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Video Credits

LISA GOSSELS, Director, Producer, Co-Editor
DAVID L. MARCUS, Executive Producer
AMY WOLF, Assistant Producer
KURT OSSENFORT, Cinematographer, Sound Mixer


  • LORIE SLUTSKY, President, New York Community Trust
  • SHARON COHEN, Founder and Executive Director of Figure Skating in Harlem
  • ILTIMAS DOHA, Participant in Eyebeam’s Playable Fashion after school program, part of HIVE NYC
  • NORMA NEGRON, Participating Senior at Carter Burden's Leonard Covello Center

Still Photography

(listed chronologically)

  • A LITTLE KINDNESS: Creative Commons
  • APPLY NOW: A nursing candidate speaks with a recruiter in the offices of Workforce1 Health Care Career Center. Photo by Ari Mintz/The New York Community Trust
  • MOBILE MARKET: A City Harvest mobile food pantry, supported by The Trust.
  • PROGRAM OFFICERS:  Trust staff discusses grant proposals. Photo by Nicole Hensley/The New York Community Trust
  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Grantee New Economy Project holds a forum to discuss use of Community Land Trusts as a way of developing more affordable housing in New York City.
  • FACING FORWARD: A grant to myFace provides psychiatric and social support to individuals with facial deformities. Photo by Saulo Villela  
  • ON THE INTREPID: These girls take part in a science and engineering program at the Intrepid Museum, thanks in part to Trust grants. Photo by Amy Wolf/The New York Community Trust
  • ON ICE: Sharon Cohen, founder and executive director of Figure Skating in Harlem trains a participant in her program.
  • SITE VISIT: President Lorie Slutsky, board members, and others in Freshkills Park on Staten Island. A Trust grant helps transform this landfill into one of the City’s largest parks. Photo by Amy Wolf/The New York Community Trust
  • NEW YORK HARBOR: Photo courtesy of grantee Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.
  • NYC NEIGHBORHOODS: Trust grants fund the Citizens Committee for New York City’s Love Your Block Competition, which has distributed funding and resources to hundreds of neighborhood groups throughout the City.
  • OUT OF THE SHADOWS: The Trust was the first foundation to help immigrant groups get young New Yorkers to apply for a federal program that lets them work and go to school without fear of deportation. Damayan Migrant Workers Association is enrolling Filipino girls and young women. Photo by Riya Ortiz
  • LOCAL DEMAND MEETS LOCAL SUPPLY: Grants to Natural Resources Defense Council support work to create a wholesale local farmers’ market for the City. In addition to bolstering the regional economy, produce purchased and delivered in bulk (shown here) is more affordable.


All tracks licensed through Audiosocket:

"IRIS" by Travis Geer
"GLIDE NO DRUMS" by Blindfold
"MILK FACE" by Sarah Schachner
"ASLEEP ON A BUS NEAR" Lowell by Crushed Stars

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