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Showing posts from April, 2014

Play Ball!

The Red Hook Community Justice Center celebrated the 17th season and Opening Day of the Red Hook Youth Baseball League this Saturday April 26th. City Council Member Carlos Menchaca and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz were on-hand to throw out the first pitch.

The League was founded by a partnership between the Justice Center and community members 17 years ago to provide more recreational opportunities for Red Hook youth. The Red Hook Youth Baseball League is under the management of SAYO Grays, and is dedicated to seeing its student athletes excel in the classroom and on the baseball field with the end goal being the pursuit of higher education.

How We Use Innovation To Improve Civic Engagement

ArtsFwd has selected the Red Hook Community Justice Center's work with the Center for Urban Pedagogy as an Innovation Story in Public Access Design for our "Rents, Rights, and Repairs" guide for public housing tenants in Housing Court. ArtsFwd created a short documentary that highlights this collaborative and creative process to improve access to Housing Court for tenants.

The creation of this Innovation Story was supported by the Rockefeller Foundation's NYC Cultural Innovation Fund.

Jessica Colon
Deputy Project Director