THE POINT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION is a non-profit organization dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. We work with our neighbors to celebrate the life and art of our community, an area traditionally defined solely in terms of its poverty, crime rate, poor schools, and sub-standard housing. We believe the area’s residents, their talents and aspirations, are The Point’s greatest assets. Our mission is to encourage the arts, local enterprise, responsible ecology, and self-investment in the Hunts Point community. THE POINT was founded in 1994 by Maria Torres, Paul Lipson, Steven Sapp, and Mildred Ruiz .
Former use : historic American Banknote complex
Environment: South Bronx
Foundation date: 1994
Artistic and cultural disciplines
Youth development: scholarship programs, summer activities programs, camps, Internet access
Art and Culture: visual arts, fashion, theatre, dance, music (cultural heritage tours for Latin music), media and communiaction, photography...
Community: environment, advocacy...
Theatre studio (rehearsals and rental space)
Rental studios: for events, meetings, parties