Dear Neighbor,


Thank you for joining us for another week in review.

The clock is ticking! We kept our promise to make our Community Board application easy and accessible. We digitized the application and made it available in English and Spanish, and encouraged our youth to apply. Thank you for joining us on this journey. We believe that our community boards should look like our communities and we are so excited to see new faces on our Bronx boards. Tomorrow is the last day to apply, click here to submit your application!

For the first time, we are introducing the People’s Choice Award for Bronx Week! We are asking residents to nominate a Bronx educator to be recognized among other Bronx Hall of Fame inductees. Our application is live on

Lastly, the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is still accepting applications! Through this program, participants between ages 14 and 24 can explore different interests and career pathways, develop productive workplace habits, and engage in learning experiences that strengthen their social, civic, and leadership skills. To apply, click here.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 718-590-3500 or email us at


In partnership,

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson


Thank you to everyone who joined us for our incredible Garífuna Celebration at Borough Hall!

Thank you to our honorees for all they have contributed to the Garifuna community and our Bronx community. Your work does not go unnoticed and we are grateful for all that you do.

See you all next year!

Thank you to everyone who attended our College Fair. 

Thank you to Lehman College for hosting us and to our partners for joining us. We are working hard to ensure that our children have all of the resources they need to navigate the college admission process successfully.

Lastly, a huge thank you to the Oyate Group for sponsoring this great event and promoting the Brandon Hendricks 20k Scholarship Fund.

Thank you Monroe College and President Marc Jerome for hosting My Brother’s Keeper and My Sister’s Keeper participants from all over New York City.

Our young men and women deserve to be lifted and encouraged to dream big for themselves and for their communities.