Shanza’s Internship: “Determination Creates Winners”

 My internship was interning at BCAL for the middle school program. During the internship I experienced many things. I learned a few things that I had never experienced before. Using the computers and software available I was able to learn laser cutting because of the software Rhino. Rhino is a 3D CAD modeling software  that […]


<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 […]

Team SWAGG DRIPPY “Knock On That Wood” Music Video Premiere!

2016-2017 BCAL MS Music Technology Middle School Youth manifest their desires to succeed and prosper in “Knock On That Wood;” follow on SoundCloud for more BCCP BCAL MS Hits!

The BCCP Maker Lab is helping BCAL Middle School participants create a prototype for improved designs…

Developmentally, BCAL Middle School participants are on a quest to understand their access to new technologies and to prototype designs that help them develop ideas and problem solving abilities.  Here are a few images of work created using Rhino 2D/3D software, to later be output as an Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file and interpreted by our laser cutter.

Sonic Arts For All makes Music Magic Happen!

Sonic Arts For All (SAFA!)  is at BCAL on Fridays facilitating making music through beats on screens: it’s an individual hands-on experience that promotes sequential learning through a shared technology that fosters inquiry.

Movable Game Jam hosted by BCCP at BCAL!

On Saturday, 12/10/16, braving the coldest day of Winter thus far, participants flocked from all over NYC to experience the Games For Change Movable Game Jam at the Brooklyn College Art Lab in 301 Roosevelt Hall, hosted by BCCP as “a part of [the] G4C Student Challenge in New York City…inspired by Hive’s Movable Game Jam Initiative.” There were REAL Scientists […]

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 […]

This is a snapshot of our program at the end of last school year (2015-2016), its first full school year: watch and tell us what you think!

BCAL MS Program has made a lot of progress but like the rest of the world and country: WE STILL HAVE a lot of WORK TO DO! BCAL Mini Doc from BCCP Video on Vimeo.

My Future Awaits

Upon entering the vicinity of Purchase University in Upstate NY, Cohen Alexis loudly states “My future awaits”. Just like Cohen, Purchase University was the first time many students from BCAL project peace visited a college outside of the city. Truthfully, this was also the first time many students visited a college campus that wasn’t Brooklyn […]