Acacia Network

Support for a credit education and enhancement initiative to promote the eligibility of East Harlem residents for local affordable housing lotteries. East Harlem residents will have the opportunity to participate in group seminars on topics such as credit repair and establishment, housing application financial requirements, and debt management. They will also have access to one-on-one coaching focused on credit remediation to support applicants in preparation for the housing application review process.

Breakthrough New York

Improve access to mental health supports for Breakthrough students of all ages through the design of skills-building curricula for students, training of staff, and engagement of and financial support for families.


BronxWorks will receive two grants for two separate programs. The first will support the Third Avenue Afterschool Program, which provides general enrichment (with the potential to add a STEM component through a partnership with New York Institute of Technology). The second will renew support for BronxWorks’ Community Services Program at Bronxchester. Programming includes afterschool, summer camp, workforce development, and senior programming provided in the community facility space at Bronxchester.

Brownsville Community Culinary Center

Support for the Guest Chef Series, which brings prominent chefs to conduct classroom lectures and cooking demonstrations. It will also provide interactive, food-based walking tours and programming at local gardens, and engage local residents to eat at the Culinary Center as well as participate in intergenerational workshops. The grant will allow the Center’s Social Work department to deepen retention supports for graduates of its Culinary Training Program.

Brownsville Community Justice Center

Renewed support for public safety and youth development programming to engage court-involved Marcus Garvey youth in case management, leadership development, community benefit projects, and creative placemaking activities. Additional programming at the youth clubhouse will include hands-on training in construction, community events, social enterprise training, and Youth Clubhouse Market Days.

Brownsville Community Sports Zone

Support for Brownsville Community Sports Zone to engage local youth through sports programming; connect families to academic, medical, nutritional, and workforce development resources; and provide capacity building support for local sports-based initiatives.

Brownsville Think Tank Matters

Brownsville Think Tank Matters will receive two grants for two separate programs. The first is renewed support for public speaking and anti-violence programming that helps Brownsville youth residents build self-esteem and improve academic achievement.

Change for Kids

Deliver Parenting Journey – an evidence-based parent and caregiver empowerment curriculum – to parents and caretakers from four of Change for Kids’ Bronx partner schools. The program is designed to help parents and caretakers develop the skills to advocate for their children and themselves, learn behaviors that promote healthier relationships, engage in personal growth, and ultimately promote their children’s academic achievement.

Child Center of New York

Support for sports management and youth sports program development internships for youth ages 16-22.

City Parks Foundation

Support for a summer youth track and field program in Betsy Head Park. Through the program, over 300 participants between the ages of 5-17 receive instruction in sprints, relays, hurdles, long jump, javelin, and shot put and participated in an end-of-season meet at Icahn Stadium.

Claremont Neighborhood Centers

Support for the Claremont-Parkview Afterschool Program, which provides general enrichment (with the potential to add a STEM component through a partnership with New York Institute of Technology).

Community FoodBank of New Jersey

Support for a monthly “farmer’s market” at Georgia King Village featuring fresh, local produce and promote healthy eating.

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Renewed support for the Student Success Center at Thomas Jefferson Educational Campus in East New York to provide individual counseling, group workshops, SAT prep classes, college trips, support for college applications, academic enrichment, parent engagement, and more to all four schools at the campus.


Support for DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI) to conduct a randomized control trial to evaluate the REAL Kids summer literacy program, providing empirical evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of DREAM’s model and support program expansion.

DreamYard Project

Support for the development of career pathways for high school-aged youth in creative sector fields including creative youth development (develops youth to become educators in creative fields), digital game and app design, and community/public art, as well as provide paid internships in these fields for youth ages 14-24. The grant will also support the expansion of DreamYard’s school-based entrepreneurship program into 2-3 additional schools.

East New York Farms

Renewed support for internships and externships for over 30 young people ages 13-18 to operate two farms and farmers’ markets, provide gardening assistance at community gardens across East New York, and learn about nutrition and healthy eating. The grant will also allow East New York Farms to make small grants to support food access projects that are run by and for East New York residents and that seek to increase access to or consumption of healthy food.

Empowering Youth Towards Excellence

Support for a summer Play Street at Nehemiah Park, which would serve approximately 40 students ages 5-15 through sports training, college awareness activities, healthy eating instruction, community service, and weekly educational outings.

Getting Out and Staying Out

Support for the launch of a Leaders in Training program for a cohort of justice system-involved young men to promote progress toward individual leadership goals and lay the groundwork for the development of a peer leadership-based, re-entry navigation model.

Good Shepherd Services

Renewed support for Good Shepherd Services’ Groundwork for Success College prep program serving middle and high school students who are motivated to go to college but lack access to the needed support to achieve their post-secondary goals. The grant will also support the program’s Student Advisory Board to plan enrichment activities with oversight from program staff.

Grand Street Settlement

Support for the Marcus Garvey Apartments Afterschool Program and Summer Camp, which provides general enrichment (with the potential to add a STEM component through a partnership with New York Institute of Technology).

Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement/Hands That Make a Difference

Support for the Bradhurst Afterschool Program, which provides general enrichment (with the potential to add a STEM component through a partnership with New York Institute of Technology).

Harlem Grown

Strengthen Harlem Grown’s Farm-Based educational tours program, which provides immersive experiences that introduce youth to urban farming, nutrition, and food justice concepts. The grant would support outreach to and coordination with additional Title 1 schools and community-based organizations to increase the number of youths participating in the program, and would support the development of curriculum to incorporate sequential lessons on topics such as sustainable technology and solar power.

Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership

Support for the expansion of HLL’s college prep, lacrosse, and academic success programming to middle school girls at Promise Academy II and to support the launch of a Summer College Readiness Bootcamp for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Hot Bread Kitchen

Support for the expansion of the Bakers in Training program, an intensive training and apprenticeship program that prepares women for careers in the culinary sector. The grant will allow Hot Bread Kitchen to employ alumnae to implement non-traditional outreach methods to recruit from harder-to-reach populations and build relationships with new employers and increase the number of job opportunities available to graduates.

Hunters Point Family Inc.

Support for the Candlestick Heights Afterschool Program, which provides general enrichment.

Jazzy Jumpers

Support for travel, uniforms, and other competition costs for the Jazzy Jumpers Double Dutch team

Let’s Get Ready

To support the expansion of Let’s Get Ready’s existing College Success program to include an entry point for students who did not participate in College Success programming during high school. Success Coaches will work with these students to promote social-emotional development and campus engagement through text messaging communications, one-on-one meetings, group events, and other activities with the goal of increasing persistence rates and promoting degree attainment among traditionally underserved students.

Little Sisters of the Assumption

Support the expansion and customization of the organization’s current asthma program (which identifies and remediates in-home asthma triggers) to serve more households. Funding will also support data collection that will allow Little Sisters of the Assumption to promote the ongoing sustainability of the program through the development of a value-based proposition.

Made in Brownsville

Support for coaching for an estimated 56 graduates of the apparel, 3D design, and photo/video studios on core job search, individual growth, and career planning skills.

Nehemiah Economic Development

Support of the Solar Pioneers program, a six-week classroom and field training-based program, that provides youth from Brownsville and East New York with the knowledge and skills to enter the solar energy industry as sales representatives and improve their communities through the promotion of clean, affordable energy.

New York City Urban Debate League

Support for the expansion of Urban Debate League’s acclaimed scholastic debate program, which includes debate practices and weekend tournaments, to an additional 10-15 schools. Also to establish the organization’s first Bronx Summer Debate Institute. Debate programming will also be extended to selected L+M afterschool programs through this partnership.

New York Institute of Technology

Support for integration of STEM education into programs delivered by selected community partners, including afterschool partners delivering property-based afterschool programs.

Newark Community Street Team

Provide renewed support for Newark Community Street Team to deliver case management, Safe Passage, and other community safety programming for and with residents of Georgia King Village, Zion Towers, and Somerset and Livingston.

Project EATS

Renewed support for the urban farm at Marcus Garvey Apartments that trains and employs local residents to operate the farm, farm stands and host community events and workshops. Will also support the ‘Farmacy’ program, which gives local healthcare providers the ability to connect patients with prescriptions for healthy produce, and provides patients with nutrition and self-care information.

Reconnect Brooklyn

General support to connect young men ages 17-24 to education and employment.


Support for the “Bushwick Cooks: Saratoga Grows!” program, an interactive food literacy and growing program for the members of Saratoga Square Senior Center and residents of the Saratoga Village Houses.

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

Renewed support for a variety of programs with residents of Arverne View and the surrounding community, including environmental education programming, green job training, an intergenerational CSA, and community events.

Rocking the Boat

Support for the delivery of an environmental education and professional development course for students from two transfer high schools, Bronx Arena High School and Jill Chaifetz Transfer School. These multi-disciplinary, credit-bearing courses will feature restoration and maintenance presentations and projects with professionals in the field. Students will also connect to and get information on green job training opportunities through a partnership with Sustainable South Bronx (a current L+M grantee).

School in the Square

General support to promote the development of students’ academic foundations, emotional intelligence, and leadership skills necessary to excel in college and professional life.

Services for the Underserved

Support for the implementation of S:Us’ general education and specialized horticulture vocational training, which features hard skills training in areas such as plant maintenance and propagation, landscaping, and groundskeeping, at to two of L+M residential sites: 294 East 162nd Street and 510/520 East 165th Street, with trainees from S:Us’ Day Habilitation programs and L+M residents. The program will also feature soft skills training and employment support.

Sheltering Arms

Support for an Education and Employment Specialist to serve youth at its Far Rockaway drop-in center through to jobs, job readiness training, continuing education, and other resources.


Strengthen STRIVE’s referral pipeline to Building Skills through dedicated partnership management, real-time data sharing, and individualized coaching and incentives for job seekers.

Student Leadership Network

Support for the Student Leadership Network (formerly Young Women’s Leadership Network) to expand the College Based Initiative – which places full-time college counselors in NYC public schools to provide comprehensive college awareness and success programming – to Park East High School. Funding will also be used to support students in their college transition through vehicles such as workshops and digital communications, and to pilot direct text message-based advising services to high school juniors/seniors and college freshmen.

The Campaign Against Hunger (formerly the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger)

Will add aquaponics, solar power, refrigeration, and heating to the Farm at Far Rockaway. These improvements will increase access to and consumption of fresh, organically grown, locally grown produce. The additions will be an opportunity to help educate the community about urban farming and the science of aquaponics and solar. The Campaign Against Hunger also plans to facilitate the long-term viability and sustainability of the Aquaponics Greenhouse and the farm itself.

The Knowledge House

Strengthen the Bronx Digital Pipeline – a network of nonprofits, workforce development organizations, and postsecondary institutions offering tech skills training to Bronx‐based youth from communities left out of the traditional economy. Knowledge House will institute a facilitator for the network who will enhance partner coordination and data sharing, coordinate wraparound services, and secure resources for the partnership. The grant will also support the expansion of The Knowledge House’s tech training program into at least 10 additional high schools and the development of corporate partnerships and the organization’s volunteer network.

We Run Brownsville

Renewed support for We Run Brownsville’s community-based running program that provides an introduction to lifelong fitness by combining running, walking, and aerobic activities with personalized goal-setting, nutrition, and health education.

YMCA of Newark and Vicinity

Support for the Georgia King Village Afterschool Program, which provides general enrichment.