Mission: To bring communities together around the dinner table by building a local food network that enhances the health of our culture, our people and our environment.
The Boro Park Jewish Community Council (BPJCC) was formed in 1997 to address the urgent social services needs of individuals and families residing in Boro Park. To that end the BPJCC presently operates a wide array of social services and programs to assist clients in obtaining government benefits and entitlements with the dual goal of providing immediate relief and simultaneously directing them towards a path of self-sufficiency and independence.
The Mission of the AME Church is to minister to the social, spiritual, and physical development of all people.
The mission of Bridging Access To Care, Inc (“BAC”) is to reduce the incidence of HIV in Brooklyn through information and education to ensure that the message reaches the most vulnerable individuals. The corporation primarily provides preventative, educational and direct services to the general population of the borough of Brooklyn and to people with AIDS and their families.
For the Health of the Planet, we seek to improve the environmental impact of the food supply chain.
Mission: To respond compassionately and practically to human need through servanthood by providing Counsel, Information, Access to Resources, and Academic Support to youth so as to increase the quality of life of families within the North East Bronx and the community at large.
Bronx CookSpace is operated by WHEDco, a nonprofit community development organization that believes all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities. WHEDco provides resources that help South Bronx neighborhoods thrive: from high-quality early childhood education to commercial revitalization. Learn more at http://whedco.org/bronx-cookspace.
Our work is threefold: we are trainers in urban horticulture; partners on Bronx greening projects, most often in community gardens and urban farms; and a conduit for bringing people and resources together to bring these projects to fruition. We create and redevelop urban green space. We teach people of all ages how to care for urban land and grow food with limited resources. We partner with local individuals, groups, and institutions to further community gardening efforts.
Mission: To improve access to high quality, patient-centered primary health care targeted to the needs of medically underserved communities.
For over 120 years, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center has provided quality health care to those in need. Today, Bronx-Lebanon is the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health care system serving the South and Central Bronx, with 972 beds at two major hospital divisions, comprehensive psychiatric and chemical dependency programs, two specialized long-term care facilities, and an extensive BronxCare Network of medical practices, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center, that provides more than 1.1 million visits annually. Bronx-Lebanon is now among the largest providers of outpatient services in New York City, and its ER is responding to 140,000 visits, one of the busiest in New York. Its outpatient practices are also certified as a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home (the highest designation) by the National Center for Quality Assurance.