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New York Jets football players Jeremy Clark, Dakota Dozier, Jalin Marshall, Brandon Shell, Eric Tomlinson and Brent Qvale personally shopped with the thrilled kids from Brooklyn Community Services Generation Jets Academy. The children were winners of the education and sports Play 60 Challenge. NYPD officers from Brooklyn’s 75th Precinct helped the students at the shopping spree. - January 04, 2018
Marla Simpson, President and Executive Director of Brooklyn Community Services (BCS), will receive the Human Services Council’s Leaders of Influence Award at the HSC 22nd Annual Leadership Awards Reception - December 10, 2017
Brooklyn Community Services is One of Three Nonprofits Honored for Excellence in Nonprofit Management with the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award presented by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC). - November 29, 2017
Brooklyn Community Services’ Fatherhood Program held its first “Barbershop Dad Talk” at Timbuktu Hair Care in Coney Island on November 16. The barbershop event gave non-custodial fathers the opportunity to talk about the challenges of parenthood in a casual setting. - November 17, 2017
Brooklyn Community Services’ Transitional Living Community Women’s Shelter hosted a talk with Toyin Dong, daughter of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer Estelle Bennett of Ronettes on “Growing Up with a Mother Affected by Mental Illness.” Ronettes were famous, glamorous girl group with mega music hit “Be My Baby,” who toured with the Rolling Stones and the Beatles during the 1960s. - November 09, 2017
Brooklyn Community Services Employment Partners Home Goods, Damascus Bakery and Major Shade will be honored by the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and ACCES-VR, New York State Education Department on October 30. The companies were nominated by BCS for successfully employing BCS clients with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and mental illness. - October 25, 2017
Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser to Support BCS’s Programs and Services to Uplift People Living in Poverty. Workout Routines with ONE BK Unite Fitness Ambassador Scott "BurnHard" Bernard and his Partner Hurricane. There are Prizes, Face Painting, and Dog Walking. - September 02, 2017
Free Onsite Registration for the Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest is Open to Amateur and Semi-Professional Sand Sculpting Artists of All Ages. Presented by Neptune/Sixth in Partnership with Brooklyn Community Services, Astella Development Corp and Alliance for Coney Island. - August 18, 2017
Brooklyn Community Services Kicks-Off Fifth Annual Spring into Action. Public is invited to join a growing movement to Unite ONE Brooklyn Community through volunteer service. There’s over 20 interactive and educational volunteer projects including: gardening, neighborhood beautification, park & beach clean-up, reading to children, mentoring youth, financial literacy, physical fitness, pop-up thrift shop, immigration forum, police & sports, bowling and yoga. - March 25, 2017
The Brooklyn Community Services “Youth Action Summit” Spotlights concerns of youth living in Brooklyn’s low-income neighborhoods with moderator and keynote: C. Nicole Mason, PhD, Policy Expert and Educator and panelists including: Bill Chong, Commissioner of NYC Youth & Community Development; Marlon Peterson, Criminal Justice Advocate and Kaberi Banerjee Murthy, Brooklyn Community Foundation. There will be a resource hub with 23 Brooklyn youth-based nonprofits with materials and opportunities. - February 26, 2017
The Speaker's Bureau at Brooklyn Community Services Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service celebrates 4th Anniversary motivating at-risk transfer students. The speakers are Brooklyn notables who have overcome obstacles and hardships in their life to get where they are. They share advice with students on how to achieve over adversity. - November 17, 2016
Since 1913, Brooklyn Community Services has had training programs for workers with disabilities. At BCS Workforce Development, people with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and mental illness have many career opportunities. Skills training and job placement is conducted for careers in retail specialist, custodial technician, food services, shipping and receiving, clerical/office skills and messenger services. - October 29, 2016
Brooklynites Dane DeHaan (Green Goblin in "Amazing Spider-Man 2") and Anna Wood (star of CBS "Reckless") are inviting the public to walk in Prospect Park on September 25 with ONE BK UNITE to support Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) programs that assist Brooklyn residents in poor and low income neighborhoods. The ONE BK UNITE walk is part of the BCS 150th anniversary celebration. - September 24, 2016
I AM ART is hosted by hip-hop’s legendary Fab 5 Freddy and Ralph McDaniels with performances by Les Nubians & LionBabe. Celebration of urban and artistic culture features artists like BK The Artist, John Born, Kennedy Yanko, Jay West & more. There are special creative events for youth. IAMART NYC debuts in Brooklyn’s dynamic Industry City—The Hub for Creativity and Art. - August 17, 2016
Carla Hall, ABC's "The Chew," was emcee for Brooklyn Community Services 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Gala. Honorees included Brooklyn trailblazers: philanthropists and long-time BCS supporters Charles J. and Irene Hamm, NYC First Lady and mental health care activist Chirlane McCray and builder and corporate leader Forest City Ratner Companies' Bruce C. Ratner and MaryAnne Gilmartin - June 17, 2016
Brooklyn Community Services "Spring into Action" Volunteers Assisted in 20 Impactful and Educational Projects--Gardening, Reading, Workforce Development, Mentoring, Wellness, Bowling and a Pop-Up Thrift Shop in Brooklyn Neighborhoods Including Bedford-Stuyvesant, Coney Island and East New York - April 18, 2016
"Brooklyn Stand Up! Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness" panel presentation and Mental Health Resource Hub will be held at St. Francis College. Experts will discuss symptoms, treatment and resources for people living with a mental illness; in addition share advice for friends and family members of someone with a mental illness. The Resource Hub includes information on holistic methods in modifying stress: yoga, gardening, exercise, diet and more. - March 25, 2016
Jennifer Daniel’s presentation on self-empowerment through proms inspired students at the Leadership Speakers Bureau program at BCS Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service. It is a transfer high school for over-age, under-credited youth ages 16-21. Since she founded Princess Chambers in 2009, over 750 low-income teen girls have received prom gowns, outfits and self-esteem mentoring. - March 10, 2016
Brooklyn Community Services Outreaches to Coney Island’s First Generation Immigrant Youth Ages 14 - 18 to Join Youth Stand: Coney Island (YSCI) -- A Career, Education and Empowerment Program - December 16, 2015
Over 20 Brooklyn nonprofit organizations will participate. The “Community Engagement Summit” includes a panel discussion on strategies to be an effective volunteer in the “New” Brooklyn. Also, a Community Engagement Hub for volunteers to network with nonprofits. The summit will be held at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. It's free to the public. - November 27, 2015
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