Welcome to Red Hook Chooses!

Local NStat Winning Project

Safety and Justice | Community/Police Relations

The Red Hook community voted to invest $30,000 in projects designed to improve interactions between law enforcement and community members. In 2022, Red Hook residents will partner with local organizations and city agencies to design and implement safety interventions, including:

  • Intergenerational healing events that build relationships between young people and older adults, and
  • Listening tours that invite police to learn about local public safety priorities from community leaders.

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 2: Economic Stability | Entrepreneurship Programs for Residents

This project will connect residents interested in launching their own businesses to resources to help them be successful. This may include mentorships to position youth to become entrepreneurs; business coaching for all ages on how to start an LLC and handle finances; targeted events on funding opportunities for entrepreneurship & start-ups.

Project 3: Health and Well-being | Holistic Health Training

This project seeks to train and support local resident leaders and community based organizations in providing culturally competent wellness & healing services like mental health first aid training that centers racial equity and coping skills, access to resource guides, and small group “safe place” meetings to promote trust, sharing, and healing.

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.