Sunset Park

A Promise to Every Child

March 16, 2012
March 16, 2012

Two Brooklyn Neighborhoods Lead a National Movement toward Building Stronger Foundations for Children by Weaving Services and Systems Together


Description:
A grant to create the Sunset Park Promise Neighborhood database. LFHC is one of 21 groups nationwide who received federal $ to develop a "cradle to career" pathway for children. Key piece is the creation of a formal longitudinal database to track outcomes
Grant Amount: $25,000
Neighborhoods Served: Sunset Park
Population Served: Families
Population Served: Immigrants, Newcomers, Refugees
Population Served: Youth
Ages Served: All Ages

Description:
Grant to support enrichment program for K-5 school children; first session is tied to state wide curriculum and second session is tied to student interest. Based on the Renzulli School-wide Enrichment model. Additional funding for Story Pirates program.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Neighborhoods Served: Park Slope
Neighborhoods Served: Sunset Park
Neighborhoods Served: Windsor Terrace
Population Served: Children
Ages Served: Elementary School Students

Description:
Second year of funding to support Plan Ahead Brooklyn; a program created to help industrial businesses develop plans for long term growth and improve job development in Sunset Park and Williamsburg. BCF provided seed funding in 2010.
Grant Amount: $25,000
Neighborhoods Served: Greenpoint
Neighborhoods Served: Sunset Park
Neighborhoods Served: Williamsburg
Population Served: All Populations
Ages Served: Young Adults (18-24)
Ages Served: Adults (24-65)

Description:
Support for a youth led environmental justice program serving youth ages 12-24 in Sunset Park. Youth conduct community mapping, organize bus tours and attend public meetings to speak out against environmental racism.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Neighborhoods Served: Sunset Park
Population Served:
Ages Served: Youth (12-18)
Ages Served: Young Adults (18-24)

Description:
Renewal support for the GED and Beyond Program. Youth create and realize goals and objectives for success in careers, college, and training. Counseling and case management are provided.
Grant Amount: $20,000
Neighborhoods Served: Red Hook
Neighborhoods Served: Sunset Park
Neighborhoods Served: Windsor Terrace
Population Served:
Ages Served: Youth (12-18)
Ages Served: Young Adults (18-24)

Description:
Support for two 10-week Becoming Whole workshops presented in partnership with Turning Point in Sunset Park. The workshops are for youth in transitional housing and ESOL students.
Grant Amount: $5,000
Neighborhoods Served: Sunset Park
Population Served:
Ages Served: Youth (12-18)

Description:
The SPIN program (Supporting Potential in our Neighborhood) supports low-income and disconnected youth, ages 16 to 24, prepare for GED and job readiness classes. SPIN allows students to address personal and economic obstacles that prevent success.
Grant Amount: $15,000
Neighborhoods Served: Bay Ridge
Neighborhoods Served: Red Hook
Neighborhoods Served: Sunset Park
Population Served:
Ages Served: Youth (12-18)
Ages Served: Young Adults (18-24)

Description:
The Stay-at-Work Program provides instruction in job-retention strategies to youth from low-income families, both pre- and post-placement, including group and peer counseling, monetary incentives that encourage job-retention, and intensive follow-up.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Neighborhoods Served: Bedford Stuyvesant
Neighborhoods Served: Bushwick
Neighborhoods Served: Sunset Park
Population Served:
Ages Served: Youth (12-18)
Ages Served: Young Adults (18-24)

Description:
Building on five years of environmental site development in Washington Park, OSH seeks to formalize its environmental education programming through curriculum development, educational outreach, community programming and stabilized staffing.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Neighborhoods Served: Carroll Gardens
Neighborhoods Served: Park Slope
Neighborhoods Served: Sunset Park
Population Served:
Ages Served: All Ages