ICP's Community Partnerships provide young people from underserved communities with life skills and educational resources. To this end, ICP has established collaboratively designed programs with schools and community-based organizations throughout the city to teach photography, writing, and public speaking with the goal of fostering self-esteem, community development, and social change.

While each program maintains its own unique focus, the curricula generally include photographic and writing assignments, theme-based personal development discussions, related slide presentations, critiques, field trips, and guest artist visits. Serving over 250 students per year, the programs culminate in presentations for family and friends celebrating the students'achievements.

Special Thanks

Community Programs are made possible with generous support from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Agnes Varis Trust, Surdna Foundation, The Norman and Heewon Cerk Gift Fund, The Houston Family Foundation, Susan and Thomas Dunn, New York State Council on the Arts, Joseph Alexander Foundation, John S. Osterweis Philanthropic Fund, Wilkinson O'Grady & Co., Inc., Felicia Anastasia and Sy Jacobs Charitable Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.