Thursday, October 1, 2009

Brooklyn Community Foundation


I spent this morning at a breakfast unveiling the Brookyln Community Foundation, a new organization that seeks to serve as the connective tissue between Brooklyn philanthropists and innovative Brooklyn non-profit organizations. It was an inspiring event in many ways; it certainly tapped into the civic pride I feel for the borough that is home to so many Center for Court Innovation projects (Red Hook Community Justice Center, Brooklyn Mental Health Court, Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, Brooklyn Treatment Court, Brooklyn Domestic Violence Court, etc.). The new foundation chose to share the day's spotlight a handful of Brooklyn-based organizations. One of these was Added Value, a wonderful group founded by two Center for Court Innovation alums, Ian Marvy and Michael Hurwitz.