Please Join Us for the 2nd Annual
INVEST in YOUTH DINNER
A conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing immigrant youth and families in Brooklyn with
JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS
Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Founder, Define American
Executive Director, Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Co-Founder, #BlackLivesMatter
Executive Director, Arab American Association of New York
September 27, 2016
80 Wythe Avenue
Table of 10: $5,000
A limited number of half-price tickets are available to nonprofit professionals, activists, and community leaders. Email Julia Metro at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
For inquiries, please call Donor Services at 718.480.7500.
If you are unable to attend, you can make a
tax-deductible donation to support Invest in Youth here.
Martha Berry & Curtis Cravens ♦ Joan & Bob Catell ♦ Jolie Curtsinger & Gabriel Schwartz
Judith R. & Alan H. Fishman ♦ Genevieve Kahr & Daniel Freedberg
Meera & Harsha Marti ♦ Amani Martin ♦ Noa Meyer ♦ Barbara & Richard Moore
Jennifer & Sean Rodgers ♦ Connie & Ted Roosevelt ♦ Susan & Neil Whoriskey
Sarah Williams & Andrew Kimball ♦ Regina Woods & John Wright
ABOUT THE DINNER
Brooklyn Community Foundation believes that empowering Brooklyn’s next generation is the key to achieving greater equity in our communities. Invest in Youth is our 10-year, $25-million cornerstone initiative aimed at improving opportunities and outcomes for young people. This annual dinner features a unique dialogue on critical issues affecting the lives of Brooklyn youth.
BROOKLYN: A HOME TO IMMIGRANTS
Forty percent of Brooklyn residents were born in another country and half of all Brooklyn families speak a language other than English at home. Today, as in the past, immigrants contribute in essential ways to Brooklyn’s economy and its multi-cultural identity. But they also face often overwhelming challenges due to language barriers, bureaucratic public agencies, and various forms of cultural bias and prejudice.
Through Invest in Youth, Brooklyn Community Foundation supports vital nonprofits that help young immigrants advocate for themselves and organize for change in their communities. We focus on investing in political education and coalition building, legal and language services, and policy change.
In 2015, Invest in Youth grants supported 14 immigrant organizations—including Arab American Association of New York and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration—serving youth from the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, China, Mexico and Central America living in Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, and throughout Brooklyn.