Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
During most of New York's early history,Ellis Island had been an obscure little island. To many Americans today, however the small island holds a much bigger significance. Ellis Island is now looked upon as a place where many of our ancestors first touched American soil. It represents a new start where millions of people from all over the world found a new home and hope for a better life.