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Education / Health

Group gives Hunts Point women a voice

A speaker addresses the women of Female Flava.

Female Flava meets at The Point 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 […]

Education / Health

Teens flip over The Point’s circus workshop

Teens flip over The Point’s circus workshop

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 […]

Education

Skinner wins youth worker award

Skinner wins youth worker award

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.

Education / Jobs

Costs of college keep climbing

Costs of college keep climbing

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 […]

Environment / News / Parks

In the news, Sept. 13-19

In the news, Sept. 13-19

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 […]

Environment / Housing / Parks

Contaminated Hunts Point land offers opportunity

Contaminated Hunts Point land offers opportunity

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 […]

Education / Environment

From Hunts Point to Antarctica

From Hunts Point to Antarctica

Sixteen-year-old Victor Davila had never flown on an airplane before he boarded a flight at John F. Kennedy Airport last December. More than 30 hours later, he landed 6,630 miles from Hunts Point in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. He still hadn’t gotten where he was going.

Education / Environment

Community board endorses Hunts Point school

In a letter to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, Community Board 2 has called on the Department of Education to approve plans for Hunts Point High School for Sustainable Community Initiatives, a school to prepare students for green jobs. The school “is capable of changing the landscape and mindset of the […]

News

The circus comes to Hunts Point

The circus comes to Hunts Point

Neighborhood kids put on a three-ring show By Christina Davis cdav@hunter.cuny.edu Photos by Leslie Caraballo/NYCNews Service Teresa Kochis, right, helps Dimitra Martin on the trapeze. For more pictures click here. Ten-year-old Dimitra Martin hangs in the air, her ankles secured by the rope of a trapeze. She drops down, grabs […]