Inspiring, Encouraging and Creating the
Future Through Filmmaking and the Arts
Enroll in our 2021 "Let's Film Program"




The JRHF “Let’s Film” program offers comprehensive film classes where youth use a hands-on approach to learning how to create short films, from pre- to post-production. Films focus on bridging the gap between generations and socioeconomic barriers that exist in today’s society...



Generation Change interviews adjudicated and at-risk inner city youth focusing on how they would solve current problems in their community such as building positive relationships with law enforcement and local government.




Also presented in collaboration with NJ Council for the Humanities and professors from The College of New Jersey, the  JRHF's "The Architects"  is a six-week interactive program, a series of round-table forums designed to explore and find solutions to issues that inner-city teens face...



The James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts, in partnership with the community and corporate support, enriches the quality of life for youths (ages 14 to 20) by providing a safe and educational environment where participants in our programs are inspired and encouraged toward a better future. This initiative is accomplished by promoting and guiding participants/students through the creative processes involved in the art of filmmaking, and by providing life-skills training in business and the arts.

We believe that art -- specifically filmmaking -- is a therapy and a common language that expands our minds and bridges the gaps between different generations and socioeconomic barriers. 


A 501c3 nonprofit organization, the James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts provides alternatives to sports programs for youths who wish to pursue a creative outlet. We have created a safe community of support and encouragement in the midst of a stimulating course curriculum.

"Don't underestimate the power of the arts and creativity for their healing power and ability to change lives."

- Joseph A. Halsey, Founder, James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts



JRH Foundation of the Arts

PO Box 9657

Trenton, NJ 08650

Tel: 212-714-4714

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