Brooklyn Accelerator News – One Month Left to Apply for Crown Heights Grant Program

August 27, 2015

Reminder: Crown Heights Grant Proposals Due September 23 

Grants ranging from $5,000 - $25,000 will support advocacy and organizing projects by Crown Heights nonprofits, community groups, and residents working in four areas:

  • Housing Rights
  • Cross Cultural Learning & Relationship Building
  • Youth Opportunities
  • Transparent and Accountable Policing

View complete grant guidelines and application here.

Proposals are due by Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Grants will be distributed through our Neighborhood Strength initiative and will be announced this November.

Questions? Email or call 718.480.7500. 

Opportunities & Funding

The Progressive Education Network's National Conferencewill take place in Brooklyn from October 8-10. The conference will feature keynote speaker Fania Davis as well as workshops on teaching access, equity, and activism. Sliding scale registration is available. Register by August 31st here.

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. Help make the case for supporting Black leaders and organizations by completing the survey here.

Around Brooklyn

Come out for one last summer vacation weekend with S.O.S. Play Street Back To School Celebration on Saturday, August 29 from 1-5pm in Crown Heights. Kingston Avenue will be closed to cars from Eastern Parkway to St. John's Place and filled with games, music, food, resource booths and more! Join the Facebook event.

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office will host its second 'Begin Again' event on Saturday, September 12. Brooklynites with open or outstanding summonses for low-level offenses can come to St. Paul's Community Baptist Church in East New York to resolve their cases within just two hours. More information here.

Jack NY presents a new weekly concert series on Sundays in September. View the line up and other upcoming performances here.

Registration is open for Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy's 2015-16 season. Whether it's dance, music or martial arts, children of all ages can learn and perform through the many programs offered. More information here.

Employment Listings

Executive Assistant to Chief Operations Officer - Avaaz Foundation

Senior Operations Officer - Avaaz Foundation

Bookkeeper - Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger

After-School Instructor - Brooklyn Boatworks

Public Relations Manager - Brooklyn Community Services

Community & Government Affairs Coordinator - Brooklyn Navy Yard

Communications Associate - Cricket Island Foundation

Youth Worker - Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

VP of Operations - Defy Ventures

High School Afterschool Program Director - El Puente

Director of Finance - Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Director of Design & Digital Media - The Fortune Society

Managing Development Director - iMentor

Development Manager - Immigration Equality

Program Coordinator - The Louis August Jonas Foundation

Executive Director - The Marshall Project

Associate Development Director - MoCADA

Development Manager - MoCADA

Executive Director - New York Memory Center

Technical Specialist - Older Adults Technology Services

Assistant Landscape Architect - Prospect Park Alliance

National Organizer - Resource Generation

Program Director, PS 94 - SCO Family of Services

Program Director, Learning to Work Program - St. Nicks Alliance

Associate Director, Institutional Giving - StoryCorps

Submit your nonprofit's news for our next issue. 
Email Andrew Weaver at