Concrete Safaris

Concrete Safaris
Organization Name:
Concrete Safaris
Primary Address 1:
158 East 115th Street, Suite 144
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
10029
Long Organization Description:

Concrete Safaris provides youth with the experiential education to become environmental leaders and health advocates for themselves and their communities.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(347) 267-2903
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Mac Levine
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone
How often does your organization use social media?:
2-3x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
3,000 Upper Manhattan children will participate annually in a monthly outdoor health leadership training series. Teachers will receive support to become health advocates in the classroom and at our sites.
Community members (approx.):
210
Number of staff/employees:
4
Year Started:
2008
Major Funders:
Levitt Foundation, Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Pinkerton FOundation, Bartlett Tree Experts, BlackRock, Boston Consulting group, CIT
Organization Type:
Community Advocacy, Food Safety, Garden Education, Nutrition Education
About the Organization:
At Concrete Safaris, children as young as age 7 learn to ask their community how they would like to address this serious epidemic by improving how the spaces around their homes and schools are used. They have transformed over a half-acre of NYC Housing Authority property into children’s gardens, testified in support of neighborhood bike lanes, created bike maps for their neighbors to use and taught cycling lessons, and designed an annual obstacle course race and carnival for children and adults.
Latest Project:
We’ll host JungleGym 2016, our 8th birthday party and 3rd annual obstacle race and festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Jefferson Park
Areas Served:
Manhattan
Core Programs:
Active living toolkit, city surfers, green exercise
Major Issues:
Community Advocacy, Community Gardens, Health Disparities (Racial, Economic, Socioeconomic)
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#eastharlem, #leadership, #youth, #fitnessmotivation
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#cooking, #healthyfood, #nyc
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