Project Description

Samantha Johnson applied to the Ingersoll Community Center as a potential art instructor, but her talent for connecting people transitioned into her current role fostering community integration and developing special initiatives. Samantha loves the challenge of brainstorming meaningful events and programs with limited resources. One of the most rewarding aspects for her is seeing the impact of her work on the community, especially through the children who come up and hug her every day.

Photography by Diane Hu, a wedding and portrait photographer based in Brooklyn.

Words by Laura Hernandez, a writer and photographer living in Brooklyn who’s obsessed with all things social media and eating the best tacos around NYC.