2022 Grantees

A House On Beekman

Support for the expansion of an early childhood education program in the South Bronx that empowers caregivers and their children ages 0-4 years.

America on Tech

Support for a virtual tech/coding summer program for East New York Youth.

BronxWorks

Support for four separate programs, including two afterschool programs that provide general enrichment, the Third Avenue Afterschool Program, and the Bronxchester Afterschool program. As well as renewed support for a Community Services program at Bronxchester that includes afterschool, summer camp, workforce development, and senior programming provided in the community facility space at Bronxchester; and 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

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, as well as additional programming at the youth clubhouse that will include workforce development training, 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. The program will serve up to 800 youth, engage families, and provide capacity building support for local sports-based initiatives.

Brownsville Think Tank Matters

Support for anti-violence programming that helps Brownsville youth residents build self-esteem and improve academic achievement. Funding will also support training workshops to prepare Brownsville residents for entry-level positions in construction, by providing OSHA, SST, Scaffolding, Silica Awareness Safety and Flagging trainings

Chinese American Planning Council

Support for Chinese American Planning Council activities.

City Parks Foundation

Support for a summer youth golf and soccer program that serves residents of Far Rockaway.

Claremont Neighborhood Centers

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

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 after-school program with two cohorts per year. Students will explore the Lower East Side neighborhood, its history, and its ongoing evolution through exposure to many of Essex Crossing’s wide-ranging components.

DreamYard

Support for the implementation and evaluation of a Racial Equity curriculum and toolbox to benefit Bronx educators, youth development organizations and schools.

East New York Farms

Support for internships and externships for 40 youth 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. Funding will also allow East New York Farms to make mini 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.

Elite Learners

Support for a Junior Community Responders project at MGA. Eight youth ages 16-24 who are gang-involved, affiliated and/or highly influenced by gang activity, will be trained to be Junior Community Responders. Youth will be paired with a Violence Interrupter from the community, participate in Violence Interrupter Response Training, Conflict Mediation, Restorative Justice, Stop the Bleed and CPR trained. They will meet with a case manager to work on specific goals such as employment, education, family communication and resources needed. The program provides a year of continuous support for each youth away from gang-life; youth will receive a participatory stipend throughout the year.

Empowering Youth Towards Excellence

Support for youth development activities which will serve youth ages 5-15 through sports training, college awareness activities and visits, intergenerational activities, community service, and weekly educational outings.

Global Kids

Support for Global Kids’ Power of Citizenry college career and readiness program expansion. The program will serve 75 students in 9th and 10th grade at Transit Tech High-School in East New York.

Good Shepherd Services

Support for Good Shepherd Services’ Groundwork for Success College prep program serving over 75 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. Funding will also provide support of Grand Street Settlement’s annual fundraiser, Taste of the Lower East Side.

Grow NYC

Support for a Youthmarket farm stand at Baychester.

Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement/Hands That Make a Difference

Support for the Bradhurst Afterschool Program, which provides general enrichment.

Henry Street Settlement

Support for Henry Street Settlement activities.

Hot Bread Kitchen

Support for HBK’s Bridge training expansion program, which will provide English fluency, digital literacy, professional readiness, and upskilling for at least 100 women. The program will support new members in bridging the gap between their current skills and what they need to succeed in a professional training or setting. Following this investment in basic skills training, participants will then be able to participate in culinary and facility management workforce training opportunities, mentorship access, and job placement. As part of their strategic plan HBK is expanding their services into East New York and will conduct outreach and information sessions with residents of Penn-Wortman and Linden Houses.

Hunters Point Family Inc.

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

International Center of Photography

Support of the International Center of Photography Infinity Awards to fund educational programs, public programs and ICP Talks.

Lucille Rose Day Care

Support for the Arverne View Afterschool Program, which provides general enrichment.

Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity (MEND)

Support for nutrition counseling services and a monthly free fresh food market onsite at the Georgia King Village and Zion Towers from April through September.

Mott Haven Community Fridge

Support of a Community Fridges coalition in the Bronx to address ongoing food security. Funding will support refinement of a software platform that connects volunteers to free produce and food distributions and local fridges; and to establishing new community partnerships.

Newark Community Street Team

Support for the Newark Community Street Team to deliver case management, high-risk intervention services, victims’ services, and other community safety programming for and with residents of Georgia King Village and Zion Towers.

One Hundred Black Men

Support for a pilot music-based mentoring program to provide young musicians music education, business, and entrepreneurship skills. Up to 12 Harlem high school students will participate in bi-weekly sessions.

Project Access Resources Centers

Support for a resident social services coordinator, and afterschool programming for youth at El Rancho Verde.

Project EATS

Support for the relocation of the urban farm at Marcus Garvey Apartments. Funding will also support Project EATS’s Community Health programs in Brownsville. This includes support for the Youth Trainee and Youth Fellowship in community health and farming; outreach and delivery of Community Health programming in Brownsville; the continued engagement of community residents through the farms and distribution programs; and community cohesion strategies including community meals, placemaking, and dialogues. Funding will also provide support for an urban farm at The Crossing in East Harlem and related community programming that engages residents, as well as continued support for the rooftop farm at Essex Crossing that focuses on high-yield production and related community health programming.

Reconnect Brooklyn

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

RISE/Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

Support of the Shore Corps Green Internship, RISE’s signature year-round youth leadership development and service-learning program for high school students of color from low-income Rockaway families. Through a hybrid of hand-on and virtual programming, students enhance their critical thinking and academic skills in preparation for higher education, while working to improve their community and the built and natural environment in the Rockaways.

RiseBoro

Riseboro will receive support for two programs. Funding will provide renewed support to 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. Funding will support Home 4 Good, an eviction prevention and financial literacy program that serves residents across L+M’s portfolio.

Songcatchers

Support for an early education music program that will serve up to 50 youth ages 1 ½ -7, living in or near New Rochelle’s most impoverished neighborhoods. The Childhood Music Program includes an educational Musikgarten® program for children (ages 1½ to 3), Early Violin Program (ages 4-7), and Early Piano Program (ages 6-7). Sessions are held Thursdays-Saturdays. Each child will receive instruction at least one hour a week.

Student Leadership Network

Support for the CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) at the Heritage high school in East Harlem. The CBI provides college awareness, advisement, and prep to 334 students, as well as resources to caregivers and their school counselors.

Tenement Museum

Support for the Tenement Museum’s annual gala.

The Campaign Against Hunger

Support for two youth workforce initiatives; a Green Teen program that will support farming at the Arverne East farm and a Culinary Arts program that will support the Beach Dune café.

The Newark Museum of Art

Support for technology to help implement STEM programs for four schools serving Georgia King Village youth. Funding will provide instruction and tablets for use in the new digital services lab and to support schools that lack access to updated technology.

United Community Corporation

Support for a senior program at Georgia King Village.

YMCA of Greater New York

Support for a wellness initiative that provides subsidized memberships for the Eastchester facility to Baychester residents.

YMCA of Newark and Vicinity

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