Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches 3-Year Initiative to Plant the Seed for a Healthier, More Sustainable Brooklyn
Today, the Brooklyn Community Foundation officially launched Brooklyn Greens, a three-year $750,000 action plan to guide three distinct Brooklyn communities in their efforts to implement sustainable practices toward broad environmental improvement.
Support for school's collaboration with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and the implementation of a comprehensive after school band program for grades 4 through 8. BCF funds will specifically support individualized instruction for advanced students.
Lead Funding for Brooklyn Greens, a multi-year collaborative intended to improve the environment in Bedford Stuyvesant, Cypress Hills and the Southside.
Support to train high school Youth Leaders at two Brooklyn High Schools who will provide college access information for first generation college-bound students. In addition, funds will support the creation of a White Paper documenting the importance and potential of Youth Leadership in the college process for first generation college-bound students.
Support to continue development of affordable housing in Cypress Hills and support for organization's Summer Matters program. CHLDC has 82 units currently under construction, 95 in pre-development, and another 200 (+) in the pipeline.
Support for school's collaboration with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and the implementation of a comprehensive after- school band program for grades 3 through 8.