Brooklyn Accelerator News – Last Call for Invest in Youth RFP!

June 29, 2015


Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation


Last Call for Invest in Youth LOI 

Tomorrow Tuesday, June 30th is the deadline for eligible nonprofits to submit Letters of Inquiry for our new Invest in Youth grantmaking program. 

Grants will range between $25,000 − $50,000, and where possible, will be multi-year and provide general operating support. Eligible organizations will do work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Youth Development & Leadership
  • Youth Justice 
  • Immigrant Youth & Families

View eligibility guidelines, application instructions, and FAQ here.

Opportunites & Funding

The Destination > Brooklyn Promotional Award supports Brooklyn-based arts nonprofits with a $1,500 grant to design, produce and distribute materials with an emphasis on borough tourism. Recipients will have the opportunity to display materials at Borough Hall and receive featured marketing presence through Brooklyn Arts Council. Apply here by July 16.

Just Beginnings Collaborative is accepting letters of intent for their new partnership "Building a Movement to End Child Sexual Abuse" through July 17. To learn more about the partnership and see LOI guidelines, click here.

Need space to host meetings and events for your community organization? Atlas: DIY (Developing Immigrant Youth) has a 600sq foot classroom/meeting space available for rent beginning July 1 on 36th Street in Sunset Park. Email to learn more about the space.

Around Brooklyn

Young Women Rock! seeks mentors for the upcoming school year. The curriculum-based weekly program empowers girls ages 14-18 through mentorship, building their self-confidence and challenging them to discover and fulfill their potential. Sign up here to mentor in either Brooklyn or the Bronx beginning this fall.

K.S. J.A.M.M. Dance Troupe offers a low cost summer dance camp this summer for K-8 students beginning July 6. Lunch, snacks and day trips are included each week. Find more information and register here.

Trinity Grace Church hosts Summer Arts Camp beginning July 6. This free day camp for kids features drama, art, dance and athletics. Click here to register and learn more.

New York Immigration Coalition will host a workshop for nonprofit organizations on protecting communities against immigration scams on July 14 at Brooklyn Public Library in Grand Army Plaza. Please register in advance here.

On July 14 from 6-9pm, Five Myles will host a one night multi-media solo exhibition by Christie Neptune to spotlight the communal effects of depression and the mythos of the "strong black woman" in communities of color. Find more information here.

Be More is holding a community event on July 19 from 10am-12pm to heal from racism and its effect on the body, mind and soul. Come practice yoga and meditation, and engage in facilitated conversation at Brooklyn Zen Center. Register online and RSVP on Facebook.

Employment Listings

Director of Education - 826NYC

Farm Manager - Added Value and Herban Solutions, Inc.

Development & Communications Associate - Arab-American Family Support Center

CAC Director of Operations - Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Education Manager, Youth Media - BRIC

Vice President, Economic Development - Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Program Coordinator - Brooklyn College Community Partnership

Public Relations Associate - Brooklyn Defender Services

Director of Development and Communications - Brooklyn Kindergarten Society

Development Director - Center for Anti-Violence Education

Executive Director - Center for Community Alternatives

Executive Director - Educators 4 Excellence

Outreach Director - Educators 4 Excellence

VOCA Grantwriter - Equal Justice USA

Director of Finance - Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

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

Director of Development - GallopNYC

Development & Communications Associate - Green City Force

Associate Director of Volunteer Services - Habitat for Humanity NYC

Managing Director - NonProfit Help Desk

eCommunications and Digital Associate - NY Communities for Change

Director of Outreach - New York Immigration Coalition

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

Program Officer - New York Women's Foundation

Development Assistant, Institutional Giving - Prospect Park Alliance

Employment Coordinator - Red Hook Initiative Center

Middle School Program Manager - Red Hook Initiative Center

Senior Development Associate - Turning Point

National Organizer - Vera Institute of Justice


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