Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Immigrant Youth & Families

Liane Stegmaier
Director of Communications

More than 500 people came out to the Brooklyn Museum last week in spite of nearly a foot of snow for "Defending Immigrant Rights: A Brooklyn Call to Action," which featured a critical conversation with local leaders working on the frontlines of the fight for immigrant rights.

 
Kaberi Banerjee Murthy
Vice President of Programs

My first national march on Washington, DC was as a teenager and it instilled in me a lifetime of activism.

Prachi Patankar
Senior Program Officer

In 2002, I moved to Brooklyn's Flatbush/Midwood neighborhood. As an immigrant and a recent resident of Brooklyn, this neighborhood—with its bustling Pakistani and Bangladeshi businesses and the sounds of Urdu and Bangla from families walking on the streets—felt like home. Being able to have the essential curry leaves and lentils a stone’s throw away from home, was an added bonus.

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