Weeksville Society  Heritage Center
 
 
 
Weeksville Today: <ul><li>Bordered by </li></ul><ul><li>Atlantic Avenue to the North </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Parkway to ...
Who Lives in Weeksville? Not available 2.8 people Average household size 32% 36% % Foreign-born 93% 85% % African-American...
Some Aspects of Life in Weeksville 45% 47% % Rented housing units where tenants pay 30%+ of their income on rent 67% 63% %...
Educational Programs & School Partnerships <ul><li>Offered to groups of students on site. Tours and programs for students ...
PS 243 The Weeksville School
PS 243 The Weeksville School <ul><li>The mission of the Weeksville School is to produce literate, lifelong learners who ar...
Kitchen Garden at Weeksville
Cobble Hill School of  American Studies
Cobble Hill School of  American Studies <ul><li>The mission of the Cobble Hill School of American Studies is to provide a ...
Primary Docs & Quills
High School for Public Service
High School for Public Service <ul><li>At the High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow, students are constantly ...
Weeksville Farmers’ Market
Weeksville Community Mural Projects 2006 – Partnership with Groundswell on Community Mural Projects for Kingsborough Houses
Weeksville Benefactors <ul><li>Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>* American Express </li></ul><ul><li>* Astoria Federal Savin...
The Pratt Center is working to have Weeksville be a nationally registered historic district.  What does this mean to the p...
Links & Sources <ul><li>Weeksville Society Heritage Center </li></ul><ul><li>	http://www. weeksvillesociety .org/ </li></u...
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  • NYC Community Board 8
  • Weeksville also offers a Staff Development program for educators and has tours open to all schools and the public. Admission is 5.00 for Adults and 4.00 for Students. Weeksville is free for anyone residing in 11213 or 11233 zip codes.
  • More info available here: - http://www.groundswellmural.org/Public_Art_Projects/2006/2006_weeksville.html - http://www.weeksvillesociety.org/groundswell-community-mural-project
  • Weeksville

