City on a Hill stars Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge visited performing arts students at nonprofit The Door in New York City on May 14th to offer advice through a Q&A and participate in student-led jam sessions.
Located in Lower Manhattan, The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. Since 1972, The Door has helped a diverse and rapidly growing population of disconnected youth in New York City gain the tools they need to become successful, in school, work and in life. The Door draws hundreds of New York City youth daily, and over 11,000 annually. They are also home to the largest drop-in center in New York City with over 2,100 homeless youth visiting in 2018 alone.
Hodge is best known for roles in television dramas such as Leverage and Underground, as well as the films Hidden Figures and Straight Outta Compton. He also currently stars in Showtime’s crime drama City on a Hill alongside Bacon.
Bacon’s acting career has spanned forty years, and he has shared the screen with the likes of Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, and Meryl Streep. His most widely recognized films include Footloose, JFK, A Few Good Men, and Apollo 13. Bacon has won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to receiving a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
In 2007, Bacon launched Six Degrees.Org, a charitable organization that challenges everyone to connect with those who either need help, or are doing the helping, especially often-overlooked non-profits, like The Door. The Door reaches out to disadvantaged youth through all manner of programs, including the performing arts, where Bacon fit right in, as an experienced musician himself.
See more on Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge’s visit to The Door, as well as Bacon’s passion for acting, music, and philanthropy via CBS Sunday Morning.
Read more about our work with The Door here.