Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the nation's first community development corporation, partners with residents and business to improve the quality of life of Central Brooklyn by fostering economic self-sufficiency; creating healthy, stable families; promoting the arts and culture; and transforming the neighborhood into a safe, vibrant place to live, work and visit.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, Restoration is a dynamic institution that creates significant, sustainable and demonstrable impact in improving the well being of local residents and business.

  • Restoration Plaza- management, development and business attraction.
  • Mixed-Income Housing Development- rental and homeownership
  • Energy conservation- weatherization assistance
  • Workforce and Youth Development- job readiness, sector-specific training, career coaching, job placement and college prep
  • Asset Building- financial literacy and one-on-one counseling to reduce debt, improve credit, and enhance savings; benefit screening and enrollment; legal counseling; and social service referrals
  • Health- addressing health disparities by promoting access to healthy, affordable foods and encouraging physical activity
  • Arts and Culture-multi-discplinary arts instruction as well as visual and performing arts presenting programming
  • Small business services-entrepreneur education and micro-load fund
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