The more we know about the adolescent brain, the more we understand how hard it is for young people to assess risk, problem-solve, and control their impulses. It is no wonder that this stage of brain development puts young people in a world of trouble on a regular basis.
- RT @GrantCraft: ❤️ Awesome initiative and #youth #leadership from all sides. https://t.co/aij5EFlYyq @BklynFoundation #race #policing 2 days 9 hours ago
- RT @UYC_YouthPower: NYC bans suspensions for K-2nd grade. Great step but our work to end #school2prison not done https://t.co/LFQWwUdAPu https://t.co/qxz3O0mSTS 2 days 12 hours ago
- Our #InvestinYouth grantee @JustLeadersUSA working to #CloseRikers, focusing on immediate removal of 16 + 17 y.o's: https://t.co/SQwAwt8tDc 2 days 12 hours ago
How are you spending your summer vacation?
In response to the unceasing assaults on black women and men across our country, Brooklyn Community Foundation invited all of our grantees to join in a circle for reflection last Friday morning.
The Mohbat Prize for Writing, supported through the Joseph E. Mohbat Fund, recognizes a talented Brooklyn high school senior.
We’re excited to see national attention for our work so early on, and look forward to sharing our progress more fully in the coming months and years.
While GOS may be music to many nonprofits’ ears, for a lot of donors and philanthropists it’s not necessarily a familiar concept.
Congratulations to Anurag Gupta of Be More America!
The applicant pool for the inaugural Spark Prize is a dynamic mix of organizations representing the diversity, history, and depth of our borough’s nonprofit sector. Here are some highlights.
The visit was a valuable opportunity to see restorative practices first-hand, talk with school leaders, and experience the transformational power of Restorative Justice.
Like many nonprofits, we rely on the generosity of for-profit institutions’ pro bono support.
Last night we welcomed members of our inaugural Spark Prize Committee to Crown Heights to celebrate the exciting launch of this first-of-its-kind honor for Brooklyn nonprofits.
In this blog, Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project evaulator Anne Gregory shares lessons from her previous research and why they're critical to our success with the Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.
Suzanne Hitchman, Restorative Practices Coordinator at Ebbets Field Middle School in Crown Heights, shares insights from the early stages of implementation through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.
Last Friday night, Brooklyn Community Foundation played proud host to the first-ever Youth Voice Awards—a celebration of youth-led grantmaking.
Executive Directors of Brooklyn nonprofits are invited to sign up for one or more introductory breakfast meetings.
Application Clinics will take place on Monday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 17th.
Today, we are pleased to announce Brooklyn Community Foundation's inaugural Spark Prize for Brooklyn nonprofits.
With Tax Day just around the corner, The Non-Profit Times reports on a new study that reveals most donors don't know about or take advantage of the many non-cash charitable resources available to them that can help them better support the charities they love.
Guest blogger Skye Roper-Moses from New York Peace Institute writes about the way she's working with students, teachers, and staff at Rachel Carson High School in Coney Island to create a Restorative Justice program molded to their individual needs.
Guest blogger Ashley Ellis from Good Shepherd Services writes about their holistic, racially just approach to changing culture and discipline at The School for Democracy and Leadership.
Guest blogger Nicole Lavonne Smith from Sweet River Consulting shares their approach to Restorative Justice and how they're helping to build a new model for school discipline through our Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project.
Last year we launched an ambitious leadership initiative to change the way children are disciplined in our schools.
We're recruiting Brooklyn nonprofits for our Board Matchmaking Mixer on April 19.
The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education, a donor advised fund, provides grants of up to $500 to middle and high school teachers.
It's March Madness at Brooklyn Community Foundation!
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At Brooklyn Community Foundation, we believe that residents of Brooklyn, those directly affected by the challenges, hold the wisdom, the ideas, and the power to transform them too.