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Tax Prep

Friday, January 30, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are missing out on anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 in tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Tax Credit, because many people don’t know about these programs. All New Yorkers need information on how to get these credits and how to get free tax preparation and financial counseling to make the most of their refund – and YOU can help make it happen. On Saturday, January 31 the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs is...

Restoration Jobs Plus Member Highlight at Mayor's Press Conference

Friday, January 30, 2015
While Mayor Bill de Blasio held his press conference today, January 30, 2015 on Jobs Plus and the Young Men's Initiative, to his right was standing Ahlaqanah Bell, a 21 year old resident of Lafayette Gardens and member of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s (BSRC) Jobs Plus program. Mayor de Blasio highlighted Ahlaqanah as a successful member of Jobs Plus and discussed the mission behind Job Plus as it falls under the Young Men’s Initiative.

Restoration's Jobs Plus Receives 2014 CEO Data Driven Provider Award

Friday, January 30, 2015
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is excited to announce our win of the 2014 CEO Data-Driven Provider Award to our Jobs Plus program for a rigorous data collection and high performance program that met and exceeded program targets during the period of July 1,2013- June 20, 2014.  Last year, our Financial Empowerment Center funded by NYC Department of Consumer Affairs' Office of Financial Empowerment received this award making us a two time recipient.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Creates New Leadership Role and Appoints Dr. Indira Etwaroo Executive Director of Center for Arts and Culture

Monday, January 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 26, 2015 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Creates New Leadership Role and Appoints Dr. Indira Etwaroo Executive Director of Center for Arts and Culture Brooklyn NY - Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), the nation’s first community development corporation, elevates its commitment to arts and culture programming by appointing Dr.

A Piece of Restoration in Selma

Thursday, January 8, 2015
The newly released film Selma is a must-see. Selma chronicles Dr. King’s historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in order to secure voting rights for black Americans. One of Restoration’s founding fathers, the late John Doar is depicted in the film as a champion of the Voting Rights Act in his role as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Lyndon B. Johnson.  Not long after this time, Restoration was founded by the late Robert F.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014
(December 24, 2014) The Skylight Gallery at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation* will host the “THIRTY PLUS THIRTY EQUALS SIXTY” art exhibition from January 17, 2015 to February 14.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation joins Mayor DeBlasio and Commissioner Bratton in mourning the deaths of officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

Monday, December 22, 2014
The Board of Directors, staff and residents of Bedford Stuyvesant hold deep respect for the rank and file officers of the NYPD.

Restoration’s RFK Holiday Party Welcomes Hundreds

Monday, December 22, 2014
Restoration Plaza was filled with holiday cheer as some 500 children and their families visited for the Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party. Held on Saturday, December 13th, audiences enjoyed special performances by Restoration’s Youth Arts Academy and the Noel Pointer School of Music, storytelling, arts and crafts, and so much more. Every room was abuzz from Skylight Gallery’s I AM HERE: Girls Reclaiming Safe Spaces exhibit to a live animal interaction led by NAME in the Billie...

Restoration Congratulates Ethel Kennedy for Receiving the Medal of Freedom

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Restoration congratulates Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Restoration founder, the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, for receiving the Medal of Freedom on November 24, 2014. President Obama recognized Ms. Kennedy with the nation’s highest civilian honor for her lifelong dedication to advancing the cause of social justice, human rights, environmental protection, and poverty reduction by, “creating countless ripples of hope to effect change around the world.” Past recipients of the...

Restoration Celebrates Participants of its Youth Programming

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Restoration celebrated the accomplishments of our youth in a special holiday dinner on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Some 25 young adults attended the event which included participants from Restoration’s college access and job readiness programming as well as some of our long term absentee and CONNECT members.  The event celebrated both the individual and collective successes of the past year.  Successes such as Shenika, a participant of Restoration’s job readiness and...

Misty Copeland Coming to Restoration!

Friday, December 12, 2014
Join Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Greenlight Bookstore for an evening with Misty Copeland as she discusses her book, Life In Motion: an unlikely ballerina.

Donate to Restoration!

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Dear Restoration family: While Brooklyn as a whole is thriving with continued revitalization and rising real estate costs, many communities have been left behind, their residents struggling just to make ends meet.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration congratulates Youth Arts Academy student Colby Christina

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration congratulates Youth Arts Academy student Colby Christina joined the ranks of such talents as Kerry Washington, Sanaa Latham and Denzel Washington to win the coveted 2014 Audelco Rising Star Award for her performance as Alice in Aduke Arema’s The Liberation of Mother Goose.  The 2014 AUDELCO Awards were held on Monday, November 17th at Symphony Space.  The Annual Vivian “VIV” Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards are the only formally...

Assemblyman Walter Mosley visted Restoration's Job Plus Program

Friday, November 14, 2014
Assemblyman Walter Mosley of the 57th district visited the staff and members of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Jobs Plusprogram on November 14th, 2014 to learn about the program and recent accomplishments. The Jobs Plus program in Northern Bedford Stuyvesant has done a remarkable job since its' doors opened May 1, 2013 to residents of Marcy, Lafayette and Louis Armstrong houses in Brooklyn, NY.

Polls close at 5! Bed Stuy Alive this weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2014
Bed Stuy Alive Kicks Off On October 11

Announcing Winners tomorrow And Another 15 Hours to Vote for the Female Artist!

Friday, October 10, 2014
So, you have spoken and have selected the winners for our online Restoration Rocks competition in partnership with the Brooklyn Reader. All groups are young men from Bedford Stuyvesant and other neighborhoods from Brooklyn. Come see the winners revealed!

10th ANNUAL BED-STUY ALIVE! -Live Healthy, Live Well, Light The Path for our Children- Opening Ceremony

Thursday, October 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Jameel Barfield Barfield Public Relations, Inc. (212)736-0404 THE TOHMA Y. FAULKNER AWARDS: recipients including American Film Director, Producer & Actor SPIKE LEE, THE HONORABLE ANNETTE M. ROBINSON And Community Stakeholders KICK OFF SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014 – 10 AM

News 12 Reporter and Brooklynite Crystal Walker to Emcee Restoration's 10K Race.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
News 12 Reporter and Brooklynite Crystal Walker will emcee this year's 33rd annual Bed Stuy 10K Run/Walk and Bike Ride. 

It's a free movie weekend at Restoration!

Friday, September 19, 2014
Restoration is a proud partner to two festivals this weekend, Toshi Reagon's 4th annual Word* Rock* & Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women's Lives and the 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival. As part of these festivals, we will host two days of film screenings. September 19, 2014 7:00 PM Doors Open at 6pm Word* Rock* & Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women's Lives

Bed Stuy Alive Kicks Off On October 11

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Annual Bed-Stuy Alive! Celebration with an exciting Community Festival. The event will take place on Fulton Street, between New York and Brooklyn Avenues, in front of the Restoration Plaza. Alive! is our way of showcasing the Best of Bed-Stuy in a week of fun-filled and informative activities, which is anchored by the street festival on October 11th heritage, and our rich cultural scene. We will be stretching our wings, and inviting people from all over to come and shop in our stores, eat...