Two Brooklyn Neighborhoods Lead a National Movement toward Building Stronger Foundations for Children by Weaving Services and Systems Together
A grant to create the Sunset Park Promise Neighborhood database. LFHC is one of 21 groups nationwide who received federal $ to develop a "cradle to career" pathway for children. Key piece is the creation of a formal longitudinal database to track outcomes
Grant to support enrichment program for K-5 school children; first session is tied to state wide curriculum and second session is tied to student interest. Based on the Renzulli School-wide Enrichment model. Additional funding for Story Pirates program.
Second year of funding to support Plan Ahead Brooklyn; a program created to help industrial businesses develop plans for long term growth and improve job development in Sunset Park and Williamsburg. BCF provided seed funding in 2010.
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.
Renewal support for the GED and Beyond Program. Youth create and realize goals and objectives for success in careers, college, and training. Counseling and case management are provided.
Support for two 10-week Becoming Whole workshops presented in partnership with Turning Point in Sunset Park. The workshops are for youth in transitional housing and ESOL students.
The SPIN program (Supporting Potential in our Neighborhood) supports low-income and disconnected youth, ages 16 to 24, prepare for GED and job readiness classes. SPIN allows students to address personal and economic obstacles that prevent success.
The Stay-at-Work Program provides instruction in job-retention strategies to youth from low-income families, both pre- and post-placement, including group and peer counseling, monetary incentives that encourage job-retention, and intensive follow-up.