Bridge to Crafts Careers Interns Make Waves at Bronx’s Wave Hill

In 2015, the World Monuments Fund, an international organization dedicated to the preservation of historic architecture and cultural heritage, launched the Bridge to Crafts Careers (B2CC) program.  In connection with Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, B2CC was created to offer underrepresented New York City youth a path to technical training and placement in a stable career, primarily in the masonry trade.

Under the guidance of a resident craftsman, interns recruited from New York City high schools by our social service partners The Door and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, receive 10 weeks of immersive training in masonry, cleaning, conservation, and maintenance.  Interns also receive Occupational Safety and Health Adminsitration (OSHA) and scaffold safety training.

On Monday, March 20 our dedicated B2CC interns were on the go at Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center in the Bronx.  Interns built retaining walls and enjoyed a tour of the famous botanical garden overlooking the Hudson River.  As we continue to grow the preservation workforce, we commend our interns for their creativity and hard work.

To learn more about Woodlawn’s B2CC program, please click here.