September News

September 24, 2014

Happy Rosh Hashanah, Brooklyn!

September News

Foundation Launches Partnership with City Council’s Brooklyn Delegation

The Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council has announced a partnership with the Brooklyn Community Foundation to advance workforce and economic development programs across the borough.

Earlier this year, Brooklyn’s 16 Council Members identified workforce development as a theme around which they would intentionally focus funding in order to make a deeper impact across the borough. We will work with the Delegation to help measure the impact of this unprecedented $620,000 initiative, and will work closely with the 13 nonprofit organizations receiving funding to define benchmarks and document successes in their workforce programs. 

The 13 organizations from across Brooklyn are: Black Veterans for Social Justice, Brooklyn Alliance, City-Wide Council Of Presidents, Coney Island Generation Gap Reunion Committee, Doe Fund, Erasmus Neighborhood Federation, Fifth Avenue Committee, Man Up!, Midwood Development Corporation, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, St. Nick's Alliance, and United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg.

“I am thrilled to have such an important community partner like the Brooklyn Community Foundation helping to measure the impact that these dollars will have on our communities.”
- Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Co-Chair of the Brooklyn Delegation

Join Cecilia Clarke for a Conversation on Juvenile Justice

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 25th from 10-11am, join our President & CEO Cecilia Clarke for a discussion on the role of philanthropy in advancing juvenile justice, alongside panelists from the Open Society Foundations, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Prospect Hill Foundation, moderated by Linda Sarsour of the Arab American Association of New York.

The event is part of the 3-day GULD Conference, organized by The Gathering for Justice--a project of New World Foundation--founded by Harry Belafonte. The panel will be held at the New School’s Theresa Lang Community Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. It is free and open to the public, but space is limited.


Brooklyn Insights Update: Report & Strategy

We’re pleased to share that we will release our Brooklyn Insights final report early next month, alongside a new programmatic strategy for the Foundation.

Visit Us in Crown Heights

The Foundation has officially moved to our new home at 1000 Dean Street in Crown Heights. Please stop by if you’re in the neighborhood!