At Local Radar, we are committed to serving as a platform to help and get more awareness to our vibrant community. Below are some of the amazing organizations that give so much to the Williamsburg community. If there is a non profit organization in the neighborhood you think we should add, feel free to email us at Community@LocalRadar.co.
El Puente was founded in 1982 by Luis Garden Acosta who called together church leaders, artists, educators, health providers, and other community activists to stop the epidemic wave of violence in the Southside community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
In over three decades, El Puente has accomplished numerous headline initiatives while pioneering a national model for youth development within the context of overall community development. Grounded in a holistic approach to leadership development for young people and their families, El Puente bridges the worlds of health, education, and the arts with activism and community empowerment.
For more information on El Puente programs and how you could get involved visit them online at elpuente.us, in person at 211 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY or by phone at 718-387-0404
THE FIREHOUSE: NORTH BROOKLYN COMMUNITY CENTER:
The Firehouse aims to provide:
• A permanent home for Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) and the People’s Firehouse, Inc. (PFI) to continue providing leadership, advocacy and direct services to Williamsburg and Greenpoint
• A ground floor exhibition space for local cultural and arts organizations as well as much needed community meeting space to foster dialogue on important neighborhood issues and help in organizing and educational efforts
• Affordable, quality office and meeting space for community organizations that share the mission and commitment of NAG and PFI
• Commemorate FDNY Company #212 and other local history
For more information on The Firehouse programs and how you could get involved visit them online at www.thefirehousebk.org.