Brooklyn Accelerator - The Latest News for Brooklyn's Nonprofits

October 29, 2015


Moving Brooklyn's Nonprofits Forward

News from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Four CBOs Selected for Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project 

We are pleased to announce the selection of the four community-based nonprofits that will help implement full-time restorative justice programs in four Brooklyn schools this fall.

Through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project, New York Peace Institute, Partnership with Children, Good Shepherd Services, and Sweet River Consulting will each partner with a Brooklyn middle or high school to develop sustainable and racially just disciplinary alternatives.

Programs will aim to reduce school suspensions, arrests, and incidents of violence, while improving school culture and student performance.

Read the official announcement

Join the Project: Apply today to be a Restorative Justice Coordinator with Partnership with Children.

Opportunities & Funding

Communities of Color Non-Profit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) is accepting applications for funding through October 30th. The first New York City Council fund of its kind, CCNSF aims to build the capacity of local nonprofits, recognizing that organizations led by people of the community are best equipped to meet the needs of the community. Find the application and guidelines on the fund's website.

New York's $50-million Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program (NICIP) was created to support the work of the State’s nonprofit partners. NICIP will make targeted investments in the capital projects of nonprofit human services organizations that provide direct services to New Yorkers through State contracts, State-authorized payments, and/or State payment rates. Applications are due December 23, 2015. Learn more here.

Do you know an educator with a bright idea? The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education provides grants to middle and high school teachers for innovative projects that can bring valuable enrichment opportunities to students. Please visit The Pelican Foundation for Creative Educations website for more details.

Are you or a youth you know interested in community leadership and advocacy? Apply here to become a youth delegate with your local Neighborhood Advisory Board through the Resilience Advocacy Project.

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is offering grants of up to $100,000 to arts and cultural organizations for projects that embody ethical artistic practice and broaden public access to art in New York. The deadline for RFP submission is November 1st. Find more details and guidelines here.

Want to get involved in the work of the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN)? Click here to join the new BAN community organizing list. BAN is a mass-based coalition of tenants, homeowners, block associations, anti-police brutality groups, legal and grassroots organizations working to end the rampant gentrification and displacement of low to middle income residents.


Around Brooklyn

Repair The World NYC hosts Brooklyn Artists on Brooklyn Gentrification November 7th through December 20th. Artists from Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Lefferts Gardens were asked to produce and share works that engage with these places and respond to the increasing transformation and waves of newcomers. Find more information on Facebook.

Brooklyn FoodWorks simplifies food entrepreneurship by combining access to a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art commercial kitchen facility with a comprehensive business development program for culinary entrepreneurs in Bed-Stuy’s dynamic Pfizer building. Contact Ilyssa or visit to learn more.

The Creative Summit, the largest international conference on the intersection of art and social change is coming to Brooklyn on November 14-15th. Find more information and purchase pay-what-you-wish tickets at the event website.

The Black Social Change Survey seeks to map Black-led community organizations, grassroots groups, activism projects, churches, fraternities, sororities, schools and more across the country. Complete the survey to help make the case for supporting Black leaders and organizations in their efforts to build healthy and strong communities.


Employment Listings

Bookkeeper - Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger

Development Director - Brooklyn Arts Council

Marketing and Communications Manager - Brooklyn Arts Council

Museum Educator - Brooklyn Childrens Museum

Public Programs Manager - Brooklyn Childrens Museum

School Programs Manager - Brooklyn Childrens Museum

Division Director, Early Childhood Education - Brooklyn Community Services

Director of Business Engagement - Brooklyn Navy Yard

IT Project Manager - Brooklyn Navy Yard

Vice President of External Affairs - Brooklyn Navy Yard

Special Assistant to the Co-Executive Director - Center for Popular Democracy

Finance Manager - Citi Foundation

Tenant Organizer - Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Executive Director, New York - Educators 4 Excellence

Vice President/Director Development, East Coast - Epic Foundation

Director of Finance - Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Development & Communications Associate - Green City Force

Support Services Manager - Green City Force

General Manager - LAVA

Associate Development Director - MoCADA

Development Manager - MoCADA

Executive Director - Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn

Cop Watch Alliance Coordinator - Peoples' Justice

Managing Editor/Multimedia Manager - Philanthropy New York

Senior Advisor for Mental Health - NYC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives

Fellow - Resource Generation

Associate, Office of the President - Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors


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