See BronxWorks in the movie "Precious"

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Did you know that much of the new movie Precious was filmed at the BronxWorks Community Center at 1130 Grand Concourse? The social worker played by Mariah Carey has her cubicle in what is actually our Positive Living HIV/AIDS department.

The office of the school principal Mrs. Lichtenstein really belongs to our children & youth department director Elisa Istueta. And, yes, that is our swimming pool! You can also recognize various hallways as well as the space in front of our Early Childhood Learning Center. Staff members Margo Modesto, Monica Golding, and Anna Rivera-Williams were extras in the movie. Keep an eye out at the end of the film for a prominent exterior shot of the Citizens Advice Bureau sign (our old name).

Precious star Gabourey Sidibe and director Lee Daniels on the steps of the Community Center

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