Brooklyn Paper: Proud moment: Local pride center gets $120,000 to start internship program for LGBTQ youths

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Honchos at a city-based trust awarded leaders of a Bedford-Stuyvesant pride center with $120,000 to create a paid-internship program geared specifically towards Kings County’s young LGBTQ professionals, who are largely underserved compared to their counterparts in other boroughs, according to the grant’s author.

“Brooklyn doesn’t really have the service centers for gay and lesbian kids that Manhattan, or even Queens, has,” said Roderick Jenkins, a senior officer for the New York Community Trust’s jobs and youth development grant program.

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