Studio: Spaceworks @ Williamsburgh Library
Based In: Brooklyn
Website: El Puente
El Puente Leadership Center at Jonathan Williams Plaza is one of El Puente’s newest centers, located in the Jonathan Williams Plaza NYCHA Houses. El Puente at Jonathan Williams Plaza offers year-round free programming for youth ages 6-18, and seasonal classes and workshops for adults in health and wellness, arts and crafts, fitness, and more.
Using a holistic approach to leadership training, El Puente’s signature Membership Model for creative youth and community development integrates social action within a bilingual comprehensive, skill-based program that includes: academic enrichment, performing and visual arts, sports, health and wellness, one to one mentoring and internships. Youth and adult members of the El Puente Leadership Centers engage in community development projects as well as citywide/national social justice campaigns that support and develop their leadership and have a sustainable impact on global issues as expressed in El Puente’s Platform for Human Rights.
El Puente Leadership Center at Jonathan Williams Plaza is very grateful to have free access to space at the Williamsburgh Library through El Puente’s partnership with Spaceworks. This is one of El Puente’s newest centers and located in a NYCHA building, which has limited space for movement classes, such as the breaking class that will be using Studio A consistently. Having this resource in the neighborhood is a big help to the community of Los Sures (Southside of Williamsburg) and has already benefitted our young people tremendously.