STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It was nearly a 12 months in the past that Jaclyn Tacoronte, govt director of the New York Metropolis Digital Media Heart, introduced the newly shaped not-for-profit group — a radio, TV manufacturing studio in Stapleton.
The NYC Digital Media Heart is an outlet that gives alternative for training and an actual world expertise of media and journalism. And thru applications provided, members of the neighborhood can purchase expertise in digital media industries.
Contributors and college students purchase broadcasting and TV expertise whereas having the choice of incomes certification that may be utilized to long-term training options. Members are additionally given the chance to work with state-of-the-art tools, native multidisciplinary leaders and New York Metropolis neighborhood media companions.
The Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC of Staten Island has partnered with the middle.
The contingent contains contributors from McKee and Port Richmond Excessive Colleges, who’ve already attended the spring and summer time classes.
The middle acquired a $40,000 grant from The Staten Island Basis, which is able to proceed to help collaborating college students.
In a collaborative effort with the JCC of Staten Island, a press convention was staged on the Gerard Carter Heart.
“To see an unimaginable pillar of the neighborhood resembling The Staten Island Basis and its board of administrators help the NYC Digital Media Heart and the applications, is an funding straight again to coaching and facilitating a lifelong ardour for digital media with the top objective of coaching the following wave of content material creators to inform the assorted tales of the greenest borough, Staten Island,’ mentioned Tacoronte. “To work with award-winning MC Milk, our college students will obtain first hand information within the trade,” she added.
Councilwoman Kamillah Hanks famous: “It’s unimaginable to see the impression that the NYC Digital Media Heart is having in our neighborhood, and I do know that this grant from The Staten Island Basis will work to assist the Heart in its efforts to offer our younger folks with the talents, alternatives, and trainings essential to pursue thrilling careers in a burgeoning trade. I’ve had the pleasure of assembly with and being interviewed by a few of the college students on this 12 months’s cohort and it’s clear that the work that the NYC Digital Media Heart is doing is a real funding in our youth. Welcome to your new house on the JCC Gerard Carter Heart in Stapleton!”
“Our grant to The NYC Digital Media Heart aligns with the Basis’s priorities to help brighter futures for Staten Island’s younger folks,” mentioned Laura Jean Watters, The Staten Island Basis’s govt director. “The scholars on this 12 months’s cohort have embraced the skilled alternatives provided to them with enthusiasm. We’re assured that this funding of Basis sources will result in robust outcomes.”
“The Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC of Staten Island is proud to companion with the NYC Digital Media Heart on these thrilling applications that profit our youth. Investing in profession coaching for younger folks on Staten Island will definitely profit our borough for generations to come back,” added Orit Lender, the CEO of the Jewish Group Heart.
“I’m very excited and grateful to have the ability to work with the scholars in my neighborhood,’ says award-winning MC Milk,” a rapper and producer working with artist resembling MC Lyte, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Bilge and Sinead O’Connor.
Applications started in spring 2022. For extra info or to enroll, go to www.nycdigitalmediacenter.nyc