Brooklyn Accelerator News - Last Call for BK Youth Fellowship

February 27, 2015

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Final Call for BK Youth Fellows!

As an initial project under our new Invest in Youth program, the Foundation is launching the Brooklyn Youth Fellowship. We are currently seeking nonprofits to apply to host 2-4 fellows between the ages of 16-24 for 10 months. Hosts will identify young people with a strong interest in civil service and social justice, who are representative of our Anchors of Change (court-involved youth, immigrant youth, young people from under-resourced neighborhoods). Selected nonprofits will receive $2,500 in operating support per fellow, plus a $5,000 stipend for each fellow. In 2015, we will provide awards for up to 20 fellows and 5-10 nonprofit partners.

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 2. Please contact Senior Program Associate Prachi Patankar at or 718-480-7509 to receive a copy of the application. Learn more here.

Incubator Project: Join Us March 4th to Learn More

Next week, you’re invited to learn more about our new Brooklyn Accelerator program and its signature Incubator Project, which will provide emerging Brooklyn nonprofits and community leaders with free co-working space within our office at 1000 Dean Street for one year and a stipend of up to $5,000. RSVP for our March 4th Open House to learn more!



Call for Submissions

BRIC is requesting submissions from young media makers under 21 in Brooklyn for Brooklyn Youth Media Festival: Concrete Stories. Submit projects before April 1. The Festival takes place May 28.

Brooklyn Community Board 6 is accepting nominations for the Youth Acknowledgement Award and Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement through April 3. 

Little Chairs Big Differences: An Early Childhood Diversity Conference is requesting proposals by March 4. The conference will take place at the Brooklyn Museum on April 30.

Funding Opportunities

Knight Foundation is looking to spend $3 million to better inform voters and increase civic participation before the next election, and they’d like your help! Submit your ideas before March 19 for a chance to have your plan funded.


Around Brooklyn

Weeksville Community Heritage Center hosts author Erika DeSimone to discuss her new book “Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century” on February 27 from 6:30-8:30pm.

NYC Food Forum invites you to a free community listening session on food and equity on March 7 at 9:30am at the YWCA with local community members, organizers, advocates and leaders in Brooklyn. 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden presents the 34th Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom Conference on March 14 at 10am. This year’s theme is “Roots of Resilience” examining sustainability as tradition, not trend.

Truth Through a Lens, a film following Sunset Park community organizer Dennis Flores, plays the Socially Relevant Film Festival on March 17 at 9:15pm at the Maysles Theater. 

Crown Heights Community Meditation Center is hosting “Paving The Way to Healing and Recovery: Conversations with Young Men of Color Who Survive Violence” on April 10 at Achievement First in Crown Heights.

Employment Opportunities 

Executive Director – Brooklyn Heights Association

After School Program Director & Aide – Flatbush Development Corporation

Business Analyst – The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services

Instructor, ESOL & Workplace Development – Cypress Hills Local Development Corp.

Manager, Institutional Giving - StoryCorps

Case Manager – Brownsville Community Justice Center

Various Positions – Pratt Area Community Council

Various Openings – CAMBA

Education Manager – Marquis Studios

Various Openings – Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Cooperative Project Assistant – Center for Family Life

Faith Based Programs Manager, Policy Organizer – FPWA


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YWCA Women's History Month Panel with Cecilia Clarke


Join BCF President & CEO Cecilia Clarke for the YWCA of New York City's "Leadership and Generosity: A Call to Action" breakfast panel series on March 10 from 8:30-10am at Sullivan & Cromwell. The event, celebrating Women's History Month and local leaders, will also feature Sheelah A. Feinberg, Jennifer Jones Austin,  Maya Wiley, Akiba Solomon. and Anne Williams-Isom. Details and RSVP (required) here.