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Michelina Ferrara
Coordinator, Brooklyn Youth Fellowship

This year, 12 powerhouse Brooklyn Youth Fellows will be engaged in 8-months of community work in four key areas

 

    Learn how we engage grantees and communities in our work and why it's critical to achieving our vision for a fair and just Brooklyn.

    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.

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