Courtney Wong, NYCUP Artist
Courtney Wong is a singer/songwriter/worship leader based in New York City. She began playing piano at the age of five, quit out of childhood rebellion, then picked it up again in high school, along with flute and guitar. Courtney spent summers studying music at the Manhattan Arts Institute and Manhattan School of Music, and graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2009 with a B.A. in Music-Psychology. At Columbia, she began songwriting and served as InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s worship band director. Since then, she continued to perform around NYC/NJ while working and left her full-time job to pursue a career in music and non-profit work for a year. Courtney has led worship for NYCUP Spring Break and Summer Immersion Programs for the past 3 years. Her sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and years of experience leading prayer and worship were key to the development of “Teach Us How to Pray.” Courtney also released her first album Release. Revive. Right on Time. in July 2012! Buy it today on iTunes & CDBaby!
A New Creation Bakery
A New Creation Bakery is all about transforming lives and developing the community. We strive to unlock the potential of untapped individuals to operate a profitable business that is committed to delivering the highest quality baked products to our customers.
The idea of a bakery with a social mission came from Mr. Jewel Jones. Mr Jones is the manager of the Love Kitchen, a soup kitchen that serves hundreds of meals to the homeless in the community of Inwood. He envisioned a bakery that will not only serve as a source of revenue for the soup kitchen, but will also provide training and employment for people living under the poverty line in the community. It is his heart to see lives change in the community and his love for people that makes up the core of our delicious baked products.