Education and Youth Achievement Fund
A grant to support English as a Second Language classes (3 levels) & a GED Preparation class in Spanish for adults. Students attend classes to improve employment opportunities & learn how to participate in their children's education via teacher meetings.
General support for the Museum's menu of exhibition, education, economic development, and public programs.
Grant to support community planning initiative to engage NYCHA residents and the broader community to revision Park Avenue and the area under the BQE. Residents have begun to address key safety issues & the need to improve access to public transportation.
Brooklyn Community Foundation received an unprecented number of proposals for its first grantmaking cycle of 2011. We thank all those who participated in the process. Our program staff is currently reviewing the incredible number of impressive organizations, and will be in touch shortly with those organizations who will receive funding for this first cycle.
A Donor-Advised Fund for Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Community Foundation has created a Donor-Advised Fund Program to support donors who want to direct a major portion of their charitable giving to Brooklyn.
Building robots at school wasn't something Margely Saint-Pierre could have ever imagined back home in Haiti, even before his high school was destroyed in last year's devastating earthquake.
But at the It Takes a Village Academy in East Flatbush, he's a member of a robotics team that's made up almost entirely of Haitian immigrants like him, and it feels like a family.
The ITAVA Robotics campaign is helping raise $15,000 to send some of Brooklyn's youngest engineers, beneficiaries of the Foundation's Central Brooklyn STEM Initiative (CBSI), to participate in the World’s U.S.
We should be thrilled. The world, it seems, has finally, famously "discovered" Brooklyn. Celebrities are naming their offspring after the borough; we have become the mark of coolness, of edge, of style and of innovation. We couldn't be more pleased with the successes of our small businesses, restaurants, and of the energy of the new arrivals streaming across the bridges into Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Community Foundation provided seed funding for NYU-Poly’s Central Brooklyn STEM Initiative, which pairs teachers from Brooklyn schools with graduate fellows from NYU-Poly’s engineering programs to design dynamic, hands-on classroom lessons.
BP Markowitz Rides in on 'Bike Lane' to Deliver 2011 State of the Borough Address at Sunset Park High School
The Brooklyn Borough President issued the following news release: On February 3, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was joined by Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, other elected officials and hundreds of guests and honorees for the 2011 State of the Borough Address at Sunset Park High School.