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NYTimes Article on Citi Bike Expansion Features Restoration

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
"In Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, at the outer edge of Citi Bike territory, membership has grown to 5,381 members, up by nearly 2,000 people since last year, when Citi Bike began working with a local nonprofit to attract riders. Some of the strategies have included community rides to make residents more comfortable on bikes and marketing posters highlighting minority riders."

Restoration RFPs Addressing Equity in Bike Share and Senior Center Healthy Food extended deadlines due December 15, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016
  The Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn (The Partnership) at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant. The Partnership coordinates a borough-wide community coalition and supports community-driven activities to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities in Brooklyn.

Citi Bike allies advocate for public subsidy for bigger expansion

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Politico talks about the push to bring Citi Bike to more low-income neighborhoods.  "At a hearing scheduled for Monday, the Council's transportation chair will demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio commit public funds to a further expansion of Citi Bike into other areas of the city."

A statement from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration on the recent elections

Friday, November 18, 2016
Dreaming Bigger and Beaming Brighter  

TD Bank Opens Online Financial Education

Friday, November 4, 2016
"Investing ten minutes can make a significant impact in building the financial skills adults need to build life-long success, according to TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, and leading technology education company Everfi, Inc.

Jobs Plus Financial Counselor John Dallas Writes Monthly Column for NYCHA Journal

Monday, October 31, 2016
Restoration's Jobs Plus award-winning Financial Counselor John Dallas writes a monthly column in the NYCHA Journal answering your questions about finances. Head over to page 11 of this months journal to read his financial advice. 

Jobs Plus Financial Counselor John Dallas Featured in NYCHA Journal Article

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Award-winning financial counselor John Dallas is making the news again, this time features in the NYCHA Journal. Read more about our financial counseling services, and the amazing work that is being done at Restoration's Jobs Plus. 

Restoration's Tracey Capers featured on Citi Bike Blog!

Friday, October 28, 2016
Executive Vice President of Programming Tracey Capers was featured on the City Bike Blog! Read more about how Tracey brought City Bike to the community, and how it's changing her life!

NY1 comes to Restoration for the Brand New Economic Solutions Center!

Friday, October 28, 2016
NY1 covered the new Economic Solutions Center!

BK Reader Reports on the new Economic Solutions Center

Thursday, October 27, 2016
"Following a model by which clients are initially screened for benefits, the ESC looks for potential qualifiers of food stamps, childcare, or social security benefits. And in combination with one-on-one Financial Coaching, these services stabilize financial household situations, taking away some of the financial worries of clients, and enabling them to focus on training and career development."

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Covers the new Economic Solutions Center

Thursday, October 27, 2016
“'The Economic Solutions Center is one of the most successful programs Restoration offers. Its staff guides, supports and encourages individuals and families in our communities onto the path towards careers, economic stability and upward mobility,' said Colvin Grannum, president and CEO of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation."

Philanthropy New York covers the new Economic Solutions Center

Thursday, October 27, 2016
"The new home is located in the heart of Restoration Plaza in Bedford-Stuyvesant and was made possible through funding from Home Depot and Robin Hood."

NYC DOT & Motivate Celebrate #womenwhobike & Inaugurate Protected Bike Lane on 6th Avenue

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Thanks to the work of several organizations like Restoration, as well as many community members, the Department of Transportation's Commissioner Polly Trottenberg joined Motivate, an organization created by the operators of the Citi Bike program, to encourage more women to bike, while officially opening a new protected bike lane on 6th Avenue.

Watch Colvin W. Grannum featured on ABC7NY Here and Now

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Colvin W. Grannum, President and CEO of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, was featured on Here and Now with Sandra Bookman on ABC7NY. Watch below!

Book Signing with NY Times Best-Selling Author Jacqueline Woodson at Restoration

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
"On Monday, October 3, at 6:00pm, New York Times bestselling author 

Press Release: Restoration Cuts Ribbon on New Economic Solutions Center

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration CorporationCuts Ribbon on New Home for Award-WinningEconomic Solutions Center Funding Provided by Home Depot and the Robin Hood FoundationEconomic Solutions Center Hosts Financial Counseling,Workforce Development and Social Services Support Programs

Hattie Carthan Community Garden Featured in Our Time Press!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Hattie Carthan Community Garden, a partner to Restoration, was featured in an article from Our Time Press on food justice in Brooklyn.  Follow this link to read more! 

Opinion Piece on the NYC Housing Climate, Authored by BSRC President and CEO Colvin W. Grannum

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Please take a moment to read Building Justice: How Homeowendership Failed NYC's Black Families, an opinion piece by Restoration President and CEO Colvin W. Grannum. Excerpt below: 

Restoration and Fidelis Care Connect Community Member to Life-changing Outcome, Video by WPIX-TV News

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Restoration, in partnership with Fidelis Care, helped one man save his life. Another example of how we are working to create opportunities and outcomes for our community. Click the link below to read the article and watch the WPIX-11 video to learn more about this man's story.