On December 28, 2020, The James R. Halsey (JRH) Foundation of the Arts announced that its current JRH “Let’s Film” student, Eric Vasquez of Trenton, has been accepted into the prestigious Harvard University for Fall 2021.

Eric Vasquez and his acceptance letter to Harvard University Photo courtesy of The James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts

Vasquez has been enrolled with the JRH arts educational programs for the last several years. He has had opportunities to learn and join on set documentary productions such as “Common Ground,” which filmed in his hometown, highlighting law enforcement and the community coming together to highlight and form a positive relationship.

“We are incredibly proud of Eric, he is an excellent student and is always willing to learn new things,” said Founder, Joseph A. Halsey. “We are so happy the JRH Foundation “Let’s Film” program was able to support Eric discover new skills and interest in filmmaking and the arts. We look forward to seeing him succeed in the future.”

The James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts, in partnership with the community and corporate support, enriches the quality of life for youths (ages 14 to 20) by providing a safe and educational environment where participants in the programs are inspired and encouraged toward a better future.

This initiative promotes and guides participants/students through the creative processes involved in the art of filmmaking, and by providing life-skills training in business and the arts.

Eric Vasquez working as a JRH “Let’s Film” student. Photo courtesy of The James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts

“This program has taught me many things and has helped become the person I am today – I’ve learned to be more outgoing and open about new things,” said Eric Vasquez. “Thank you so much Mr. Joseph.”

To learn more about The James R. Halsey Foundation of the Arts, visit: https://www.jrhfoundation.org/