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August 2014 Newsletter

New Grants

The full list of grants approved at the June board meeting can be found here.


STUDENTS TEACHING: Our $60,000 grant helps Coro New York Leadership Center train student advisory councils to research education policies and press for solutions. Recently, the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council presented suggestions to Mayor Bill de Blasio and school officials. Photo by Rob Bennett / Mayoral Photography Office


COMMUNITY ANCHOR: North Brooklyn’s St. Nicks Alliance does it all: develops affordable housing, provides child care, and even holds after-school drumming workshops. A grant of $50,000 lets St. Nicks’ create a system to coordinate services for families and track outcomes.

HEALTHY FOOD: With past Trust grants, City Harvest has helped residents in low-income communities eat healthier by giving away tons of fresh, nutritious food at mobile markets, creating community gardens, and revamping bodega and grocery store produce offerings. With a new grant of $100,000, the group will continue this work. Here, produce shelves in a Bedford- Stuyvesant supermarket before and after a makeover and training for its staff.

STOPPING VIOLENCE: Five grants of $35,000 each help community groups expand a program called Cure Violence, which uses former gang members to stop street disputes from escalating into deadly violence. The program is run in public housing developments by Crown Heights Community Mediation Center (shown above), Life Camp, Man Up!, New York City Mission Society, and Save Our Streets South Bronx.

PRESERVING HISTORY AND AFFORDABILITY: Clinton Hill Historic District in Brooklyn is one of 110 areas in the City protected from rampant and out-of-character development. Historic Districts Council will use $60,000 to analyze the effect of historic preservation on the City’s affordable housing.

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