By Kimberly Devi Milner The Point CDC kicked off its second year in the national literacy initiative, The Big Read, on March 2nd, with Julia Alvarez discussing her acclaimed 2004 novel, “In the Time of the Butterflies,” via Skype.
By Kimberly Devi Milner Calls to create a green Bronx, tear down the Sheridan Expressway and serve nutritious lunches echoed across The Point’s Live from the Edge Theater at the community center’s annual Town Hall meeting on March 21st. Teen activists from the center’s community leadership program, A.C.T.I.O.N., presented campaigns [...]
By Kimberly Devi Milner As Hunts Point waits for the city’s renovation plans on the Sheridan Expressway– which passed its forecasted winter release — activists hope an interactive display traveling through the Bronx can re-engage communities with the decade-long controversy.
Last summer, 17-year-old Jocelyn Smith had sex for the first time. Not long afterward, she found she was pregnant. Her angry parents beat her. Within a few months, she had broken up with her boyfriend. “I needed people I could talk to that I could trust,” she recalled. A friend [...]
At The Point’s Live from the Edge Theater on a recent evening, a teenage boy wearing a red long sleeved t-shirt took a running start and hurtled into the air, tucking his knees beneath him and landing on a folding mat several yards away. A girl wearing blue yoga pants [...]
Earl Skinner, the Point Community Development Corp.’s after-school coordinator, has won the 2011 PASEsetter award, granted annually to five cream-of-the-crop youth development professionals from across the city. Skinner and the other winners will each receive a $5,000 award for their agencies.
Sharon De La Cruz, director of The Point’s A.C.T.I.O.N. program borrowed $15,000 to earn her bachelors degree. Her colleague Danny Peralta, the community center’s director of arts and education, is $36,000 in hock. They’ll probably be in their 50s before they manage to pay off their student loans. And they’re [...]
Former Community Board 2 chairman Roberto Garcia and Parks Dept commissioner Adrian Benepe were honored by the Bronx River Alliance on Sept 16 for their long years of service to the Bronx. Garcia, who now serves as senior director of community and government relations at Montefiore Medical Center and executive [...]
Three years ago, three local community organizations – The Point CDC, Sustainable South Bronx and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice – banded together in an effort to ensure that new development met the needs of residents. Surveying the opportunities, they found that the rebuilding of the South Bronx had [...]