Wednesday, November 4, 2015
New York Community Trusts and Partners Fund Grants Bringing Digital Media Learning to More Youth
A group of funders is making 12 new grants, worth nearly $900,000, to help young people across New York City to use digital media and technology to compose and record original music, research civic and political issues, and reduce pollution in their communities.
"In the last decade, digital media and the web have become fixtures of everyday life-especially for teens," says Kerry McCarthy, senior program officer at The Trust. "Hive projects harness the power of these technologies to keep young people engaged in learning and education, and introduce them to new interests, ideas, and career pathways."
The money comes from the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund, a donor collaborative housed in The New York Community Trust that supports innovative, technology-rich teen programs developed by the Hive NYC Learning Network. . .