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Community Photo Booth by Luis Santana

At Make a way out Community Day, Community Heroes collaborating photographer Luis Santana hosted a Community Photo Booth taking free portraits of community members. Check out all the photos at this link: https://www.communityheroes.nyc/projects/standrews-photo-booth/ When posting these photos, please credit the photographer Luis Santana (IG: @luissantanaaaa | Website: www.luis-santana.com/)   MAKE A WAYOUT COMMUNITY DAY (M.A.W.) is a collaboration effort between No Gun Smoke School Tour Inc., Community Heroes, Her-King Alagantic Block Association, and Friends of St. Andrews Playground that will be held on September 25, 2021 from 10- 11:30 a.m. at Kingston Park (St. Andrews Playground). 

Photos from the Make a way out Community Day (St. Andrews Playground)

MAKE A WAYOUT COMMUNITY DAY (M.A.W.) is a collaboration effort between No Gun Smoke School Tour Inc., Community Heroes, Her-King Alagantic Block Association, and Friends of St. Andrews Playground that will be held on September 25, 2021 from 10- 11:30 a.m. at Kingston Park (St. Andrews Playground). M.A.W. will include a panel discussion titled “Safety, Resources and De-criminalization of Youth” which will be moderated by DalaeJa Foreman and Ms. Fabio (Deputy Superintendent of District 16) with Mrs. Sharon Odwin (Principal of P.S. 308), Kesha Townsel (Assistant Principal of P.S. 5) Brian Benn (Factory Boutique), Stefanie Zinnerman (New York State Assembly of district 56), Jason Martin (Lawyer), Anthony Rico (Lawyer), Henry Butler (Community Advocate), Tremaine Wright (Community Advocate and former New York State Assembly) and Antoine Cassidy (No Gun Smoke School Tour Inc.). Panelists will discuss ways to increase safety within the community and what services are available to help mediate concerns. They will also discuss the controversial topic of the criminalization of youth and how to change the narrative to guide them to be productive members of society. Photos by Anjelic Owens For additional photos of the day, click HERE. Community Photo Booth During the event, collaborating photographer Luis Santana hosted a [...]

Photos from the Friends of St Andrews Playground Community Celebration

August 2021 – July 2022
St Andrews Playground

(along Kingston Ave & Herkimer Ave)

Lead Neighborhood Organizers
with support from

This project was also supported in part by generous contribution of Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr, NYC Council Member for the 36th District, Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.