Thank you to the Citizens Committee of New York for believing in our work and awarding us a round of funding to pursue the collaboration with Newcomers High School! We will be returning to Newcomers High School in the Fall 2013 semester to work with the extremely talented students in Julie Mann’s Human Rights class.
First Person American will conduct a ten-week workshop series that uses storytelling to examine the process of immigrant assimilation. Students, who are learning skills in writing, journalism and video production, will produce video interviews of their peers and writing stories of their own immigrant experience.
Citizens Committee for New York City awards grants to groups who bring neighbors together to address the issues that are important to the community. In 2013, Citizens Committee for New York City awarded nearly $571,000 in grants and supporting more than 300 efforts in all five boroughs. We are thrilled to be a part of this year’s funded initiatives! Thanks CCNY for your support.