It’s the last Friday of February—a month we’ve dedicated to honoring our partner nonprofit organizations and the essential services they provide that are making Brooklyn better throughout. And for many Brooklynites, there is no greater service than those that teach, mentor, guide, and motivate. So last but certainly not least, we are spreading our Brooklyn Love for the organizations of our Education & Youth Achievement Fund, particularly those that help tell the story of our borough as we also honor Black History Month.
Weeksville Mural in Crown Heights
Renewal grant to support 75 youth in a 2 year educational and vocational program. Participants enroll in a 10 month pre-GED and/or GED class and a Youth Build program: building and apartment renovations & maintenance. Also includes mental health services.
Renewal grant to support economic development initiatives serving business owners on Fulton Street in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. PACC was instrumental in the creation of the BID and continues to solicit funding for capital improvements.
Grant to support creation, production and printing of outreach materials. LCFC is one of a handful of burgeoning coops seeking to build membership. They will institute a buyers club by Fall 2011 to engage early members and raise awareness.
Heights and Hills continues to build a sustainable fundraising program through the development of executable plans to retain current donors and to acquire new support. Grant funding will be used to help cover the costs of a fundraising professional.
Renewal grant to support 38 students in 4 year mentoring relationships at Catherine McAuley High School. BCF provided seed funding to engage iMentor at this successful boarding school serving young women. All graduating students attend college.
Evidence requests support for its annual Summer Dance Workshop Series at Medgar Evers College (MEC) Preparatory School and its dance education partnership with Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Youth Arts Academy in 2011.
Funding will be used to strengthen the capacity of the Haitian American Empowerment Program by supporting an outreach staffer to provide mental health and counseling services to client population of low-income Haitian residents.
Renewal grant for Exploring Leadership; a civic leadership program targeting 100 low income students at four public high schools. The program is a model for how civic education helps youth become agents of social change in their schools & community.