Inwood Academy for Leadership (New York, NY) – for $12,264 to purchase lighting equipment. This equipment will allow teachers to instruct already interested students in lighting operation and design for productions and life beyond school for years to come. Inwood Academy is a free public charter school, serving children in northern Manhattan who primarily come from economically disadvantaged families. When the drama program was launched two years ago, it created an environment that has greatly impacted the students involved, especially those who otherwise would be considered marginalized. The mission at Inwood Academy is to empower students to become agents for change through community-focused leadership, character development, and college preparedness. The staff and faculty teach students to create a healthy and sustainable school environment for all students by acting with intention and care.