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Brownsville Partnership Inc

Joined in January 2020

About Us

The Brownsville Partnership convenes community stakeholders to harness their collective power to advance the health, safety, and prosperity of the storied Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. Over more than a decade, residents, not for profits, government, local business, and philanthropy have come together to work collectively on priorities set by Brownsville families. In 2019, the Brownsville Partnership began transitioning from a project incubated within Community Solutions to become a separate, affiliated not for profit.

More than 50 organizations have been part of the journey thus far— many of them founded by Brownsville residents, others that have brought essential resources— illustrating the wealth of talent, initiative, and commitment that the neighborhood holds. 

The Partnership supports the implementation of the Brownsville Plan, a collective strategy for the equitable development of the neighborhood, through the lens of health, housing, and economic mobility.

Current collaborative initiatives include:

  • United for Brownsville, a partnership with SCO Family of Services, convenes a team of Brownsville parents, grandparents, and not for profit, government, academic, and human services leaders to bring equity to the early childhood system and measurably improve social-emotional learning and language development for neighborhood 0-3 year olds.
  • The Greg Jackson Center for Brownsville is a neighborhood hub and problem-solving space for organizations and residents working to strengthen Brownsville. It is named for the Partnership’s founding director, the late Greg Jackson, a Brownsville native and its most committed booster. 
  • The Brownsville Neighborhood Empowerment Network is implementing a community-led vision for the equitable development of Brownsville through the creation of a new Community Land Trust (BVCLT). The BVCLT will develop and preserve permanently affordable housing for low income households as well as vibrant public spaces, and assure that residents have power to shape the future of their neighborhood.
  • Championing the Future of Public Housing in Brownsville by working with residents to develop actionable solutions for the preservation, full improvement, and long term affordability of Brownsville’s 10,000 public housing apartments.
  • Increase access to permanent housing for vulnerable populations through the sponsorship of new housing models that incorporate the active use of the ground- floor space for commercial and community uses.

The Brownsville Partnership convenes community stakeholders to harness their collective power to advance the health, safety, and prosperity of the storied Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. Over more than a decade, residents, not for…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Financial Literacy & Personal Finance
  • Housing & Homelessness

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