Help Save The COVE Arts Program In Norwood

The Knox Gates Neighborhood Association is asking the owners and management of Renewal Realty to keep The COVE in it’s current space! ¬†Help us obtain 2,000 signatures!

The COVE (Community Organized with a Vision of Excellence) is a Media Arts & Literacy Program for at-risk teens in an under-resourced area in the Norwood section of the Bronx.

For 25 years The COVE has utilized a donated space and offered our neighborhood teens a safe space off the streets, media arts and literacy development, job and college preparation, homework help, educational trips, recreation, life skills, and positive relationships with peers and mentoring adults.

The Knox Gates Neighborhood Association (KGNA), a grassroots community organization of area residents, was organized in 1977 to target the drug trafficking, violence, and neglect that were pushing our community towards deterioration and despair. In 1988, with additional help from foundations and local institutions, a group of teens and neighbors rehabilitated a neighborhood basement and initiated our youth after-school and summer programs. Since 2010, KGNA/The COVE has collaborated with CTM Dreams to offer an excellent Media Arts & Literacy Program. The Board and staff of The COVE have gained skills and invaluable experience in how to design, staff, promote and deliver a meaningful and fun filled, neighborhood based youth program. Today, nearly 25 years stronger, we continue our role as a trusted and consistent presence for young people in our community.

The Knox Gates Neighborhood Association (KGNA) believes in the power of community. Together our neighborhood youth, adults, and elders have organized to create The COVE, a safe space that provides neighborhood teens with after-school and summer programs. The COVE Media Arts & Literacy Program offers our neighborhood teens college and career readiness and a place to learn self-reliance, respect for others, and the skills to live full, cooperative, and productive lives.”

Help us remain in our neighborhood! Please sign this petition and tell your friends and family – we need 2,000 signatures!

To learn about The COVE programs, visit www.COVEbx.org

To learn about the history of The COVE, visit www.COVEbx.org/#!press/c10dh

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