Brooklyn Accelerator News

April 23, 2015



A Hub for Brooklyn's Nonprofit Community

Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Brooklyn Youth Fellowship Partners Selected

We are pleased to announce the 11 nonprofit organizations that will partner with us for the first Brooklyn Youth Fellowship. These organizations will identify the 20 youth fellows in our inaugural cohort, to commence in June.

  • Arab American Family Support Center
  • Brooklyn Community Pride Center
  • Center for Court Innovation
  • Center for Family Life
  • Center for NuLeadership
  • Global Action Project
  • Five Myles
  • Haiti Cultural Exchange
  • Mayday Community Space
  • Red Hook Initiative
  • United Community Centers of East New York

For 10 months, youth fellows will work part-time at their respective nonprofits, and the group as a whole will participate in trainings, strategic planning discussions for the Foundation, and youth-led grantmaking.  

Update on Foundation Grantmaking

Early next month, we will announce the guidelines for our cornerstone initiative, Invest in Youth, as well as the first participants in our Incubator Project. Stay tuned to for the latest updates.

Opportunities & Funding

Proposals for the Centerbridge Foundation and Bain & Company 2015 Partnership Grant are due by June 15. The winner will receive up to $500,000 over four years, consulting services, sponsorship for nonprofit management education, and more. 

Apply for The New York Community Trust 2015 Nonprofit Excellence Awards by May 1 for a chance to earn feedback, recognition, and up to $30,000 for your organization. 

J.M. Kaplan Fund is accepting applications for the JMK Innovation Prize through April 30. The Prize seeks to support inter-disciplinary innovation in the fields of cultural heritage, human rights, the built environment, and the natural environment. 

Around Brooklyn

The 8th Annual Brooklyn Community Board 14 Youth Conference will be held on April 29. Last year, 700 teens came together to discover their paths to success. Learn more here.

North Star Fund
will host the "Let Us Breathe Forum" at Columbia University on May 9 to highlight the need for social justice groups to support the movement against anti-Black racism and build resources to prioritize Black leadership. 

Interference Archive is hosting a panel on Policing and Gentrification on April 30 in Gowanus. 

Crown Heights Community Mediation Center hosts the Kingston Avenue Festival on May 16. Sign your organization up to table or register for an activity booth by emailing

JACK Theater hosts Women's Rights = Human Rights? from April 30 - May 2 at 7PM. The 3-part series addresses a different theme each night, employing art as a vehicle for discourse on some of the most pressing women’s issues. 

Employment Listings

Vice President of Programs and Education - Brooklyn Children's Museum

Vice President, Programs and Visitor Experience - Brooklyn Children's Museum

Executive Director - Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Director - Brownsville Partnership

Development Director - Center for Anti-Violence Education

Executive Director - Educators 4 Excellence

Outreach Director - Educators 4 Excellence

Director of Finance - Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Director of Policy, Advocacy and Research - Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Special Assistant to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - The Ford Foundation

Project Manager - Groundswell Summer Leadership Institute

Associate Director of Volunteer Services - Habitat for Humanity NYC

Program Associate, Economic Justice - Ms. Foundation for Women

Director, Individual Major Giving - New York Women's Foundation

Program Officer - New York Women's Foundation

Development Associate - Red Hook Initiative Center

Employment Coordinator - Red Hook Initiative Center

Middle School Program Manager - Red Hook Initiative Center

Assistant Director of Social Services - St. Nick's Alliance

National Organizer - Vera Institute of Justice 

Share Your News!
Submit your nonprofit's news for the next issue of Brooklyn Accelerator News. 
Email Andrew Weaver at