Welcome to Bushwick Chooses!

Local NStat Winning Project

Economic Stability | Education & Job Training Programs

The Bushwick Houses community voted to invest $30,000 in projects designed to provide residents with long term, stable careers. In 2022, Bushwick Houses residents will partner with local organizations and city agencies to provide residents with academic and skillset training opportunities, including:

  • College fairs,
  • Youth mentorship,
  • Career coaching,
  • Subsidized apprenticeship programs, and
  • Funding opportunities for education & entrepreneurial start-ups.

All Project Proposals

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 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.