Extreme Kids and Crew


Please join us for a cocktail party at the home of Jeremy Armstrong and Maria Rivera, two of our dear friends and great supporters of Extreme Kids.


Jeremy is a builder with Two Trees Management and Maria is a property manager. Together, they live in Red Hook with their two children, Jackson and Celeste. They kindly offer their home for a festive gathering and an opportunity to learn more about Extreme Kids.

Have a friend who's interested in learning more?
We'd love to meet them!

please rsvp by email or phone by September 30th

Gowanus Canal Conservancy - Annual Meeting - NOVEMBER 8, 2018 @ 6:30PM — 10:00PM


Annual Meeting

NOVEMBER 8, 2018 @ 6:30PM — 10:00PM

Join staff, members, and volunteers for a Gowanus-filled evening! Come to hear everything we've accomplished this past year! This year's Annual Meeting is generously sponsored by Pilot Real Estate Group & Horrigan Development.

Here is a link with more information and to RSVP: https://gowanuscanalconservancy.networkforgood.com/events/8048-annual-meeting

COCKTAILS! Sept 17, 2018 Learn what's new with ALLINBKLYN grantee - BCF's Immigrant Rights Fund


The Brooklyn Community Foundation is extending an invitation to Allinbklyn members and their guests for an evening of Cocktails & Community hosted by  Brooklyn Community Foundation Donor Advisors and friends of the Foundation- Mamie Kanfer Stewart and Justin Stewart- on September 17th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Invitees will have the opportunity to learn more about BCF's work, hear from New York Immigration Coalition- one of BCF's Immigrant Rights Fund grantees, and mix with fellow Brooklynites who care deeply about our borough.

"For the past eight years, we've enjoyed all the incredible richness that Brooklyn offers its residents. But as a borough, we also have many challenges from education to immigration to racial and economic justice and beyond. We are dedicated to helping solve these challenges by working with Brooklyn Community Foundation.”     -Mamie and Justin

If interested, kindly RSVP to Jenny at jwalski@bcfny.org.


EMMA'S TORCH - Fundraiser and Graduation - JUNE 7


Please join Emma’s Torch celebrating the official opening of the restaurant as well as the graduation of the first students trained in our permanent space.     

Since we are having only one seating ( 30 people), we are asking that you pre-purchase your seats. You can purchase your tickets here. 75% of the ticket price is considered a tax-deductible donation, which helps fund our life changing programs.

Appetizers will begin at 6 pm, and we are thrilled to be able to share our students' delicious skills with you in this four course culinary experience. 

APRIL 19 - Cocktail Fundraiser for SLP:  Ask the Young, They Know Everything



APRIL 19 - Cocktail Fundraiser for SLP: 
Ask the Young, They Know Everything

by The Service Learning Project (SLP)

Thursday,, April 19, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Ticket Price $100

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Join us for a night to celebrate SLP's continued growth in Brooklyn! All proceeds will be used to bring SLP's Residency Program to schools in under-served Brooklyn neighborhoods.


2018 Honorees:

Civic HeroNikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning investigative journalist and 2017 MacArthur Genius

Change AgentNationSwell, a leading social impact media company dedicated to powering solutions and innovations to move the U.S. forward

UpstanderJebh Hamal, Muslim American activist

Special musical guest: The amazing Jill Sobule


Emcee: Lucinda Rosenfeld, author of CLASS


Hosted by the SLP Benefit Committee:

Brandi Barber & Anthony Katagas

Gaby Basora

Elyse Cheney & Jeb Brown

Rachel Cohen & Al Smith

Katie Fallow

Kara Gilmour

Liz Goodman & Dave Brown

Lisa Kopel

Carolyn Levine

Rachel Lipson

Christiane Mack

David Mickenberg

Becky Mode & Chris Erikson

Leona Naess

Sally & Bob Pitofsky

Betsy Reed

Lisa Roth

Joanie Smith

Ali Tenenbaum & David Bensinger



No Refunds

BWI - Gala June 14, 2018


THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2018 6:00 – 9:00 PM

501Union in Brooklyn, NY
(Union St, between Bond & Nevins)


Please join us in for Brooklyn Workforce Innovations’ (BWI) annual Gala in Gotham. Together—as individual supporters, local businesses, community partners, and program alumni—we will celebrate our mission to prepare New Yorkers in need for growing, family-sustaining careers. From enrollment and wrap-around services, to graduation and job placement support, BWI provides hope and opportunity for hundreds of people every year.

This fun event will feature jazz-age drinks and delicious hors d’oeuvres, as well as the occasion to learn more about the work BWI does and network with over 200 of our business and charity partners. We hope you can join us in celebrating the important role our programs play on the path out of poverty and our partners who make our work possible!


Catalytic PartnerBRIC Arts Media

Outstanding EmployerBarronarts

Outstanding EmployerReliant Transportation


For our fifth annual Gala in Gotham, please consider becoming a sponsor (PDF) for this important event. This is an opportunity to be recognized for your commitment to fighting poverty. Each sponsorship directly supports BWI’s effective job training and placement programs that are empowering the city’s most vulnerable communities by creating new possibilities for career success.

BUY TICKETS HERE:  https://bwiny.org/gala/

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY


Court Watch NYC: Transparency, Accountability and Community Engagement

Over the last few months we have seen some important developments in the bail landscape:  Governor Cuomo proposed a series of criminal justice reform measures, including bail reform; the District Attorneys in Brooklyn and Manhattan announced new guidelines whereby their offices will no longer request that bail be set in most misdemeanor and violation cases; and  NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report detailing the economic harm caused by bail, bail bonds and the criminal legal system, and calling for the elimination of the commercial bail bond industry in NYC.

Yet bail continues to imprison low-income New Yorkers, with the impact falling most heavily on communities of color.

Since the Governor’s and DAs’ announcements in January, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund has paid bail for hundreds of individuals accused of misdemeanors, men and women who would have been imprisoned for their poverty alone.

Because we know from experience that transparency and accountability drive true change, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund along with VOCAL-NY and 5 Boro Defenders has launched Court Watch NYC, a community-driven movement that will hold our DAs accountable to their promises to reduce inequality and unnecessary incarceration in our city’s criminal legal system.

Get Involved - Become a Court Watch Volunteer

Court Watch volunteers are the eyes and ears of accountability in New York City courtrooms, collecting real-time data on what is actually happening in courtrooms; capturing the narratives not reflected in official accounts; fostering intentional communit presence n the courtroom to shift court practices and culture; and contributing to th accountability movement in the courtroom and in the community.

●        As a volunteer Court Watcher, attend arraignments in Brooklyn and Manhattan and record the cases and outcomes they observe in the courtroom.

●        As a volunteer member of the Data Team, enter data Court Watchers have collected; analyze data for key themes; compare qualitative and quantitative data; and contribute findings to the weekly blog posts.

You can learn more or become a Court Watch NYC by checking out this link. Thank you for joining us in the fight for true reform.


Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

The Brooklyn Community Bail Fund pays bail for New Yorkers who can’t afford even modest amounts, and who would be jailed or forced to plead guilty just to go home.

The Fund partners with every public defender agency in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. We also work with reentry specialists and social service providers to connect clients in need with resources in the areas of employment, education, housing and counseling.

We work with allies here in New York and across the country in the fight to end cash bail. Ours is a radical intervention in a system that treats people differently based on wealth, skin color and influence. We’re challenging the criminalization of race and poverty, the practice of putting a price on fundamental rights, and the persistent myth that bail is a necessary element of the justice system.