Brownsville, Moving Forward

We love this recent article challenging the typical deficit portrayal of Brownsville, a Brooklyn neighborhood home to more than 58,000 residents, with close to 30% under the age of 18.  When Brownsville is covered by the media, the subject is typically crime, poverty, and crisis. But this piece highlights the work of a few native New Yorkers who have returned to their childhood neighborhood to open new businesses intended to benefit Brownsville residents. Their innovation and energy reminds us of the amazing teachers, staff, and students at one of SLP’s partner schools, PS 446, where 50 third graders are heading into the final weeks of our Residency Program.