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May 5, 2015

Musical Connections Showcase ACS Juvenile Justice Youth

Seven talented young people from two juvenile justice facilities who are students at Bronx Hope School made their Carnegie Hall debut before an enthusiastic audience of family, staff and friends on Tuesday night, May 5th. In partnership with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and Passages Academy, Department of Education, the teens participated in Carnegie Hall’s “Musical Connections” program, which brings professional artists together with students to write poetry and music. Twice a week, for six weeks these students were mentored by the artists, producing some inspiring and emotional work. Beaming with pride at the concert were ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión and Deputy Commissioner Felipe Franco, along with Bronx Hope staffers Lemeeque Woods, the school’s social worker, and Thor-El Harrison, the school’s liaison.

Musical Connections, Commissioner Gladys Carrión and Lemeeque Woods
ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión and Bronx Hope social worker Lemeeque Woods at the Carnegie Hall concert
Deputy Commissioner Felipe Franco, right, and Thor-El Harrison
ACS Deputy Commissioner Felipe Franco, right, and Thor-El Harrison, Bronx Hope liaison

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