NYC Salt targets students from low-income, predominantly immigrant communities who are at a disadvantage in social capital and college knowledge as first-generation college students. 150 youth are served annually, including 25 high school students in the core Residency Program, 75 students in workshops, and another 60 college students and recent college graduates. Waitlists to get into the Residency Program and workshops continue to grow each year.
By the Numbers:
100% of NYC SALT students have graduated from high school and enrolled in college, including highly competitive private schools
100% of college graduates in 2015, 2016, and 2017 are employed in their field of study
Four of our alumni still in college have had their work featured prominently in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, ESPN, and Bloomberg News. They have also received awards from Sony, Photo District News, Profoto, and Nikon.
In the past year:
100% of junior students increased their ACT scores by 3-8 points.
100% of our five senior students graduated from high school and were admitted to private colleges including New York University, Carnegie Mellon, Parsons School of Design, The New School, and Chicago Art Institute.
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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