Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI)
Founded in 1986, HCCI was established by a coalition of inter-faith congregations and has implemented a comprehensive portfolio of programs to provide affordable housing and safe streets; offer opportunities for individuals and groups to become and remain economically independent; increase understanding of and access to health care; and, provide substantive educational programs for adults and young people.
The CCS grant will support the HCCI Digital Story Workshop, teaching youth and community residents the transferable skills of media production and to empower them to tell their own stories.
The CCS grant will be used for the HCCI Computer Clubhouse Teen Filmmaker Program, which will provide a student-centered, collaborative curriculum and digital media lab. 30 youth participants will be able to curate and produce self-made media such as videos, audio, images, and text.