Ashley Ventura now in college at Syracuse University
NYC Salt class 0f 2013, Aldo, Elizabeth, Ashley and Laura
Elizabeth Veloz is now at Hofstra University
NYC SALT’s personalized and ongoing mentoring model, combined with high-end photography instruction and college preparation education, has demonstrated its success. Since our first graduating class in 2011, 100% of NYC SALT’s participants have graduated high school and been accepted to college, and 89% of college students are on track to graduate (the first NYC SALT cohort will graduate college in 2015). Our students are from areas in NYC where only 37% of adults achieve higher education. Additionally, the competitive-level portfolios NYC SALT students create while in the program have opened doors to college programs, scholarships, and work opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable. Finally, NYC SALT’s school matching model connects students with higher performing, more selective colleges and universities, and mentoring continues through the summer after high school and college graduation.
See what Ashley Ventura, Christian Rodriguez, Danny Martinez and others are saying about their experience with NYC Salt and how it has helped them gain confidence and satisfaction in other parts of their lives.
Our students collectively have received 98 scholastic art awards in the last
four years with one student who has ranked in the top 30 senior photography portfolios in the US.
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Two of our graduates attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, and received $98,000 in scholarships over the past three years for their photography and art portfolios.
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Photography is a passion that allows me to be able
to share the world around me as I explore it. —Grisel
100% college acceptance rate
86% are first generation to go to college
85% go to 4-year colleges, 15% to 2-year colleges
89% projected college graduation rate
Diane Von Furstenberg, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ernst & Young, Amway Corporation, The Museum of the Moving Image, SheKnows.com, Feature Shoot, Bath House Studios, SALT Summer Camp Teaching Assistantships, The Gel Conference, Creative Good, The HIVE, Duggal, Joe McNally Photography, Adorama, Global Healthworks Foundation, The Fund for Public Schools, Douglas Dubler, Sari Goodfriend Photography, chinitz.com, AH Photography, Gina LeVay, various assistant jobs with professional photographers, weddings, birthday parties, fundraising events, and headshots.
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