Communicate - Mobilize - March v.4

These posts help organizations be informed and engaged with and hear about ways to support their neighborhoods.  If you have an event or initiative that you want promoted through future posts email the info HERE


Help Decide How Money Gets Spent in your Community


Residents have come together in small groups to brainstorm and develop 19 great projects for this year's Participatory Budgeting.   Some of the projects you can vote on include this innovative way to care for the homeless through CHIPS in Brooklyn. Councilman Brad Lander also has a great site with information and opportunities in relation to this initiative.  The PBNYC vote week will run from March 25th through April 2nd. 

Bless Families in Need This Easter

Easter is just a few weeks away and with that CRU Inner City invites people to come and help decorate and fill bags filled with candy and resources then distributed through partner organizations — hundreds of inner-city churches and neighborhood missions — in some of the cities most difficult neighborhoods.  This is a great opportunity for individuals and families to come and serve with many from around the city, but spots fill up FAST, so sign up NOW

Spring cleaning and service through BCS

Spring into Action is the signature volunteer initiative of Brooklyn Community Services (BCS). Now in its 5th year, Spring into Action has galvanized over 1,000 volunteers. This year, they are offering more than 20 service opportunities, including reading programs, bowling nights and clean-up projects blessing and serving many of Brooklyn’s low-income and under-served neighborhoods.   For more information about Spring into Action, please email us at

supporting local schools through painting murals


School Murals by Thrive Collective creates public art that transforms public schools into centers of creative collaboration and change. They raise the bar of possibility as students, faculty, families, and artists conceive and execute a shared vision, together. Their permanence serves as a continuing reminder of what’s possible when communities and schools partner for sustainable change.  Volunteers empower students to create masterpiece lives as they beautify the world around them. Our collaborative teams embrace student-led public art as a vehicle for awareness, change, and wrap-around supports necessary for all NYC students and schools to thrive — without exception or condition.  You can volunteer to help at one of their city-wide locations HERE [including PS 282, Grand Street Campus, Fort Hamilton HS and High School Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn]

organize and advocate around immigration and housing justice

The Carroll Gardens Association provides a number of events, trainings and meetings for residents including...

  • Southwest Brooklyn Tenant Union monthly meeting (flyer attached) Tenants and allies organizing for housing justice in Southwest Brooklyn - Call Mimi at 718-243-9301 for more information
  • Resident Empowerment Training - A free 6 week community organizing training series for people who live and work in Southwest Brooklyn.  Register with Tevina Willis or call 347-469-3261

For more information or questions about things coming up or to find out more about what The Carroll Gardens Association does call Ben at 917-225-9988 or email him