The University participates in the following activities:
- Brooklyn Young Filmmakers Film Salon Series
Hosted by the University every semester, this unique intergenerational salon
has drawn filmmakers from all parts of the world, as well as youth media
organizations from other parts of the city, to share their knowledge and
work with their Brooklyn counterparts and the University community.
- Fort Greene Connection
The Fort Greene Connection is a cooperative network of organizations serving the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill neighborhoods. The purpose of the Fort Greene Connection is to provide a forum for member organizations to exchange ideas and promote opportunities to collaborate and partner on initiatives.
- Prospect Park Alliance
The Prospect Park Alliance is a public/private partnership with the City of
New York, which, through fundraising and advocacy, furthers the restoration
and preservation of Prospect Park and the development of the Park as a resource
for the people of New York City.
The Alliance has not only been active in the restoration of Prospect Park's
physical well-being, but also its transformation into an important cultural
- Active participation in the Community Committee
- Community Board #2
The Community Board is the official municipal body whose primary mission
is to advise elected officials and government agencies on matters affecting
the social welfare of the district. Community Board #2 meets on the second
Wednesday of each month, except during July and August. All meetings are
open to the public. In an attempt to maximize accessibility, the general
meetings are held at different locations within the district.
- Ms. Fuentes is a Community Board member representing the University
- Ms. Fuentes is Secretary of the Youth, Education and Cultural Affairs-a Sub-Committee. Meetings are hosted by the Brooklyn Campus.
- New York Commission on Human Rights
Facilitated a partnership with the New York Commission on Human Rights. The
Commission has agreed to provide seminars on sexual discrimination, disability,
community issues ranging from landlord tenant to educational issues free
of charge to students of the Brooklyn campus.
- American Cancer Society
In the past, the University has hosted the “Relay for Life” and participated in Kick-off Ceremony for American Cancer Society campaign, and participates in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer annual walk.
- MetroTech BID
:MetroTech BID – mission statement
The mission of the MetroTech Business Improvement District is to provide top
quality, efficient and cost-effective service and support to its customers.
This is accomplished through program initiatives in the areas of neighborhood
safety, sanitation, business development and services, real estate management
assistance programs, liaison with City agencies and elected officials, processing
of constituent complaints and development of new internal and external resources
to support programs goals.
We also recognize the need to work closely with neighboring communities to
support their efforts at local improvements.
- Active participation in the MetroTech BID health Fair at MetroTech Commons
For more information contact: (718) 488-8200. http://www.metrotechbid.org
- Legislative Committee For Student Services
The Legislative Committee for Student Services was formulated
to address the pressing governmental issues that affect students
of the Brooklyn campus. By hosting voting forums and encouraging
interaction with elected officials, students learn about
the importance of voting and become aware of the issues affecting
university spending, student assistance, and the greater
York community. A series of training workshops are held, “teaching
students how to effectively interface with elected officials.” These
workshops often feature presentations by local elected officials,
the Council on Independent Colleges and Universities, government
relations officials and university administration.
The goal is to educate students about the legislative process
and to encourage communication with the public servants of
their respective voting districts. Each year the university
hosts an Albany trip. Thus, enabling students to visit the
capitol, meet with elected officials, and interact with students
from various institutions of higher learning. The committee
is comprised of representatives from the student body and university
administrators from various departments. Anyone interested
in joining this committee should contact the Office of Institutional
Advancement at (718) 780-1514