Participants of our Tribeca Teaches® Program Walk the Red Carpet at Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Teaches® is a year-round Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) program that offers opportunities for students and teachers to explore filmmaking through theory and practice. This year 16 different schools and community partners participated in our Tribeca Teaches program. Through the program, TFI pairs classroom teachers with teaching artists to design and implement filmmaking curricula.

Participating students take part in an immersive opportunity, learning the media-making skills to write and produce their own stories. Then they walk the red carpet and premiere the films they made at a Tribeca Teaches screening during Tribeca Film Festival® on April 19th. A select audience of fellow students, and educators are invited to the screening.

Take a look at the list below to see all of the schools and community organizations that we are excited to say participated in Tribeca Teaches 2015-2016.

Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School – NYC Middle School - Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings was chartered in 2010 to provide continuity in BedStuy.

Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies – NYC Middle School - Inspired by the power of collaboration, the Lab School challenges students to soar intellectually and to act bravely in our complex world community.

Ali Forney Center – The mission of Ali Forney Center is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. 

Brownsville Justice Center – The Brownsville Community Justice Center seeks to reengineer how the justice system works in Brownsville, Brooklyn.  In particular, the Justice Center is dedicated to building multiple off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system. 

East Harlem Tutorial Center – East Harlem Tutorial Center is a 40-year-old, nonprofit group which offers youngsters individualized tutoring in reading, writing, math, science, and computers. 

East River Academy at Rikers Island, Rose M. Singer Center – East River Academy (ERA) serves students between the ages of 16 and 21 in multiple locations on Rikers Island. 

Harlem Renaissance High School – Harlem Renaissance High School advocates learning through the arts, technology, community participation, and innovation. It’s an inclusive setting for young adults who have not previously been successful at earning credits toward graduation. 

High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies – High School for Dual Language & Asian Studies is a public school in Manhattan, New York. 

Lynwood High School – Lynwood High School is one of three high schools in Lynwood, California, USA. It is a part of the Lynwood Unified School District.

St. Francis Hospital – Established in 1945, St. Francis Medical Center is the only comprehensive nonprofit health care institution serving Southeast Los Angeles.

Three of the schools we worked with are part of the Teachers College REACH program. Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem (REACH). REACH aims to improve students' educational outcomes in a group of high-need PK-12 schools in Harlem.

PS 36 – NYC Elementary School

Heritage High School – The Heritage School seeks to have their students become respectful citizens and leaders who have the skills and habits of mind to be successful in higher education and the world beyond. In addition to their Regents-based curriculum, they integrate cultural learning across the curriculum through arts integration and visits to cultural institutions citywide.

Wadleigh High School – The Wadleigh High School for Girls, which was established by the NYC Board of Education in 1897, and which moved into its new building in September 1902, was the first public high school for girls in New York City. 

We also worked with multiple Young Women Leadership Schools this year. The Young Women’s Leadership Network supports The Young Women Leadership Schools with a wide range of programs to help prepare their students for leadership in their communities.

The Young Women’s Leadership School, East Harlem – The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem (TYWLS) opened in 1996 as the first school in a national network of excellent all-girls college prep schools. TYWLS nurtures the intellectual curiosity and creativity of young women by supporting the 'whole girl' in order to maximize academic achievement, social emotional well-being, and post secondary success.

The Young Women’s Leadership School, Queens – A Young Women’s Leadership Network School.

The Young Women’s Leadership School, Astoria – A Young Women’s Leadership Network School.

Urban Assembly Business School for Young Women – The mission of the Urban Assembly School Of Business For Young Women is to provide a high-quality, college-preparatory education to young women of diverse backgrounds in a nurturing and supportive environment.