Brooklyn Insights is a project by the Brooklyn Community Foundation to bring residents, advocates, entrepreneurs, and leaders together to discuss Brooklyn’s future: the pressing needs of our communities, opportunities for change, and strategies for collective action. These conversations are the groundwork for a new, innovative approach to supporting community-led solutions.
Brooklyn Community Foundation is committed to boosting Brooklyn’s capacity to overcome its challenges by building upon our communities’ strengths and experience. Brooklyn Insights will put residents’ voices and ideas at the forefront of our work, injecting diverse perspectives into our grantmaking, community leadership, and community development programs.
From January - June 2014, we utilized an inclusive, multifaceted approach to collecting community views via issue-specific roundtables, meetings with local leaders, and neighborhood dialogues that explored dozens of topics and engaged hundreds of residents. Notes from each meeting were shared on the blog, below, and a comprehensive Final Report was published in October alongside the Foundation’s Next Steps.