Bridge Street Development Corporation was selected by Citi Foundation as a recipient of the Community Progress Makers initiative, which supports visionary organizations across the U.S. that are working to connect low-income communities and communities of color to greater social and economic opportunity.
The newest cohort of Community Progress Makers includes 50 leading nonprofit organizations selected through a competitive Request for Proposals process, with a strong track record of supporting underserved communities across six U.S. cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C. Along with funding, The Citi Foundation will also provide a supportive learning community through which grantees can connect to share best practices and strengthen their work as social change agents. Technical assistance will also be provided by the Urban Institute to help measure the cohort’s impact and progress.
“Bridge Street Development will proudly use the support provided by Citi Foundation to provide community residents and business owners the opportunity to build their leadership skills in developing, facilitating, and sustaining civic groups that can advocate for systemic change to improve conditions for homeowners, tenants, and minority business owners along the commercial corridors of Central Brooklyn.”
-Oma Holloway, Senior Program Director of Bridge Street Development Corporation.