The New York City Writing Project and the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance has been awarded a grant through the National Writing Project’s Building a More Perfect Union program! As part of the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grantmaking for Organizations at the National Endowment for the Humanities (@NEHgov), Building a More Perfect Union funds organizations to develop programming in anticipation of the upcoming 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. #NWP #SHARP #NEHrecovery
Learn more about about our award and project:
A More Perfect Bronx History
New York City Writing Project at Lehman College and the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
New York, NY
This partnership between Lehman College’s New York City Writing Project and the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance will engage students from underserved Bronx high schools in a year-long experience focusing on learning and communicating the results of historical research to produce resources that will support the Alliance. Students will produce online media; interpret
and explain history serving as site guides and docents; and contribute to creating opportunities for students, teachers, community members, and Park visitors to learn about the enslaved people who built, sustained, and lived on Van Cortlandt Plantation.