Community Minded – Heights on Broadway

By Dj Boy (@Djboy09) May 11, 2011 – Heights on Broadway held a community meeting with some of it’s supporters to pitch exactly what the plans are for the program and how it can benefit youth from Washington Heights and Inwood.

Heights on Broadway is an arts based, youth mentoring program at the United Palace that was founded by Bishop Xavier Eikenrenkoetter III, son of Reverend Ike who purchased the United Palace in 1969. The program is overseen by Ivan Janer and is supplemented by his crew of young leaders from the neighborhood. Joshua Rodriguez, Stephanie Araujo, Yoel Cruz and Jamal Richards (Members of a Hip hop Group, The Machine), Ayisha Oglivie (Founder of WaHi Synco), Eva Hernandez (Co-Founder of United Nile Media) and Kevin Calderon (Employee at the United Palace) make up the group of young mentors.

The supporters of the program in attendance were: Ydanis Rodriguez (NYC Council Member of Marble Hill, Inwood and Washington Heights), Gloria Pazmino (reporter for the Manhattan Times), Patricia Sage, Brian Kerns, Barabara Conrad, representing a joint collaboration A.C.N.A. and The Harlem School of the Arts, Michal Diaz (actor and producer for Heights Entertainment) and Lethy Liriano (Founder at W.H.A.M.). Central to the discussion was the need for an artistic program that advocates positive values and promotes leadership for the youth of the community. Also discussed, was the need for funding for such a necessary program.

For more information on this program you can contact Ivan Janer at The United Palace. 2125686700 ex 40.



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