De-escalation and Conflict Resolution Training 2/10/2015

Reel Works in Schools SONYC program at West Prep Acadmy   Last Tuesday morning Reel Works’ teaching artists from Reel Works in Schools SONYC program at West Prep Academy headed to Midtown to attend a Ramapo for Children workshop focused on how to de-escalate conflicts in middle school environments. David Richmond, Caitlin Gibbons, and Orges … More De-escalation and Conflict Resolution Training 2/10/2015

Girls Empowerment Group: To Be a Woman Is To Be Undefeated

Reel Works’ Girls Empowerment Group launched its first meeting last night at 7 PM. One of the girls, Cassidy Mojica, shared what being a woman means to her: “I think being a young woman means being undefeated.” The group, primarily composed of young Black women, wrote out what being Black means to them, then drew … More Girls Empowerment Group: To Be a Woman Is To Be Undefeated

How Selma Taught Us About the Power of Black Youth and Social Change

Before I could tap him on the shoulder, Enlil McRae (Summer Lab 2013) laughed and rolled his eyes, “Yeah, yeah, we know.” He knew that him and the nine other students who came out to see Selma were going to get wrangled into a post-film discussion, in true Reel Impact fashion. Ten minutes later, we … More How Selma Taught Us About the Power of Black Youth and Social Change

Life After Reel Works: Reel Impact panel discussion!

Will Quin ’05, Patricia Henry ’06, Roberto Beltre ’07, and Jonathan Whitehead ’06, have known each other for almost ten years. Last Friday, they sat down with recent alumni students to talk about life after creating a film at Reel Works. What happens? Is it easy to continue growing as a filmmaker? How hard is … More Life After Reel Works: Reel Impact panel discussion!

Meet our new Chair, Dave Bernath!

On behalf of the board, staff, students and volunteers at Reel Works, I’m delighted to welcome Dave Bernath, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy & Multiplatform Programming at Comedy Central to the chair of Reel Works’ board of directors! Dave has the unenviable job of following the brilliant Ben Marks, who’s visionary leadership guided Reel Works … More Meet our new Chair, Dave Bernath!

Meet the 2013 Honorary Host Committee!

We are honored that the following distinguished individuals will serve on the Honorary Host Committee for this years Annual Gala on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. “Our honorary host committee will serve as ambassadors for Reel Works,” said David Bernath, Chair of the Gala Benefit Event Committee. “We are grateful for the generous support of these … More Meet the 2013 Honorary Host Committee!