New York Women’s Foundation Celebrates 25 years of Giving: Brooklyn Review

The New York Women’s Foundation and the Circle of Sisters for Social Change recently celebrated 25 years of philanthropy at the Brooklyn Museum. And in the backdrop of this year’s tight presidential race, reporter Fred Brown asked women in attendance about political and social issues most important to them.
http://www.nywf.org

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Brooklyn Review, episode 272. Original air date: 10/25/2012. http://www.bricartsmedia.org/bit

WIBO: Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy

For over 40 years, many aspiring entrepreneurs have benefited from WIBO‘s affordable 16-week courses including quite a few Bed-Stuy business owners (checkout Shannon Pridgen of Heavenly Crumbs on Tompkins.) WIBO stands for Workshop In Business Opportunity. In this segment, host Monique Greenwood interviews WIBO Executive Director Amini Kajunju about the program. To learn more about WIBO, go to http://www.wibo.org/.

From Brooklyn Independent Television‘s Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy, episode 56.

Bed-Stuy Gateway: Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy

Bed-Stuy has reemerged as a live, work, shop, play community, and the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District, along with its partners, continues to work toward keeping Bed-Stuy viable for both residents and visitors. In this segment, host Monique Greenwood interviews Restoration Corporations Michael Rafferty about the current and future efforts of the organization. To learn more about the Bed-Stuy Gateway, go to http://www.bedstuygateway.org
From Brooklyn Independent Television‘s Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy, episode 56.

“A Bed-Stuy State of Mind”: Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy

Young writers on the move! A group of Bed-Stuy high school students are now published authors— thanks to a collaboration between Foundations Academy and Student Press Initiative. Students chose to interview community leaders, business owners, artists, and others that inspire them. The result? A Bed-Stuy State of Mind: Profiles from the Community. To learn more about the mission and projects of Student Press Initiative, visit http://publishspi.org/

From Brooklyn Independent Television‘s Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy, episode 56.

Discover Bed-Stuy Expo: Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy

This year, the Boys and Girls High School hosted the 4th Annual Discover Bed-Stuy Expo. One of the goals of this event is to inform residents of the programs and services available in the areas of healthcare, affordable housing, children services, and more. Attendees also met local business owners and sampled their wares. Learn more about the expo at www.Bedstuyblog.com, Keyword: Discover Bed-Stuy.
From Brooklyn Independent Television‘s Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy, episode 56.

Heavenly Crumbs: Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy

Cupcakes and frosting and scones oh my! So what does it take to be a successful business owner in Bed-Stuy? Host Monique Greenwood chats with Shannon Pridgen, owner of Heavenly Crumbs (and WIBO graduate) about the trials and tribulations of being her own boss. Shannon attributes her success to her culinary training and the knowledge she acquired through the WIBO program.
Heavenly Crumbs
355 Franklin Avenue
(718) 623-6271
www.heavenlycrumbs.com
From Brooklyn Independent Television‘s Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy, episode 56.

Bed-Stuy’s Young Leaders and The People Who Inspire Them: Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy

Despite challenges throughout the decades, Bedford Stuyvesant has always been a resilient community strengthened by its people and confident determination to shine. Standing on the shoulders of this are some of the neighborhoods most vibrant young leaders who contribute their own unique talents and vision for Bedford Stuyvesant today.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy, episode 55.

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