Local NStat: Bushwick Houses

Welcome to Bushwick Chooses!

Let’s work together for a safe and healthy Bushwick! This is your opportunity to make decisions for your neighborhood. 

Please review the 5 projects, then click the vote button to select your top choice to invest $30,000 in your community!

Voting Window: 10/27 – 11/27 (CLOSED)

Project 1: Physical Space | Love Where You Live Campaign*

If selected, this project will seek to improve environmental conditions of common spaces through stewardship led by building and floor reps, community clean-up & planting days, training, signage, and supplies, advocacy through neighbor-to-neighbor meetings, and projects that highlight unique community features and promote pride.

Project 2: Economic Stability | Education & Job Training Programs

This project aims to connect education and job training to long-term, stable careers through on-site college fairs, youth mentorship, career coaching, subsidized apprenticeship programs, and events offering funding opportunities for education & entrepreneurial start-ups.

Project 3: Health and Well-being | More Healthy Food

This project focuses on increasing access to fresh, nutritious, and affordable food through a variety of strategies, including food justice education and awareness campaigns to improve quality of food in local markets; food programming like cooking demos, pop up juice bars, and community dinners.

Project 4: Safety and Justice | Community/Police Relations

This project seeks to improve interactions between law enforcement and community members through community/police mini-grants that focus on co-designing safety interventions; intergenerational healing events that build relationships between youths and older adults; and listening tours that invite police to learn from community leaders about their priorities.

Project 5: Youth Development | Youth Designed Projects

This project will co-create programming by youth for youth. Possibilities may include: arts & entrepreneurship programs; mentorships that address trauma, healing circles, or peer-to-peer support groups; life skills training from financial management to healthy relationships; and expanded networks to help youth access a wider range of opportunities.