Panel Moderator Monroe France

Participants joined Panel Moderator Monroe France, Assistant Vice President for Student Diversity and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education & Programs at New York University, and a panel of distinguished guests for a discussion on some of the core issues facing Brooklyn's underserved communities and how you can get involved and take action.

panel participants

Matt Cowan

Matt Cowan
NYC Program Director, iMentor

Cindy Greenberg

Cindy Greenberg
Director, Repair the World New York City

Mark Winston Griffith

Mark Winston Griffith
Executive Director, Brooklyn Movement Center

Dr. Melony Samuels

Dr. Melony Samuels
Founder and Executive Director, Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger

Eva Vega-Olds

Eva Vega-Olds
Assistant Director of Civil Rights Division, Anti-Defamation League

Event Timeline

Networking and Access to Community Engagement Hub

5:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

6:00 p.m.

Networking / Refreshments and Access to Community Engagement Hub

7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Community Engagement Hub

The Community Engagement Summit brought together over 20 community-based organizations working in poor and low-income neighborhoods to share their mission, programs and services with the greater and rapidly changing Brooklyn community. In addition to featuring an impressive group of panelists who educated and inspired attendees, the Summit included the Community Engagement Hub, a tabling opportunity where attendees and non-profits connected.

Participating Organizations

Black Women's Blueprint Crown Heights Community Mediation Center Dare 2 Dream Leaders iMentor
Mythic Bridge Save Our Streets Crown Heights Saint John's Breand and Life Repair the World
Arts East New York Brooklyn Movement Center Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger Make the Road NY
That Suits You Nontraditional Employment for Women Digital Girl, Inc. Neighbors Together
Power of 2 The Diamond Club Citizens Committee for New York City Defy Ventures
Diaspora Community Services Heights and Hills Rebuilding Together New York City 826 NYC


Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City


BRIC Arts Media

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