What We Are Doing
SHARING OUR P-EBT TO GET FOOD TO VULNERABLE NEIGHBORS
New York families will be receiving a NYS EBT card with $420 for each public school student to compensate for the lack of free school lunches since April. Many families may not need some or all of the money on the card, so One Community is asking for cash contributions to be made to support our on-going food access operation.
With the help of many volunteers and food donations, we are able to deliver groceries to over 1,100 low income households, homebound seniors, and other vulnerable people who cannot safely shop for themselves. However, money is still needed for packaging, PPE, cleaning supplies, and equipment.
If you are able, we ask that you use your card to buy your regular groceries, and then contribute as much of $420 that your family thinks is appropriate. Your $420 will enable us to provide 2,625 meals a week, and $100 provides 625 meals. If you are not receiving a P-EBT card, please consider donating as well.
Any gift will have a real impact.
OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE
With the most vulnerable people urged not to go out, even for groceries, many of our neighbors do not have a safe way to get food. In response, One Community organized a coalition of 22 partner organizations to distribute groceries. Each week over 60 volunteers bring food to seniors and other vulnerable people who live in public housing and other low-income housing.
The 209 households served on March 27 has grown to 1,000.
Major funding provided by New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, the Robin Hood Foundation, Brooklyn for Life!, Curtis Cravens, MADDD Equities, the Society for Clinton Hill, Peter Grossman and Sarah Weir and James Cohan.
Learn the skills to get a well-paying union job as a Citi Bike mechanic
Graduates of Bike Path 1 and instructor Eric Richardson – June 28, 2019
One Community recruits and supports Fort Greene/Clinton Hill justice-involved people, veterans and non-college-bound young people to be trained by Recycle-A-Bicycle program of Bike New York.
Women and gender non-conforming people are especially encouraged to apply.
60 mechanics trained per year
Pratt Institute donates bikes abandoned on campus
Sustaining support from Council Majority Leader and The City of New York. Initial support from Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo and The City of New York through the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project.
Homeless shelter residents care for Fort Greene Park
A partnership of the Institute for Community Living, the Fort Greene Parks Conservatory and
the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, organized by One Community
PRATT McKINNEY TRAILBLAZERS
20 middle school students from the Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School for the Arts are special guests at Pratt Institute’s annual Research Open House.
The Trailblazers are guided through Pratt student and faculty’s cutting-edge work in robotics, visual reality, augmented reality, sustainability, fashion, graphic design, architecture, art, urban planning etc., and attend a special luncheon. They receive certificates recognizing them as Pratt McKinney Trailblazers, confirming that they are “college material.”
In addition to academic achievement, the McKinney students are chosen for attendance, effort, contributions to the school or larger community, overcoming a personal challenge, athletic achievement, and other triumphs so all can aspire to be Pratt McKinney Trailblazers.
Program designed by One Community
Arrival – trepidation
One day of college complete – celebration!