New Settlement Apartments
received a $1.1 million YouthBuild grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The program seeks to “help young people struggling to reach key educational and career milestones and to equip themselves to be successful in the workforce and engaged in their communities”. Learn more about their work here
Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) received a $100,000 grant from the Neighborhoods First Fund (NFF) to support its community engagement work in Gowanus, which is one of five neighborhoods recently identified by the City for rezoning.
St. Nicks Alliance
is hosting its 4th annual Touch-a-Truck fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1. The event raises operating funds for the BK Story Voyager, a fun book distribution system that promotes a passion for reading in the lives of children in underserved communities. Learn more here
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation‘s Summer Youth Employment Program was a tremendous success, serving 700 young people. Participants worked with the community’s seniors and kids in summer camp, received valuable employment experience, and developed as leaders.