The Point - New York


Contact

Name of the responsible structure : The Point Community Development Corporation
Type of structure : non profit organization
Profile of the initiators of the project : arts organizers with experience and artists
Continent : North america
Country/ state : NEW YORK DC
Address/tel/fax : The Point Community Development Corporation
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
tel : + (1 - 718) 542-4139
Fax : (+ 1 718) 542-4988
Mail : thepointcdc@hotmail.com
Website : www.thepoint.org
Contact : paul lipson, executive director


Description

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...


Infrastructures

Dance studio
Theatre studio (rehearsals and rental space)
Rental studios: for events, meetings, parties
Exhibition room

Modified on Monday 29 March 2004