The Academy of Business and Community Development (ABCD) is an all-boys college preparatory school serving students…More grades 6 - 12. The school's principal is Simone McIntosh.
The academic focus of ABCD is business, economics and community service. The school's mentorship program partners with Medgar Evers College's School of Business, and students learn community service through a Youth Service Club, in a partnership with New York Cares. ABCD shares the first floor of its campus with Leadership Prep, a charter school for grades K - 5.
ABCD offers basketball, swimming, track, a chess club, a writing society and an entrepreneurship group. The building's basement houses a citywide student suspension site from 9am - 5pm.
In 1964, Senator Jacob Javitz, Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Mayor John Lindsay sponsored the Special Impact Program,…More an ammendment to the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. This community development plan in 1967 birthed the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the first and now oldest community development corporation in the country.
The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation today sponsors an array of community development programs, including mixed-income housing rental and ownership, energy conservation, college preparation and job placement, youth development, financial literacy and planning, entrepreneur education and micro lending.
In addition, the Corporation owns and manages Restoration Plaza. Formerly an abandoned milk bottling plant, Restoration Plaza today is home to the Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation, Billie Holiday Theatre, Youth Arts Academy, College of New Rochelle, Skylight Gallery and a number of other small retail businesses and restaurants. Also, there is a community large community meeting room available for rental.
Leadership Prep Charter School 141 Macon Street, Brooklyn, NY11216 Leadership Prep Charter School was founded in 2005 as a college preparatory school for students in kindergarten through…More eighth grade. The school will add a grade each year as the students move up and it takes in new kindergartners. Leadership Prep is a part of the Uncommon Schools network of schools, which was featured in the May 2, 2010, Sunday New York Times as an example of successful "top-flight" charter schools. The school shares a campus on the first floor with M.S./H.S. 336, The Academy of Business and Community Development. Leadership Prep does not offer a consistent program of extracurricular activities, emphasizing, instead, a focus on academic rigor. The building's basement houses a city wide student suspension site, from 9:00am - 5:00pm. The school's principle is Sultana Noor-Muhammad.