As it did last year with Lutheran Family Health Centers in Sunset Park, the Center for the Study of Brooklyn is partnering with CAMBA in Flatbush, one of 15 organizations nationally to receive a Promise Neighborhood grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which provides a year of planning, analysis and project development to help improve the educational and developmental outcomes of local children. As a community partner of CAMBA, the Center for the Study of Brooklyn will facilitate a community assets and needs assessment, and produce supporting data analyses and reports- including graphical and mapping presentations where relevant- to ensure that children and their families in the neighborhood have access to a continuum of solutions that improve educational and developmental outcomes.
Click here to view a Power Point presentation given by the Center for the Study of Brooklyn at the February 14th Community Partners Meeting about the Community Assets and Needs Assessment."The Center for the Study of Brooklyn has been an invaluable partner in CAMBA's efforts to build a coalition of stakeholders dedicated to strengthening the Flatbush community in Central Brooklyn. The Center provides CAMBA with access to, and expert analysis of, planning data that would otherwise be unavailable. This support was essential to our successful effort to bring a $500,000 Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant from the United States Department of Education to the community. The Center has also provided us with key data analyses for numerous funding proposals that have directly benefited residents across the borough. I do not know what we would do without them." - Joanne Oplustil, Executive Director, CAMBA