Initiatives

The Andrew Freedman Home Initiative is a comprehensive and correlating suite of programs and services designed to systematically raise the educational and employability standards of the adults in this community and both find and create new employment opportunities.  The initiative, located at The Andrew Freedman Home, will feature:

  • Cultural Arts and Media Center – will provide opportunities for community residents interested in the hard-to-enter film production industry to learn how to use industry standard equipment for film, video, television, animation and graphic design.  Progress 2012 (hosted acclaimed art exhibition and several cultural media programs; partnered with several art institutions for future collaborations in 2013)
  • Small Business Incubator – will provide business creation support and guidance with the intent on creating permanent employment opportunities and industry diversification for the Bronx economy.  Progress 2012 (market study completed; industry focus areas selected; collaborative discussions taking place with local educational institutions)