Local NStat: Queensbridge Voting
Welcome to Queensbridge Chooses!
Let’s work together for a safe and healthy Queensbridge Houses! This is your opportunity to make decisions for your neighborhood.
Please review the 5 projects below, then click the vote button to select your top choice to invest $30,000 in your community!
Voting Window: 9/23 – 10/23
The voting period is one month. *Please note: To qualify for voting, you must reside at Queensbridge Houses. Only ONE selection per person will be counted.
Project 1: Physical Space | Improve Unsafe Conditions
This project aims to make rapid improvements to unsafe conditions. The team will co-design quick improvements to construction areas, conduct safety walkthroughs, and execute policy campaigns that address chronic repair backlogs, such as lack of gas, and more.
Project 2: Economic Stability | Education & Job Training Programs
This project aims to connect community members with education and job training opportunities that foster long-term, stable careers. Resources include on-site college fairs, youth mentorship, career coaching, subsidized apprenticeship programs, and access to funding opportunities for education programs and entrepreneurial start-ups.
Project 3: Health and Well-being | De-stigmatize Mental Health
This project aims to de-stigmatize mental health through small-group community discussions and storytelling that highlights participants’ lived experiences. The NStat team will organize forums and training opportunities that encourage. Participants will also design and launch a multi-media communications campaign.
Project 4: Safety and Justice | Reduce Gun Violence
This project aims to increase community-based support in responding to and preventing gun violence with mini-grants. The grants will aid the following community-led strategies: training on peacemaking practices and restorative justice, intergenerational healing events, and increased access to therapeutic services.
Project 5: Youth Development | Youth Designed Projects
This project will co-create programming by youth for youth. There will be a range of opportunities, including arts and entrepreneurship programs; mentorship options to address trauma and provide healing circles, or peer-to-peer support groups; life skills training on financial management and healthy relationships; and expanded networks for youth to access a wider range of resources.
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