2011 HHF WOODWARD SCHOLARSHIP

The HHF Woodward Scholarship has been our cornerstone program since the Harold Hunter Foundation was established five years ago.  Each summer we send a group of deserving NYC skaters to Camp Woodward for a killer one-week session.  Since the scholarship’s inception, we’ve sent roughly three-dozen kids to skate camp.

We’re currently accepting applications for the 2011 HHF Woodward Scholarship.  To be considered, an online application must be completed in full and submitted by June 2nd, and you must meet the following criteria:

– Born between August 27, 1993 and July 1, 1997 (Age 14-17)
– Live in New York City
– Have health insurance**
– Unable to attend skate camp without financial assistance

– Applications are due by 11:59pm on Thursday, June 2, 2011
– Incomplete applications will not be accepted
– Recipients will attend Woodward Skate Camp for one week in Summer 2011
– Transportation is provided

NEW Campers: Click here for HHF Woodward Application

RETURNING Campers: Click here for HHF Woodward Application

**For info about free and low cost health insurance for kids in NYC, please visit Child Health Plus.

If you have questions, please email us and include “APPLICATION” in the subject line for fastest response.

2010 HHF Woodward Scholarship Recipients

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L.E.S./MANHATTAN BRIDGE SKATEPARK COMMUNITY DESIGN SESSION

Steve Rodriguez, founder and co-owner of 5boro Skateboards, was recently awarded the prestigious Nike GAMECHANGERS grant through Architecture for Humanity.  In conjunction with the NYC skate community, the grant will be used to re-design and re-construct the L.E.S./Coleman Oval/Manhattan Bridge Skatepark.

At 5:00pm on Saturday, May 14th, a community design session will be held at the skatepark which is located underneath the Manhattan Bridge on the corner of Cherry and Pike Streets in Chinatown.  The meeting is open to the general public and all are welcome to attend and voice their ideas concerning the re-design of the skatepark as well as their larger vision for the surrounding Coleman Oval Park.  If you are planning to attend, please show your support on the Facebook event page.

Whether you attend this weekend’s event or not, Steve and Architecture for Humanity would like everyone to fill out the L.E.S./Coleman Oval/Manhattan Bridge Skatepark survey which is available by clicking here.  The more background info and feedback they collect, the better the re-design will turn out.  So it’s very important that YOU get involved!

For more information, please contact:

Preeti Sodhi
Architecture for Humanity Design Fellow
preetisodhi@architectureforhumanity.org