I Can Mess Up, But I’m Strong

by Tyreek Page During my junior year of high school I was attending the Brooklyn College Community Partnership and earned an internship working with kids at Center For Family Life (CFL), on Mondays and Wednesdays. I also participated in an Anti-Discrimination Clinic on May 17th and edited other students’ final reflections for their internship on […]


<curated by Maham Qureshi>   DISCRIMINATION   Misunderstanding (Anathasia Mfum) I’m Misunderstood. People think I’m one way. But I’m not. People view one as a nuisance Because, I’m black. But I’m not. People degrade my culture, my style, and the way I live. Don’t know me, for who I really am, As they should…  Because […]

BCAL MS progresses to create a Safe Environment of Growth for every participant.

BCCP’s BCAL Middle School after-school program is always in flux, adapting to its participants and fostering an environment of learning and growing, while socializing and collaborating. Included here are images from a variety of activities over the past few weeks; Sonic Arts For All (SAFA), Breakin’, Maker Lab, Art/Murals, Music, Soft Lab…       […]

A Different Kind of Museum

STAR students visited the Museum of the Moving Image last week to enjoy a different kind of museum. The MOMI focuses on the history of film, television, and video games, and includes cool interactive exhibits and real artifacts from classic films. Students especially enjoyed recording their own voice-overs for existing films.  All photos on this blog […]

Teaching Artist Gabriela Galvan gradually exposes BCAL MS Participants to processes of making Art with glue, paper, and/or plaster!

        At the 7th week of programming, BCAL MS participants are getting into the groove of observing the BCAL Community Agreement, which enables them to self select their daily activities and aims to help them develop a creative practice that fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership.  Pictured here are 3 different days in the […]