Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

July 2018

We urge you to take a moment to explore what Brooklyn’s community foundation is doing to address pressing challenges, support inspiring nonprofits, and spark lasting change for our borough.

Simone Roberts-Payne
Communications Intern

As the Foundation’s Communications Intern for the summer, I was given the opportunity to dive into Neighborhood Strength. Earlier this Spring, the Crown Heights Council voted to renew three Neighborhood Strength projects. This summer, I’m stopping by each organization to document their space and learn about their process for engaging the community.

 
Damaris Villafana
Manager of Donor Services

The Joseph E. Mohbat Prize for Writing, which is supported through the Joseph E. Mohbat Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation, recognizes a Brooklyn public high school senior who has demonstrated a gift of self-expression through writing.

Amy Chou
Program Officer

In the third year of Neighborhood Strength our resident-led grantmaking model the Crown Heights Advisory Council has recommended that we renew support for three community-based organizations addressing the challenge of limited public space for community engagement in the neighborhood.