Inspiring, Encouraging and Creating the
Future Through Filmmaking and the Arts
Enroll in our 2022 "Learn Filmmaking"


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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.


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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, enriches the quality of life for youth (ages 14 to 18) by providing a safe and educational environment where participants are inspired and encouraged toward a better future. This initiative is accomplished by fostering an interest in the creative process - while guiding participants/students through that process as it relates to the art of filmmaking, and by providing life-skills training that promotes success in business and the arts.

We believe that art -- specifically filmmaking is therapeutic and provides a common language that gives us the opportunity to expand our minds; bridging the gap between generations and breaking down socioeconomic barriers. 


A 501c3 nonprofit organization, the James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts provides an alternative to sports programs for youth 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



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JRH Foundation of the Arts

535 E. Franklin Street

Trenton, NJ 08610

Tel: (609) 938-3673

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Bios coming soon!


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