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Invest in Youth

Last Friday night, Brooklyn Community Foundation played proud host to the first-ever Youth Voice Awards—a celebration of youth-led grantmaking.

Skye Roper-Moses
Restorative Justice Coordinator, New York Peace Institute

Guest blogger Skye Roper-Moses from New York Peace Institute writes about the way she's working with students, teachers, and staff at Rachel Carson High School in Coney Island to create a Restorative Justice program molded to their individual needs.

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
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (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. 

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