February 19, 2010
FULTON MALL -- A free tax preparation center has opened in Downtown Brooklyn to provide significant financial assistance to low-wage working families and individuals and to give a multi-million dollar boost to New York’s economy.
February 11, 2010
It will be years before the impact of Haiti’s earthquake on Haitians in New York can be fully measured. But as the local population rushes to respond — increasing remittances to relatives in Haiti, welcoming others who are fleeing the destruction, or mourning the dead — two of the city’s major charities are pitching...
February 9, 2010
This week, United Way and The Brooklyn Community Foundation (BCF) kicked off the Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund, which brings together city and borough-wide non-profits with groups focused on the city’s Haitian community to help them provide counseling, literacy education, family unification and immigration...
December 29, 2009
2009 was not a year for the faint of heart. It was a year in which individuals and organizations were forced to adjust their outlooks, their behaviors and their lives as the effects of the global economic crisis continued to sweep across our country. In Brooklyn—and for us—2009 was a time of change, too. After...
December 24, 2009
The Brooklyn Community Foundation teamed up with the Daily News to raise funds for Brooklyn-focused nonprofits to underscore the plight of homeless families.DONATE TO THE CARING NEIGHBORS CAMPAIGN
December 21, 2009
For more than a year, even Eric Wright's closest friends didn't know that the teen was living in a Brooklyn homeless shelter."I didn't want them to laugh at it or anything, so I didn't want to tell them," said Wright, 19, a Borough of Manhattan Community College student.
December 15, 2009
JUST A few years ago, the American dream seemed within reach for Marvin Cortez and Sorange Reyes.Cortez, 33, and Reyes, 27, who emigrated to Brooklyn from Panama and Puerto Rico in 2005, had a house, a car, two jobs, and a comfortable life for themselves and their kids in Atlanta.
December 15, 2009
GRAND ARMY PLAZA — A new publication, “Reinventing Grand Army Plaza: Visionary Designs for the Heart of Brooklyn,” is now available for purchase from the Design Trust for Public Space.In the fall of 2008, the Design Trust, along with the Grand Army Plaza Coalition, mounted a large-scale exhibition in the center of the...
December 11, 2009
Kind-hearted Brooklynites are making the holidays a bit brighter for a family that's hit hard times.The Daily News' story about Charles Green, 35, a jobless Brooklyn native who spent six months in a homeless shelter with his four little girls, has prompted an outpouring of support from across the borough."I feel...
December 10, 2009
BROOKLYN — ‘Tis the season for eggnog, nutcrackers, mistletoe and innumerable holiday treats — and for lending a hand to the people and organizations that work to improve the lives of others all year round. There are ample opportunities to give right here in Brooklyn.