Jocelynne Rainey, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, says the foundation's Invest in Youth initiative is making long-term investments in Brooklyn's youth.
"These long-term investments are amplifying the power of youth voices and the leadership of young people as key players in building a fair and just future for Brooklyn," she says, per the New York Daily News.
The foundation has distributed $2.5 million in grants to 56 youth-serving organizations since 2015, and in 2022, 80% of grant recipients are led by people of color, 54% are Black-led, and 75% of recipients' budgets are under $2 million, the Daily News reports.
"These long-term investments are amplifying the power of youth voices and the leadership of young people as key players in building a fair and just future for Brooklyn," Rainey says.
Among the organizations receiving grants this year: Day One New York for programs to end dating abuse and intimate partner violence; First Tech Fund for programs to close the digital divide for low-income high schoolers;GrowHouse NYC for arts and activism programming that connects young Black creatives and activists to older artists for support and mentorship; and Health and Education Alternatives for Teens for LGBTQ+ youth of color. Read the Entire Article
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