Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


March 2016

Nicole Lavonne Smith
Restorative Justice Coordinator at Sweet River Consulting

Guest blogger Nicole Lavonne Smith from Sweet River Consulting shares their approach to Restorative Justice and how they're helping to build a new model for school discipline through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project. 

Last year we launched an ambitious leadership initiative to change the way children are disciplined in our schools. With $1.6 million committed over four years, through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project we are bringing nonprofit experts into four pilot schools to transform the way students, teachers and leaders respond to harmful incidents on campus.

Liane Stegmaier
Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

We're recruiting Brooklyn nonprofits for our Board Matchmaking Mixer on April 19.

The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education, a donor advised fund, provides grants of up to $500 to middle and high school teachers.

Liane Stegmaier
Chief of Staff (She/Her/Hers)

It's March Madness at Brooklyn Community Foundation! 

Watch the full segment. 

At Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe that residents of Brooklyn, those directly affected by the challenges, hold the wisdom, the ideas, and the power to transform them too.