Then & Now: JHP Celebrates Evolution

More specifically, we are celebrating the evolution of our beloved organization. In 1941, Josephine Herrick founded Volunteer Service Photography (VSP), an organization that sent photographers into VA Hospitals to work with the wounded warriors of World War II. Offering the camera as a tool for holistic healing and recognition of the whole person, VSP evolved and expanded to reach other populations who faced challenges, like children with physical disabilities.

In March 1983, VSP became Rehabilitation Through Photography (RTP), which had been the VSP tagline for 42 years. Renamed Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) in 2013, we continue this legacy of strengthening individual voice, self-confidence and community engagement through participation in our programs and internships.

Like the evolution of the camera or even the evolution of our understanding of the human condition, our organization has evolved in our mission to make art accessible and uplifting for all. As we enter our 75th year of enhancing lives through photography, JHP is proud to celebrate our long lasting legacy and our growth in supporters, volunteers and individuals served.


 

Maureen McNeil Hired as New Executive Director at RTP: Rehabilitation Through Photography

RTP taps non-profit management director with a strong background in arts & culture to lead our fundraising efforts, drive revenue and create new programs.

New York, NY, September 28, 2012

RTP, Rehabilitation Through Photography announces the hiring of a new executive director, Maureen McNeil. Maureen comes to this new position with a strong background in the arts and culture, and most importantly, over 10 years experience in Non-profit management. She has a proven track record of working with board members. She has served as a spokesperson for organizations on a national and international broadcast media basis. Maureen is recognized as a true leader in the field of arts and culture.

For Maureen, RTP is a great fit. She believes that visual and verbal storytelling can help solve the problems of the world. As a published author of poetry and short stories, she has two books currently with literary agents, Dear Anne Frank: Writing Diaries Behind Bars, co-authored with Cynthia L. Cooper, and The Red Diary, a work of fiction about the last seven months of Marilyn Monroe’s life. Read more

RTP awarded the Voice of Hope Award at Birch Family Services

 

 

 

Budding Photographer

Celebrate the positive impact the

Fotography in Friendship program

 is making in their lives!

 

Join us on Tuesday May 15, 2012 for the Feelings in Focus Spring Fundraising Event for Birch Family Services, for details click on this link: http://www.birchfamilyservices.org/events/feelings.html 

 

 

Birch Family Services, founded in 1975, has grown from one small school into one of the largest networks of comprehensive programs serving New York children and families. Birch provides special schools, residences, and other services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities ranging in age from 3 to 72. 

Our “newest” New Frontier Program is Fotography for Friendship which uses a shared interest in photography to promote social skills development in young adults on the autism spectrum.  In recognition of your organization’s integral role in making Fotography for Friendship a success, as well as the great work you’ve been doing with our students at our School for Exceptional Children, it is at this event that we would like to present Rehabilitation Through Photography with our Voices of Hope Award.

http://www.birchfamilyservices.org/events/feelings.html