Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, New York, USA

PeacePlayers Brooklyn is focusing work in the neighborhood of Brownsville, which has the largest concentration of public housing in the Americas and is a community divided due to ongoing issues among local residents that span generations. These tensions, combined with mistrust of police, a lack of educational and economic opportunities have led to feelings of hopelessness and mistrust among the youth in Brownsville. Our goal is that we can work with local youth in the Brownsville community to not only play basketball together but to unite to become advocates for change and have increased hope for the future.

Local Partners

  • 3 Black Cats Café
  • CBEDC (Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation)
  • The Dream Big Foundation
  • The Brooklyn Nets
  • Humble Development basketball training
  • Brownsville Community Justice Center
  • NYC Parks & Rec Department
  • NYC Dept of Youth & Community Development
  • NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)
  • NYPD Housing – Public Service Area (PSA) 2
  • United Brownsville Cornerstone League
  • Medgar Evers College
  • The Kinnon Group

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Contact

Kayin Latson, Project Coordinator
klatson@peaceplayersintl.org
646-474-0320

3 Black Cats Café
3 Belmont Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11212