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Crains 5 Boros

Bronx Museum of Arts Curator Gives Us His Borough Picks

Sergio Bessa has spent decades teaching fellow New Yorkers about the nuances of fine art. Below he gives some suggestions for art lovers looking north.

September 20, 2016 by Alex Nguyen


BronxNet Open

OPEN is shot LIVE from BRONXNET's studios and invites viewers to participate through phone or email. The show builds on the station's mission to provide useful information to the Bronx public, while helping young adults develop media careers. With Hosts Bob Lee, Perspectives, Daren Jaime, Rhina Valentin. - Taken from http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/open


Crains New York Business

Arts Center Provides Social Glue

Mind-Builders' music, arts and theater classes help bind Williamsbridge together.

October 27, 2014 10:45 a.m.


News 12 Bronx

BX Dancers Get Instruction From Top Choreographer

Aspiring Bronx dancers are getting help from an Academy Award-winning director and choreographer.

August 14, 2015 10:55 AM

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Middle School Jazz Academy Project comes to the Bronx

Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lehman College and Mind Builders Creative Arts center teamed up to bring the academy to the Bronx.

October 11, 2014 6:03 PM

Mind-Builders creative arts center reopens after renovations

A creative arts center for students in the Bronx is back up and running in a newly renovated space.

March 13, 2014 8:59 AM

Black History Month: It's changing times for local African-American theaters In New York

The Bronx’s Mind-builders Creative Arts Center is another group with a youth-orientated theater program, formed in 1984 as the Positive Youth Troupe. The ensemble, now known as the PYT Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts, was designed to be a voice for young people, and a powerful tool to promote positive change and relationships within their communities — the same role played by black theater decades earlier, but with younger participants.

February 8, 2014, 4:00 AM


Lee Baileys Electronic Urban Report

Alimi Ballard (‘Numb3rs’) Counts on Community Centers

Born and raised in the Bronx, Ballard became involved with Mind-Builders, a Bronx community center dedicated to the empowerment of youth, when he was 16 years-old. He became a teen actor and toured New York City high schools, elementary schools, libraries and local theaters with Mind-Builders Positive Youth Troupe.

April 26, 2012


Norwood News

Mind-Builders Officially Comes Home

Mind-Builders officially reopened their Creative Arts Center after a long and exhausting time of planning, fund-raising and renovating.

October 5, 2014

Homecoming for Mind-Builders

It’s been four years since Madaha Kinsey-Lamb, founder of Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, has had to briefly say goodbye to the site that served as the after school program’s headquarters for decades.  These days, she’s settling back in.  The time away has paid off dramatically.

February 19, 2014

Bronx Stars Recognized By Mind-Builders

On April 16, Mind-Builders and the Coalition of Theatres of Color (CTC) saluted Ballard and Gilbert Glenn Brown at the Pregones Theatre in the Bronx as “Outstanding Alumnus of Mind-Builders” for their work in creating positive images for African American youth.

May 7, 2012

Aspiring Young Actors, Dancers and Musicians Wanted for Mind-Building

Mind-builders offers free sample classes and is now auditioning for special programs and scholarships.

January 20, 2012