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A.C.T.I.O.N. Application
THE POINT CDC
THE POINT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION is a non-profit organization dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. We work with our neighbors to celebrate the life and art of our community, an area traditionally defined solely in terms of its poverty, crime rate, poor schools, and sub-standard housing. We believe the area's residents, their talents and aspirations, are The Point's greatest assets. Our mission is to encourage the arts, local enterprise, responsible ecology, and self-investment in the Hunts Point community.

ACTIVISTS COMING TO INFORM OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
A.C.T.I.O.N. is a teen community leadership program of THE POINT CDC. The program engages stipended young people who work to identify social and environmental justice issues facing the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx with the goal of creating and implementing ongoing youth-led solutions. Working together with community members and fellow community organizations, A.C.T.I.O.N. serves as a community link for the re-envisioning of Hunts Point. We implement grassroots techniques in community planning and policy, and disseminate such information to the community. A.C.T.I.O.N. serves as role models for positive change for the current generation in Hunts Point.

The key components of A.C.T.I.O.N. are:
Advocacy, Academic Support, Media Training, and Youth Development.

Requirements:
• In High -School.
• Bronx residents preferred.
• 65 GPA (2.50).
• Commitment to Mon., Wed., and Fri., after-school and flexibility on weekends & holidays for special events/trips/Community Service projects as needed.
Student First Name *
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Student Last Name *
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Student Home Address *
Street, Apt., Borough, State & Zip Code
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Date of birth
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Cell Phone#
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Home Phone # *
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Email *
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Parent/Guardian name: *
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Phone # *
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Who do you live with?
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How did you hear about A.C.T.I.O.N?
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What are some of your personal interests or hobbies?
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What special talents/skills do you have that could benefit the ACTION group?
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What do you hope to gain by joining the ACTION group?
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What are your goals for yourself after high school?
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Are you able to commit to ACTION every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after-school for the whole year? (Oct. - June)
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Please give information about any prior jobs, programs, volunteer work, or extracurricular activities you have participated in, and what your role was.
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Please write a one-page essay (up to 300 words) about why you are interested in this position as a teen activist with ACTION. Include why you would be committed to improving the Hunts Point and South Bronx community, as well as your views on empowering yourself as well as the community.
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Contact
Victor Davila, A.C.T.I.O.N. Program Manager/Community Organizer
718 -42-4139 vdavila@thepoint.org
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