2020 Grantees

Acacia Network

Support for a credit education and enhancement initiative for East Harlem residents with an emphasis on younger adults. The initiative will provide group seminars on topics such as credit repair and establishment, housing application financial requirements, and debt management. Individuals will also be offered one-on-one coaching focused on credit development and remediation.

Association to Benefit Children

To support a pilot of infant care program at ABC to families who are participating in ABC’s home-based Early Head Start program. The pilot will bring families together once a week at ABC’s early childhood center, for a full day of school, which introduces the infants and their parents more gradually to a classroom experience. Funding will also support an extended day program for existing families in the ABC center-based Early Head Start program for families who need additional time to pick up their children.

Boys and Girls Club

Support for general operations of its programs.

BronxWorks

BronxWorks will receive three grants for three separate programs. The first will support the Third Avenue Afterschool Program, which provides general enrichment. 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. The third will provide support for a resident’s services program at Baychester and Murphy that includes case management, workforce development, and health and wellness workshops and programming.

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. Funding will also support training workshops to prepare residents for entry-level positions in construction and public safety. The second is for continued support for anti-violence and community empowerment programs at and near Marcus Garvey apartments.

City Parks Foundation – Friends of Soundview Park

Support for a 3-season track and field program for youth ages 5-16 in Soundview Park (including lessons for different levels and for participants with special needs). A spring and fall Seniors Fitness program that includes yoga and fitness walking will also be supported.

Claremont Neighborhood Centers

Support for the Claremont-Parkview Afterschool Program, which provides general enrichment.

Concrete Safaris

To support PhotoVoice workshops to support youth in afterschool programs and internships to share their voice and become advocates for themselves and their communities using photography and technology. Students will learn how to use digital cameras, create compelling stories, and highlight social, and environmental health-related issues impacting their community.

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

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, and parent engagement to all four schools at the Campus.

District 1 Schools

Support for an afterschool program.

Dunbar High School Parent Teacher Association

Support for the Parent Teacher Association to assist with funding for school activities and the purchase of classroom equipment.

Eastside Settlement House

Support for the expansion of the STEAMMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Music and Movement) Academy which will offer extended day services 5 days a week to all youth in the Early Childhood programs. The program will offer a menu of services for children (ages 2-5) and will develop and reinforce STEM skills, develop social emotional competencies, and refine skills in mathematics, science, nutrition, and physical coordination, to better prepare them for kindergarten

Empowering Youth Towards Excellence

Support for youth development activities which will serve youth through sports training, college awareness activities and visits, inter-generational activities, community service, and weekly educational outings .

Getting Out and Staying Out

Support of a second cohort of a Leaders in Training program 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

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.

Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement/Hands That Make a Difference

Renewed support for the Bradhurst Afterschool Program, which provides general enrichment.

Harlem Education Activities Fund

Support for an expansion of HEAF’s college access/success and career development services to help students prepare to be successful in college and the professional world upon college graduation. Services will include presentations and workshops that provide students with information on various industries and jobs and a College Tour and Advising Program which provides middle and high-school students with exposure to the different types of colleges and universities that they would not otherwise have access to.

Harlem Grown

Support for expansion of Harlem Grown’s intensive school partnerships, to include partnering with an additional Harlem school and development and implementation of the Impact Farm centered STEM-based educational tours which provide immersive experiences that introduce youth to urban farming, nutrition, and food justice concepts at HG’s 127th Street Farm.

Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership

Support to create a full-time middle school girls’ program in the South Bronx (at M.S. 223 and South Bronx Preparatory School) that aligns with Harlem Lacrosse’s strategic plan and commitment to equal opportunity for girls. Funding will also support the growth of HL’s Summer Learning Institute to prevent summer learning loss, increase academic achievement in English Language Arts (ELA) and math, drive social-emotional learning, promote fitness and deepen participant engagement and retention throughout the summer months for students ages 12-18.

Hot Bread Kitchen

To support the design and logistics professional development workshops for alumnae of the Culinary Workforce Training Program. Workshops will include training in advanced culinary skills (that employment partners have reported as hard to find among employees and applicants), and professional readiness skills (including handling conflict and navigating stigma in the workplace) to help alumnae obtain higher-paying positions.

Hunters Point Family Inc.

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

International Center of Photography

Support for general programming.

Jazzy Jumpers

Continued support for travel, uniforms, and other competition costs for the Jazzy Jumpers Double Dutch team.

Lower East Side Employment Network

Support for two cohorts of workforce construction training

Lucille Rose Day Care

To provide support for the Arverne View Afterschool Program, which provides general enrichment.

