. 21.

Darius Davis, a former member of the youth advocacy program, ACTION, told a gathering at the United Nations in February about the difficulties Hunts Point’s young people face in finding good jobs.

Art / Parks

Riverside campus gets a facelift

Patrons and artists at an opening at the House of Spoof on Nov. 2.

A Nov. 2 exhibition at the House of Spoof’s new space centered around El Dia de los Muertos.

Art / Culture

Indie film depicts daily life of Hunts Point teens

Cast members from "The We and the I."

French director’s latest features local high schoolers Academy Award-winning French filmmaker Michel Gondry is known for blending the real and the surreal, but for a group of young people from Hunts Point, his latest movie is an especially intriguing mix of fantasy and reality. Several local teens make their screen […]

Education / Environment

Hyde’s ‘green dean’ thrilled to be back

The new dean of student affairs at Hyde Leadership Charter School, Stephen Ritz, talks with parent Gina Smith on Oct. 4.

The new dean of students at Hyde Leadership Charter School has a history of staring down tough challenges in Hunts Point.

Environment / Parks

New park to open near Fish Market

The new one-acre park Hunts Point Landing on Farragut St. is set to open this month.

Update: Opening day for Hunts Point Landing, Hunts Point’s newest park, is set for Monday, Sept. 24, when Congressman José E. Serrano Seth W. Pinsky, president of the Economic Development Corporation and local community leaders formally cut the ribbon.