On Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Bronx Community Solutions, and the 161st Business Improvement Distict, sponsored an art exhibition entitled “Shifting Lenses: The Bronx Court’s Response to Community Service.” This exhibit, part of Bronx Week, chronicles the effect of court ordered community service in the Bronx through Bronx Community Solutions’ community impact, graffiti removal, and step street community service projects. All of these initiatives are in collaboration with our community partners including the NYPD, the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, local community based organizations, the Department of Sanitation, the Parks Department, Community Boards, and most importantly, community residents.
The event was a huge success with over 40 attendees including Assemblywomen Gibson who cut the ribbon during our ribbon cutting ceremony, the Deputy Borough President, and the granddaughter of Winston Churchill. The excitement over the community service projects was palatable as participants viewed the 30 framed photographs.
Bronx Community Solutions would like to thank their Community Advisory Board who created this idea at their January meeting, Cary Goodman for providing a space to make it happen, and of course, the community partners that have made the community service projects possible.
If you missed the exhibit opening, you can still view the exhibit through May 26, 2010 at the 161st Street Bid Office, located at the corner of 161st Street and Grand Concourse.