Manhattan College Summer Engineer Program

Support for a free,10-day intensive summer program that focuses on science, engineering, SAT prep and the college admission process. The program is geared toward minority and female junior and senior high-school students.

Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity

Support for nutrition counseling services and a monthly free fresh food market onsite at the Georgia King Village and Zion Towers in the Spring and Summer months. Funding will also provide monthly fresh produce delivery to patrons of two local food pantries in Newark’s South and West Wards.

National Park Service

Support for installation of playground equipment.

New Settlement Apartments – Youthbuild

Support for a pilot Porter/Custodial Training program to train, support, certify (as Certified Custodial Technicians (CCT)) and place young adults in full-time, entry-level wage jobs as porters and custodians in residential and commercial buildings.

New York City Urban Debate League

Support for the expansion of UDL’s scholastic debate program, which includes debate coaching, practices and weekend tournaments, to schools in Brownsville, Brooklyn and additional schools in the South Bronx, as well as support for students from the South Bronx and Brownsville to attend a 2-week Summer Debate Institute.

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

To provide renewed support for Newark Community Street Team to deliver case management, Safe Passage, High-Risk Intervention services and other community safety programming for and with residents of Georgia King Village and Zion Towers.

Northwest One Library

To support library programming.

Osborne Association

Support for the Justice Community, a training and employment program for youth who are recently incarcerated or on probation. The project aims to redirect youth towards education, employment, and a secure, self-determined adulthood.

Project Access Resources Centers

To support library programming.

Project EATS

Continued support for PE farm activities and programming at the Essex farm.

ProSafety

Support for two cohorts of workforce construction training.

Reconnect Brooklyn

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

RH Terrell Recreation Center

To support programming and the purchase of equipment and uniforms at the recreation center.

RiseBoro

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.

Rockaway Youth Task Force

Support for Rockaway Roots, a workforce development program that encompasses an Urban Farming Apprenticeship that will offer nine-month paid positions to low-income Rockaway youth at RYTF’s Farm. Youth participants will learn multiple transferable STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills, ranging from sustainable system engineering to renewable energy science. Participants will also engage in service-learning and volunteering projects.

STEM from Dance

Funding will support Girls Rise Up, a STEM inspired summer program for underrepresented minority girls, to expand to the South Bronx. Girls ages 12-18 will choreograph an original dance, enhanced with a technological component (components include music created through computer programming, costumes with programmed LED lights and sensors to enhance their choreography, and motion capture animations that serve as a digital backdrop) that they build and learn to code.

STRIVE-NY

To support a pilot program for STRIVE’s female graduates – the Women’s Empowerment Network graduates will be paired with a STRIVE mentor to provide support in overcoming life challenges that may impact their ability to maintain long-term employment and thrive in the workplace. Graduates will have monthly meetings, and professional development workshops peer support group meetings.

Sursum Corda Youth Center – Girls in Action

Support for general operations of its programs.

Sustainable South Bronx

Support for Green Job Training for Bronxites, which aims to increase the hard-skills qualifications of our jobseekers for jobs in green construction and maintenance. The project will support OSHA 30 certifications, certifications in BPI Multi-Family Building Operator (prepares participants to conduct an integrated energy performance and health and safety analysis of multifamily buildings), HAZWOPER, and Asbestos Handling, all of which help SSBx graduates attain higher-level and higher-paying jobs.

The New Jewish Home

Support to enhance the Geriatrics Career Development (GCD) Young Adult program, a 12-week workforce development program to train youth to become Home Health Aides (HHAs). The GCD Young Adult program serves young people who are out-of-school, unemployed, and faced with multiple barriers.. Funding will support the introduction of a Case Coordinator to build capacity to support Young Adult participants as they navigate life challenges while in the program.

Tomorrow’s Leaders

Support for an afterschool program for over-age middle-school students in East New York.

Walker Jones Parent Teacher Association

Support for the Parent Teacher Association to assist with funding for school activities and the purchase of classroom equipment.

WHEDco

Funding will support the Coaching and Technical Assistance program for Home-based childcare providers. Coaches will serve childcare providers who require additional support so that they can improve their ability to provide high-quality childcare and launch and manage successful childcare businesses in their homes; as well as enrich the quality and competency of early childhood education for children receiving care in home-based settings.

YMCA of Newark and Vicinity

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

Youth Design Center (formerly Made in Brownsville)

Support for the Creative Apprenticeship Program which provides training in videography, graphic design, apparel and product design, HTML5, and 3D design. The program also provides site visits and capstone projects to expose participants to professional settings, support individual growth, and career planning skills.