June News: Announcing New VP of Programs, Incubator Project Winners, and Daily News Op-Ed

June 28, 2019

Marcella J. Tillett Joins Foundation as Vice President of Programs and Partnerships

We are pleased to announce the addition of Marcella J. Tillett to our staff as the new Vice President of Programs and Partnerships, effective Monday, September 3, 2019.

“Marcella has the perfect combination of on the ground activism and service as well as executive management and oversight the Foundation needs to lead its programs team into the future,” said Brooklyn Community Foundation President and CEO Cecilia Clarke.
Ms. Tillett is a social justice advocate and practitioner working at the intersections of health, race, and gender. She currently serves as a Vice President at Planned Parenthood of New York City directing Project Street Beat and has spent over a decade actively engaged in HIV prevention and access to care and sexual and reproductive justice advocacy through community planning work in NYC and nationally. 

ICYMI: Our Daily News Op-Ed Making New Yorkers Count 

"New York state and city governments have turned the 2020 Census into a slow moving train with no conductor. Given the major challenges tied to this Census—we are desperately behind where we should be." Spread the word today: read and share our President and CEO Cecilia Clarke’s NY Daily News op-ed on Facebook and Twitter with #MakeBrooklynCount!

Meet the New Incubator Project Grantees!

We are excited to announce the 6 organizations chosen for the 2019-2020 Incubator Project

  • BlackSpace (pictured above)
  • BUFU: By Us for Us
  • Documented
  • Incredible Credible Messengers
  • Rebellious Root
  • The Women’s Organizing Network

The Incubator Project is a signature program of Brooklyn Accelerator

Over an 18-month period, we help build the capacity of start-up, innovative organizations at the earliest stages of development dedicated to sparking change for a more fair and just Brooklyn, especially those working to address racial justice.