On September 28 at Carnegie Hall, Young New Yorkers joined arts organizations and photographers in seven NeON neighborhoods for the NeON Arts City-Wide Asset Mapping exhibition.
This summer Young New Yorkers partnered with NeON Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Probation in partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, to lead a community-wide photography project of mapping the braided narratives of East New York, one of seven NeON neighborhoods participating in this project.
Young people from East New York participants joined YNY teachers and photographers Rodolfo Diaz and Sarah Stacke to document the "Everyday Heroes" of their neighborhood.
Stay tuned for a full spread of the portraits of East New York's Everyday Heroes by the young New Yorkers.
PO Simmons, who heads up Brownsville, and, PO Smith, who heads up East New York with our ED Rachel Barnard
Damian Myrick, a mentor in the Arches Program, and his wife pose beside Mr. Myrick's portrait, photographed by @rudiediaz in collaboration with the YNY participants. "An everyday hero is someone who goes about doing community work without anything in return ... out of the kindness of their heart," said Mr. Myrick in an interview with the young New Yorkers.
Rham Robinson, a Success Advocate with the Center for Community Alternatives, stands beside his portrait. He was nominated by several of the young participants that have been mentored by him in ENY.
Rachel takes a selfie with Christopher, one of our graduates and an extraordinary young man.
A portrait of one participant taken by another participant, projected in a slide show during the Carnegie Hall programming.