Children’s Aid Brings CSI to East Harlem

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The National Award Winning Children’s Aid Society East Harlem Center Keystone Club is already working on establishing their career paths. Following their interest in shows like CSI: Miami, Law & Order and Dexter, the youth worked on a project that brought the world of Crime Scene Investigation to the East Harlem Center. The project is also a requirement for the club to maintain their Gold Status membership.

The Keystone members, along with their mentor Midge Caparosa, East Harlem Center’s Arts & Leadership Coordinator, sought out the help of the New York City Medical Examiners and District Attorney’s offices who provided professionals to talk on the subject. The youth worked on a mystery script, which they acted out at a center-wide event hosted by the Keystoners themselves on Wednesday, November 3rd! CSI: East Harlem, the evening’s theme, was filled with chilling accounts of a love triangle gone wrong. On hand to help the audience weave through the crime scene evidence and disturbing testimonies was a panel of professionals that included Missing Persons Detective Roberto Santos, Mystery/Crime Novelist Doug Magee, NYC Medical Examiner Dr. Vincent Tranchida and Assistant District Attorneys Shanda Strain and Jung Park.

Congratulations to the Keystoners for following their dreams!

Photos Courtesy of Midge Caparosa