Covid-19 Response

As our City grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working closely with our Bronx community members to provide multifaceted supports for our students, families, teachers and schools.

We are serving our community in these primary capacities:


Community Need

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We have been distributing free meals to community members on Mondays through Fridays, between 1:30pm – 3:00pm, at the DreamYard Art Center. As of September 22 2020, we’ve served over 100,000 free meals, bagged groceries, and produce! Read more about our free meal distribution here.

In collaboration with Google, Fjord, the NYC Dept. of Education as well as a dozen community-based organizations, we have also distributed nearly 1,000 hostposts and Chromebooks to partner schools in the Bronx. Together, we are ensuring Bronx youth are able to continue their education through remote learning with the requisite technology.


Connectivity & Teaching

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With New York State on Pause, we have shifted our in-school and out-of-school arts programs to take place online! We continue our work in igniting social change through the arts—virtually.

For specific programmatic updates, please tap the relevant department below:

  • Art Center Programs
  • In School Programs
  • BX Start
  • Work-Based Learning


In partnership with community leaders in the Bronx, we’ve launched The Bronx Community Relief Effort, which focuses on meeting the most essential needs of the Bronx community—including small business relief, micro-grants, equity and justice, PPE, and housing stability. We are proud to be a part of this coalition of leaders in our Borough.

We are also currently advocating for:

Join us in advocating for these changes to City and State officials!



Our community is actively updating this community resource page with various Bronx-specific offerings on education, mutual aid, food, internet access, and more!

Additionally, we invite you to participate in any of our upcoming community events as well! They are free, family-friendly and open to the public.

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Help us continue our important work.