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Care Packages Made in East Flatbush for the Homeless in the Streets of NYC

Keshia Adams is all about care packages: To provide schools supplies and toys for kids, and toiletries, clothes and uplifting messages for NYC's homeless population Keshia Adams, founder of Lifting You for Tomorrow's Success at Palooza Kitchen, assem

Community Celebrates Dr King's Legacy with 'A Shared Dream' Tribute Concert in Bed-Stuy

"This tribute concert provides a platform for people of all ages to not only be reminded of Dr. King's life and legacy, but to encourage us all to continue to fight for what's right no matter how tough the road ahead may look," said Senator Parker.

Brooklyn Public Library to Open Teen Tech Hub

The new 14600-square feet teen tech center will offers hands-on activities for kids to develop critical digital and multi-media skills while working with state-of-the-art technology.

Just Leadership USA: Fighting the Criminal Justice System from the Inside Out

Just Leadership USA, an organization dedicated to cutting the country's prison population in half, is co-sponsoring a panel at Brooklyn Law School to discuss what closing Rikers Island would mean for Brooklyn Actor & activist, Gbenga Akinnagbe, s

ARTs East New York Launches CivLab Community Project to Transform Success Garden in East NY

CivLab is a community approach to gentrification, rezoning and city planning, aiming to reactive East New York's Success Garden by integrating the arts into civic life Photo credit: GrowNYC.

Local Nonprofit Offers Free SHSAT Prep Courses for Girls of Color

The course prepares girls of color, who are particularly underrepresented in specialized high schools, for the new SHSAT that the NYC Department of Education launched last October. Photo credit: Helicon Inc.

Bklyn Library Seeks Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights Creatives for Artist-in-Residence Program

The four- to ten-week program offers residencies to six to eight local artists from Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights and includes stipends, supplies and studio space Photo credit: Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Public Library , in partnership w

Local Tech Org Fundraises for East NY Kids to See Black Panther

"It is exciting to know that a movie like Black Panther can serve as an inspiration and a symbol of hope for my children," said Janet Huger, principal of East New York Middle School of Excellence.

Bed-Stuy 4th Graders Are Headed off to Medgar Evers College

The young academics of Bed-Stuy's P.S. 5 are participating in the 16-week 'SOAR with STEM' program, a Medgar Evers College Pipeline initiative Seventeen young scholars were send off to Megar Evers College to partake in the 'SOAR with STEM' program.

After 18-Month Renovation, Marcy Library Reopens its Doors to Local Bookworms

While Marcy Library was closed, BPL refreshed and modernized it with paint, new tables, chairs and shelving, computers, enhanced lighting and a modern children's area with an interactive activity wall.