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 […]

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 […]

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.

Middle School students from STAR visit a Gallery for a Print Show!

“This week on our Field Trip Mondays, we went to Ground Floor Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn to see a print show our teacher organized. We have learned about a printing technique called “Risography”. They are big printers, similar to what we have at school in the Copy Room. It was weird to see one […]


STAR MS Students produce a documentary based on setting life goals!

  Students at STAR middle school rung in the new year by interviewing peers and BCCP staff about goals. Students were asked to write a series of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely) goals for their lives – anything from schoolwork to family life to anything in between. Goals were set for the next […]

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.