Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

by Leah Butz
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
625 Jamaica Avenue
Phone Number
(718) 647-2800
Director, Manager or CEO
Michelle Neugebauer
Mission Statement
To build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills and East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.
Number of staff/employees
Year Started
Latest Projects
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Interesting Fact
CHLDC manages two fresh food markets - the Friday Youthmarket and the Tuesday Pitkin Verde Farmer's Market. These markets are affordable and provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables at their prime, when they are the tastiest and most nutritious. Both markets feature weekly healthy cooking demonstrations, nutritional information, and youth programming. Both markets accept cash, debit, credit, and EBT. They distribute $2 Health Bucks for every $5 spent using EBT and to each participant who attends a cooking class or nutrition workshop.
Areas Served
Core Programs
Career & Education (Learn English; get a GED, Job, Internship, or training in Carpentry or Logistics; Hire for My Business)
College Success (Help with young adults and high school students apply to and enter college, and succeed once they are there: Go to College and Plan Financially for My Child to Attend College)
Community Development (increase affordable housing and make the community healthier and energy efficient: Find Space for My Business; Eat Healthier; Save Money on Energy Bills; Start a Community Garden; Find Housing)
Youth & Family Services (provide to youth fun, safe recreational activities, help to reach educational and employment gals, develop as community members: Find After School Programming; Find Summer Camp Programming; Get Help Choosing a High School; Find Family Counseling; Enroll in Exercise & Recreational Classes)
Community Organizing (Empower residents and community leaders in issues that impact their lives: Get Help with my Current Housing Problem; Form a Tenant Association; Register to Vote)
Housing Counseling (Help residents purchase their first home, assist homeowners in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure and provide financial literacy counseling: Fix Up My Home; Avoid Foreclosure)
Major Issues
Community Advocacy, Community Gardens, Nutrition Education (Children/Youth)
Frequently used hashtags
#collegeaccessforall #lightsonafterschool #visionzero#communitygardens #communitiesforhealthyfood #brooklyn
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