Bold Ideas for Brooklyn’s Future
On Monday, we announced the latest round of grants from our 10 year, $25 million Invest in Youth initiative, designed to empower Brooklyn’s next generation.
This year, in addition to continuing our investment in over 40 outstanding youth-serving Brooklyn nonprofits, we are supporting 17 organizations for the first time through Invest in Youth.
Donate to our Invest in Youth Fund today to build a stronger future for our communities tomorrow
Many of these new grantees represent bold ideas and breakthrough approaches—the kind of creativity and entrepreneurialism that Brooklyn is known for. Here are a few examples:
- Alex House: Prenatal and parenting education for young first time mothers and fathers in Red Hook, started by a local resident who recognized a need in the neighborhood.
- H.O.L.L.A - How Our Lives Link Altogether: A leadership program for highly vulnerable youth of color focused on trauma recovery and healing, co-created by Cory Greene, a 2016 Echoing Green Fellow.
- Lineage Project: Mindfulness and yoga programs for incarcerated and highly-vulnerable young people, which the Village Voice called “the best thing you’ll see today.”
- Safe Passage Project: Volunteer attorneys and law students provide legal services and representation for undocumented immigrant children in partnership with high schools. Don't miss their event tonight, “Sanctuary City? Asylees, Refugees and Migrants in New York.”
- Truthworker Theater Company: A hip-hop based theater program (think Hamilton) that uses first person stories of youth impacted by incarceration to drive policy reform (think ending solitary confinement).
- KAVI - Kings Against Violence Initiative: A violence interruption program started by a physician at Kings County Hospital that has expanded to schools and community-based workshops (watch his TED Talk here).
100% of your contribution will support vital youth-serving nonprofits in Brooklyn