July 19, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the largest public foundation in the borough, has awarded its first round of 2011 grants totaling $2.3 million to 118 nonprofits.
July 11, 2011
Did you know that Brooklyn is home to 50 percent of the city’s community gardeners, many of whom live right here in Bed-Stuy?Much of it can be owed to the late Hattie Carthan and the foundation Ms. Carthan laid in forming the Green Guerillas, now a citywide organization.
March 22, 2011
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...
March 8, 2011
What happens when you mix young engineers, teachers, students and robots in a Brooklyn classroom?
March 7, 2011
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...
February 22, 2011
To encourage student to take up careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), two Brooklyn institutions have extended their partnership. For this purpose, Polytechnic Institute of New York University has received $500,000 grant from Brooklyn Community Foundation.
February 11, 2011
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy were assassinated in the late 1960s, they both left behind legacies that posed a challenge for the country: how can we better service and uplift one another?Marilyn Gelber, back then a freshmen at Queens College, knew early on that she would answer that call of...
February 4, 2011
ALBANY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the nomination of Kenneth Adams as president and CEO of the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC). Gov. Cuomo said the appointment is part of his plan to change the leadership structure of ESDC, separating the CEO and Chairperson functions.
February 3, 2011
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...
February 1, 2011
During a training seminar in Brooklyn last week for young members of New York’s Haitian community, the participants went around the room sharing their favorite Haitian expressions.