Council on Foundations: Brooklyn’s Boom Brings Change and Crisis to Some

"We need more agency for people in communities, not just people with money. We’re giving so much voice to new people moving in...My grandmother shouldn't have to battle to keep her apartment."

These words were spoken by Donovan, a 16-year-old resident of East New York, last month in a roundtable meeting with young men from neighborhoods across Brooklyn.

Donovan is among the nearly 800 Brooklynites participating in Brooklyn Insights—a project the Brooklyn Community Foundation launched in January to convene a Boroughwide discussion on Brooklyn’s future: the pressing needs of our neighborhoods, opportunities for change, and strategies for collective action.

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