Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Grantee Spotlight

Daniel-Joseph Cyan
Communications Intern

Youth Advocacy Corps, a member of the Foundation's Incubator Project, is hosting a youth health summit on Wednesday, August 9th in partnership with Arthur Ashe Institute, BACDYS, Good Sheperd Services, and Protecting the East. I spoke to Janel and Het, the summit's Executive Coordinators about organizing the event and what they're most excited for.

Daniel-Joseph Cyan
Communications Intern

As a Brooklyn Youth Fellow, I got to see one side of grantmaking by helping in the process of creating, reviewing, and accepting applications for the Youth Voice Awards. Now as a Foundation intern, I get to see another important side of grantmaking: going on site visits to see our grantees programming firsthand, starting with El Puente in Bushwick.

Daniel-Joseph Cyan
Communications Intern

Global Action Project (GAP)—an Invest in Youth grantee—is an intersectional youth organizing and activism program that uses media and storytelling to help young people, specifically immigrant and TLGBQ youth, advocate for themselves and their communities. On Monday, June 26th, I attended their End of the Year Screening, where participants showcased the short films they worked on.

Daniel-Joseph Cyan
Communications Intern

This summer, our Communications Intern Daniel-Joseph Cyan is writing about the Foundation's grantees as he experiences their work first-hand.

Neighbors Together takes a multifaceted approach to poverty and hunger relief through its storefront soup kitchen, community center, and social service programs.

Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting BAJI’s comprehensive outreach to Black Muslim immigrants.

Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting AAANY’s advocacy and organizing in Brooklyn’s Muslim immigrant communities.

 

Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all.  

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