SPC Brooklyn Federal Credit Union 29 Claver Pl, Brooklyn, NY11238 SPC Brooklyn Federal Credit Union is a faith-based community credit union organized by the Roman Catholic Parish of St.…More Martin de Porres. Like other credit unions, SPC leverages the power of member's deposits to fund economic development within the community, and without profits for outside investors motivating decision making. SPC operates by appointment only.
Brownstoners of Bed-Stuy 1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY11216 What started as a small group of friends and neighbors has ballooned into what is now called Brownstoners of…More Bed-Stuy. The members of this civic organization join hands in order to provide community service with a focus on education, housing, community activism and economic development. The ultimate goal is to revitalize the neighborhood.
Central Brooklyn Housing Council 677 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY11216 The Central Brooklyn Housing Council is a community organization working to help small business and upstarts in the…More area. The organization offers numerous types of business services, training, mentoring and networking and helps to nurture entrepreneurial and economic development in the community. Some programs offered include young adult programs, housing care and maintenance, as well as business development programs for women and minority-owned enterprises. The organization also offers various classes, workshops and seminars, including in business planning, computer literacy, bookkeeping, tax planning, budgeting and more. Check the main site for a schedule of classes or for details on programs offered.
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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
Vannguard Urban Improvement Association is a non-profit organization formed in 1971 and incorporated in 1975 to…More provide job skills training and preparation for economically disadvantaged teens and young adults.</p>
<p>Some of its free programs include Progressive Adolescent Vocational Exploration (PAVE) for youth, ages 14-18. PAVE aims to curb high school drop-out rates by developing competencies for alternative career paths and entrepreneurship through computer skills and vocational job training. Other programs include college prep, annual college tours, after school homework assistance, summer day camp and the Youth Employment Program (YEP).</p>
<p>Vannguard has one large meeting space, one community room and a computer room.</p>