    1. 1. Weeksville Society Heritage Center
    2. 5. Weeksville Today: <ul><li>Bordered by </li></ul><ul><li>Atlantic Avenue to the North </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Parkway to the South </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph Avenue to the East </li></ul><ul><li>Troy Avenue to the West </li></ul>
    3. 6. Who Lives in Weeksville? Not available 2.8 people Average household size 32% 36% % Foreign-born 93% 85% % African-American or Black 35% 34% % Age 18 and under 9% 8% % Age 65+ 33,314 34,856 Total Individuals 1990 2000 U.S. Census
    4. 7. Some Aspects of Life in Weeksville 45% 47% % Rented housing units where tenants pay 30%+ of their income on rent 67% 63% % of Rented Units with 5 Years or Less Tenure $15,679 $21,942 Average median income 89% 89% % Rented (vs. Owned) Housing Units 36% 35% % Below Poverty Line 1990 2000 U.S. Census
    5. 8. Educational Programs & School Partnerships <ul><li>Offered to groups of students on site. Tours and programs for students are developed within the framework of the New York State Learning Standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies and Visual Arts. All programs are led by museum educators and professional teaching artists. </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Arts programs </li></ul><ul><li>Performing Arts and Oral History programs </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation Education trains high school students in traditional crafts such as woodworking, stained glass, masonry, glass blowing </li></ul><ul><li>Programs have also been developed for implementation in and partnerships with schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Green Weeksville: makes connections between science-based concepts and everyday life through traditional gardening and environmental education. </li></ul><ul><li>Quills: high school students learn about the process of creating an anthology of work through graphic design and the art of creative writing because essentially they are the interconnected parts of the communication process. Designing their own book of written words cements ownership of their art and connection in their community. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Docs: teaches high school students about the creative, aesthetic, educational and historical role of documentary photography. </li></ul><ul><li>Weeksville Farmers’ Market: a youth development program located on the grounds of the Weeksville historic site. Continuing historic Weeksville’s tradition of self-reliance and entrepreneurship, The Weeksville Farmers’ Market provides young adults with social and economic entrepreneurial training as a tool to promote sustainable community development. </li></ul>
    6. 9. PS 243 The Weeksville School
    7. 10. PS 243 The Weeksville School <ul><li>The mission of the Weeksville School is to produce literate, lifelong learners who are visionary and productive, aware of self, accepting of cultural differences, sensitive to others, and who apply knowledge to make morally responsible decisions in an ever-changing global society. </li></ul><ul><li>There are about 400 students enrolled in Pre-K through 5th grade. Students are: 81% Black, 16% Hispanic and 1% Asian </li></ul><ul><li>Located at 1580 Dean St. (District 16) </li></ul><ul><li>Partnered with Green Weeksville : Second grade students in Green Weeksville have a unique opportunity to explore their communities through ecology and nutrition. They sepnd the first half of the program in school at PS 243 exploring local ecology. The latter part of the program takes place in the Kitchen Garden at Weeksville where they continue to work with two teaching artists to plant vegetables. </li></ul>
    8. 11. Kitchen Garden at Weeksville
    9. 12. Cobble Hill School of American Studies
    10. 13. Cobble Hill School of American Studies <ul><li>The mission of the Cobble Hill School of American Studies is to provide a full academic college preparatory curriculum with a special focus on the historical development of American political, social, cultural and economic institutions. The school will offer special electives and research opportunities in American History. </li></ul><ul><li>There are about 700 students enrolled in 9th through 12th grades. Students are: 3% White, 65% Black, 30% Hispanic and 2% Asian. </li></ul><ul><li>Located at 347 Baltic Street (District 15) </li></ul><ul><li>Has worked with Weeksville over the last 3 years to implement the Primary Docs and Quills programs </li></ul><ul><li>Students in the Primary Docs program will understand the importance of exploring and preserving history, creating identity and exploring self-expression and how the information they learn relates to documenting their own contemporary lives through the medium of digital photography. </li></ul><ul><li>In Quills, high school students learn about the process of creating an anthology of work through graphic design and the art of creative writing because essentially they are the interconnected parts of the communication process. Designing their own book of written words cements ownership of their art and connection in their community. </li></ul>
    11. 14. Primary Docs & Quills
    12. 15. High School for Public Service
    13. 16. High School for Public Service <ul><li>At the High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow, students are constantly pushed to achieve excellence not only in academics but in civic-mindedness. </li></ul><ul><li>There are about 400 students enrolled in 9th through 12th grades. Students are: 85% Black, 13% Hispanic and 1% Asian. </li></ul><ul><li>Located at 600 Kingston Avenue (District 17) </li></ul><ul><li>Works with the Weeksville Famers’ Market to provide young adults with social and economic entrepreneurial training as a tool to promote sustainable community development. Partnering with the High School for Public Service, youth volunteers operate a socially responsible market farming micro-enterprise, selling produce grown at Weeksville. Volunteers learn the business as farmers, business plan developers, data management specialists and salespeople. </li></ul>
    14. 17. Weeksville Farmers’ Market
    15. 18. Weeksville Community Mural Projects 2006 – Partnership with Groundswell on Community Mural Projects for Kingsborough Houses
    16. 19. Weeksville Benefactors <ul><li>Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>* American Express </li></ul><ul><li>* Astoria Federal Savings </li></ul><ul><li>* Con Edison </li></ul><ul><li>* Fleet Bank </li></ul><ul><li>* Goldman Sachs & Co. </li></ul><ul><li>* Independence Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>* KeySpan Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>* Lowes Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>* Time Warner Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>* Verizon Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>* Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority </li></ul><ul><li>* Bay (and Paul) Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>* Booth Ferris Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>* Carnegie Corporation of New York </li></ul><ul><li>* Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation* </li></ul><ul><li>* JM Kaplan Fund </li></ul><ul><li>* Lily Auchincloss Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>* New York Community Trust </li></ul><ul><li>* Rockefeller Brothers Fund </li></ul><ul><li>* Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>* Starr Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>* William Randolph Hearst </li></ul><ul><li>* William T. Grant Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>* National Endowment for the Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>* New York Council on the Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>* New York City Council Member Item </li></ul><ul><li>* New York City Department of Cultural Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>* New York State Council on the Arts </li></ul><ul><li>* New York State Office of Parks </li></ul><ul><li>* Preservation Services Fund (National Trust) </li></ul><ul><li>* United States Department of the Interior </li></ul><ul><li>* United States Department of Juvenile Justice </li></ul>
    17. 20. The Pratt Center is working to have Weeksville be a nationally registered historic district. What does this mean to the people living there now? What are both positive and negative implications? Research Questions How does the current history of the neighborhood play a role at Weeksville? What are the steps taken to be approved for, and to create a collaborative work of art in a public space?
    18. 21. Links & Sources <ul><li>Weeksville Society Heritage Center </li></ul><ul><li> http://www. weeksvillesociety .org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Weeksville’s on Facebook! </li></ul><ul><li> http://www. facebook .com/pages/Brooklyn-NY/Weeksville-Heritage-Center/76994302364 </li></ul><ul><li>PS 243 Weeksville School </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. theweeksvilleschool .org/home </li></ul><ul><li>Cobble Hill School of American Studies </li></ul><ul><li>http://schools. nyc .gov/SchoolPortals/15/K519/default. htm </li></ul><ul><li>High School for Public Service </li></ul><ul><li>http://schools. nyc .gov/SchoolPortals/17/K546/default.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Community Board 8 Brooklyn </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.brooklyncb8.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Census, Decennial Census </li></ul><ul><li>http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en </li></ul>

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