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"Picture This" 2015 JustArts: Photography Program Exhibition

The Red Hook Community Justice Center’s JustArts: Photography Program allows high school aged students to learn more about their communities through the photos they take. Over the course of 12 weeks, these students became young photographers and learned about  the VISUAL and WRITTEN art of photography!

On May 26th we recognized all of the students hard work and dedication to the program in a culminating exhibition entitled “Picture This". The students explored their communities and highlighted different aspects of it, from transportation, to street art, culinary cultures, work life and community transition. The students were extremely proud and happy to put on a show!
Their work is currently being displayed at the local Brooklyn Public Library (Red Hook Branch, 7 Wolcott Street) indefinitely for community members enjoyment. If you are in the neighborhood and would like to see the young photographers work stop by!


This program was presented by the Red Hook Community Justice Center …

Our 6th Annual Youth Summer Internships and Jobs Fair was a Success!

Close to 200 young adults came out to our 6th Annual Youth Summer Internship and Job Fair in Red Hook this week! 
The Red Hook Community Justice Center began organizing the Summer Internship and Job Fair for the last 6 years in response to high unemployment levels among local teens and their strong desire to find work during the summer. Young People gain valuable skills that help them academically, professionally and most importantly, we want young people to have meaningful activities during their summer break. This year we had 18 organizations come out to recruit! A Special Thank-You to:Year Up,Green City Force,Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, Catholic Charities: Young Adult Internship Program, 5th Avenue Communities Stronger Together and Adult Education Programs, Red Hook Initiative, Dance Theater Etcetera, Added Value, State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz,Project Reach Youth,Groundswell Mural Project,Youth Made Media,Teens Helping Each Other,Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO SOS)