Past Projects

Amanda Berg: Newspaper Squad, 2014-2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

“I am lying raised up on one elbow wondering whether in any direction I can see beyond where you stop.” John Berger, Field Introduction by Amanda Berg As a Lewis Hine Fellow with South Bronx United (SBU,) I facilitated a middle school newspaper club focused on collaborative and creative modes of community journalism. We self-published a printed paper that included event reporting,...

Cameron Zohoori: Stories of UTEC, 2012-2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

  Introduction by Cameron Zohoori The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) in Lowell, Massachusetts is an innovative nonprofit youth center committed to serving the most disconnected youth in the city, working with them to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. UTEC runs a variety 
of programs that target the educational, professional, and personal development of...

Andrea Patiño Contreras: Stories of Lynn, 2012-2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

  Introduction by Andrea Patiño Contreras As a Hine Fellow, I arrived to Lynn, MA to collaborate with Raw Art Works documenting one of their signature programs: RAW Chiefs. Through this initiative, teenagers are trained to become leaders in their community and mentor and teach leadership to younger kids. While living in Lynn, I quickly became fascinated by the city's extraordinary...

Indaia Whitcombe: Jack's Story, 2011-2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

  Introduction by Indaia Whitcombe Autism can isolate people into a world of their own, where the effort to communicate and relate to others is an on-going struggle. An individual with autism is often unable to attribute mental states to the self and others. For ten-year-old Jack O’Halleran, this description may at first seem entirely accurate, and then with time, all together obsolete...

Jennifer Carpenter: Generation Dance, 2010-2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Introduction by Jennifer Carpenter Twice a week, about two dozen retirees meet at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association for two hours of ballroom dance. Women slip into glittery heels as men sort the sign-in sheet and song selection. As the music starts to reverberate into the old wooden floorboards, feet begin to shuffle to the rhythms of foxtrot, waltz, and rumba. There is a...

Victoria Fleischer: The Sacrifices They Make, 2010-2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Introduction by Victoria Fleischer “Education is a prerequisite for survival in America today.” —Ismail Aburrashid, an alternative education instructor in Dorchester The Sacrifices They Make Stories of College Bound Educators In today’s climate, higher education is critical. In Dorchester, Massachusetts, only 20 percent of sixteen- to nineteen-year-old high school dropouts were employed...

Erika Simon: The City School, 2009-2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Introduction by Erika Simon One Wednesday, a month and a half into my Hine Fellowship, I came to The City School (TCS) and found a small table set in the middle of the gathering space. On top of the table was a tall votive candle, still burning, and a photo of Ivol Brown propped up against a bottle of wildflowers. Everything else was business as usual, and no one was paying attention to the...

Anne Weber: The Geography of Marriage, 2009-2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Introduction by Anne Weber "In the United States every State and every Territory enacts its own peculiar code of laws on the subject of marriage and divorce. . . . Since every state, territory and country has legislated independently on these important subjects, the rules with regard to marital rights and obligations are as diverse and varied as the geography of the world." —William...

Christina Wegs: The Red Room: Making Music Out of Life, 2008-2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Introduction by Christina Wegs During 2008–2009, four young musicians - Brandon Cook, Kenneth Emiliano, Penelope de la Rosa and Aneudis Rosario - created an album of original music about their lives. They worked together in a red music studio at the Hyde Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain, with the support of their teacher and mentor David Szebeda. For ten months, I documented their...