Across Brooklyn, high school seniors are readying for an occasion that we hope they remember with a sense of pride for the rest of their lives: Commencement. It’s a day to reflect on the achievements of the past while kicking off the start of a new, exciting chapter.
The tragedy unfolding in Haiti following the earthquake on January 10 is stunning in its proportions and sobering in its implications.
Last week, as we near the halfway point of an important election year, we asked you what you’re looking for in a new leader for Brooklyn in 2014. This week, we want you to think about Brooklyn in 2050.
Image courtesy of Coro New York
Join us May 15th as we launch an exciting new monthly event series featuring stories and conversation from Brooklyn's innovative entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders.
2013 has been a very active year for the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
It’s official—spring has finally arrived in Brooklyn. At least that’s what the calendar says. But we’re certain Brooklynites will soon be outside enjoying the warm weather and rejuvenated borough. Spring brings new life and energy to the city, along with many volunteer opportunities and chances to give back to our community.
Above: Gowanus Canal Conservancy volunteers.
When we launched the Brooklyn Bureau with City Limits in early 2012, we hoped the news site would tell the personal stories of Brooklynites too often unheard. And when Superstorm Sandy crashed into our coastline last fall, we knew the Bureau’s reporters would get the story right—and stay on it through the months to follow.
Above: Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay during Superstorm Sandy.
We’re thrilled to announce our first round of grants for 2011! With your generous support over the past year, we’re helping 118 nonprofit organizations make Brooklyn better and stronger.
We’re supporting two substantial initiatives to bring Brooklynites together, through affordable housing and block beautification.