Videos from Lower Eastside Girls Club
Inspired by Zora
A profile of several local artists and entrepreneurs working in the Lower East Side while exploring the influence of writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston.
Members of the LES Girls Club practice their interviewing skills on the NYC Subway.
Nice to Meet You, Nature
The LES Girls Club gets in touch with nature as they ditch the city for a camping site.
Visiting the New Museum
The LES Girls Club visits the New Museum to talk with their art curator about her role in the institution.
The Artist Known as Fly
The LES Girls Club talks with Fly, an artist who has had encounters with various mishaps.
Mary Adams opens up about her role as a designer in the fashion world.
The LES Girls Club chats with Valeria Hammond about her career as an artist, and the process of how her ideas come to life.
Club Balam Concert
Take a trip to Mexico for a live performance of a traditional Tzotzil Maya song, "Bolomchon."
Peter Arkle talks about adding humor into his artwork, and what it's like to work around a news article.
The Cuchifritos Art Gallery
The LES Girls Club talks with a Cuchifritos Art Gallery volunteer about what it takes to run the non-profit.
Making Electronic Instruments
Harvestworks teaches young girls how to create electronic instruments with boxes and contact microphones.
A live performance by the LES Girls Club's Step Team at "A FLAWSOME Evening."
Cindy Ruskin Interview
Members of the LES Girls Club visit Cindy Ruskin to chat about her career as an artist.
Pebbles and Jon
Two artists express the importance of having public art.
Adventures in Animation
Meet members of the LES Girls Club through short biographical animations.
The LES Girls Club marches in New York City to raise funds for their health and nutrition programs.
The Lower East Side Girls Club has been providing a holistic safe space for girls aged 8 to 23 from low-income families since 1996. A community-based organization that offers mentoring in the arts, science, social justice and wellness; the goal of the club is to nurture girls in ways that are often neglected and to break the cycle of local poverty by training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial and environmental leaders.
So renowned is the LESGC that is has several celebrity supporters. The world's most famous media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, is a huge philanthropic powers to the institution. In addition, "Rent," "Death Proof" and "Luke Cage" actress Rosario Dawson has also uplifted the cause, and her efforts have helped support opening a branch of the LESGC in Sierra Leone.