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Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

Our new annual INSIGHTS TO IMPACT report celebrates our firm belief that when we are equipped with direct insights from Brooklyn’s communities we can make a significant impact on Brooklyn’s most pressing challenges.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

How are you spending your summer vacation? 

Sarah Williams
Board Member, Brooklyn Community Foundation

The more we know about the adolescent brain, the more we understand how hard it is for young people to assess risk, problem-solve, and control their impulses. It is no wonder that this stage of brain development puts young people in a world of trouble on a regular basis.

We’re excited to see national attention for our work so early on, and look forward to sharing our progress more fully in the coming months and years.

 

The visit was a valuable opportunity to see restorative practices first-hand, talk with school leaders, and experience the transformational power of Restorative Justice.

Anne Gregory, Phd
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University

In this blog, Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project evaulator Anne Gregory shares lessons from her previous research and why they're critical to our success with the Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.

Suzanne Hitchman
Restorative Practices Coordinator, Partnership with Children

Suzanne Hitchman, Restorative Practices Coordinator at Ebbets Field Middle School in Crown Heights, shares insights from the early stages of implementation through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.

Last Friday night, Brooklyn Community Foundation played proud host to the first-ever Youth Voice Awards—a celebration of youth-led grantmaking.

Skye Roper-Moses
Restorative Justice Coordinator, New York Peace Institute

Guest blogger Skye Roper-Moses from New York Peace Institute writes about the way she's working with students, teachers, and staff at Rachel Carson High School in Coney Island to create a Restorative Justice program molded to their individual needs.

Nicole Lavonne Smith
Restorative Justice Coordinator at Sweet River Consulting

Guest blogger Nicole Lavonne Smith from Sweet River Consulting shares their approach to Restorative Justice and how they're helping to build a new model for school discipline through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project. 

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