Green Communities Fund
BP Markowitz Rides in on 'Bike Lane' to Deliver 2011 State of the Borough Address at Sunset Park High School
The Brooklyn Borough President issued the following news release: On February 3, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was joined by Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, other elected officials and hundreds of guests and honorees for the 2011 State of the Borough Address at Sunset Park High School.
Unifying and Empowering Brooklynites: A Chat with Marilyn Gelber, President of the Brooklyn Community Foundation
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy were assassinated in the late 1960s, they both left behind legacies that posed a challenge for the country: how can we better service and uplift one another?
Marilyn Gelber, back then a freshmen at Queens College, knew early on that she would answer that call of service.
Support to engage two Brooklyn schools to implement a new training model that will allow schools to build environmental leaders within the school and train teachers. Curriculum will engage Pre K - 8th grade.
Lead Funding for Brooklyn Greens, a multi-year collaborative intended to improve the environment in Bedford Stuyvesant, Cypress Hills and the Southside.
Support for a youth led environmental justice program serving youth ages 12-24 in Sunset Park. Youth conduct community mapping, organize bus tours and attend public meetings to speak out against environmental racism.
Support for an internship program for youth ages 13-18 since 2000. ENY Farms engage 24 youth each year in an intensive, 9-month internship program in which the youth learn leadership development through operating urban gardens and farmers markets.
Expansion of the successful Biking Rules in Brooklyn campaign, with a challenge component to recruit 300 new dues-paying members from Brooklyn.
Support to expand The Internship Program for City Youth to serve students from new and existing environmentally themed high schools in BK. BCF seeded partnership with BASE HS four years ago - expansion is based on this model.
Support to expand The LEAF program - leaders in environmental action for the the future - serves students from new and existing environmentally themed high schools in NYC. BCF was initial funder in BK and continues to support BASE.
Support for Highland Park Summer 2010 Youth Enrichment Program. The program will take place in the Brooklyn portion of the park and include free summer sports clinics, park festivals and the Junior Garden Club.