I have to admit, I am in love with The Point; a nonprofit Community Development Corporation dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx [Edited Excerpt].
Being originally from the Bronx, it is wonderful to see people, especially youth, come together to make it a better place. A common stereotype of the Bronx is that it is ghetto and full of uneducated hoodlums. Although the Bronx does indeed have many ghettos, it is also beautiful, charming and has the potential for further greatness (I say “further” because I believe it is already great). The Bronx is like a Rose breaking out of concrete. A “diamond in the rough” so to speak. I can honestly talk forever about the Bronx and how wonderful The Point and other programs are that reach out to youth to teach about history, the arts, etc, however I will spare you a detailed read for another time.
I was at The Point on Saturday, May 14th, to celebrate Female Flava; an event dedicated to Women’s Empowerment. Fifteen percent of my proceeds were donated to The Point to support future programs like the one that I was apart of. The energy was ecstatic and everyone that I met (men, women and children) were amazing. It was such a warm feeling throughout the facility that if one was able to see its aura, it would be bursting with golden colors of unity. The Point is truly a blessing to the Bronx.
Stay Tuned Friends! I plan on revisiting The Point soon! Interested in donating? Click HERE to find out how!
The Point is located at 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx, NY 10474 (718) 542-4139