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American Cancer Society

In the past, the University has hosted the "Relay for Life" and participated in Kick-off Ceremony for American Cancer Society campaign, and participates in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer annual walk.

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA

The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA was founded in 1888, with its first home located at 420 Gates Avenue. At the time, the Bed-Stuy community was one of the fastest-growing in Brooklyn, and the facility soon outgrew its space. Construction on the new branch building, located on the corner of Bedford Avenue and Monroe Street, began in 1901 and was completed in 1905. This multi-story brick building featured state-of-the-art facilities including: gymnasium, swimming pool, auditorium, classrooms, and traditional rooms for rent. In 1919 an annex was built to expand the branch's trade school teaching programs, with auto repair, aviation, and other growing trades being taught. These programs became a major part of the Bed-Stuy Y's offerings through the 1970s.

In 1976 the branch discontinued all adult programs due to a decline in membership, but undertook a major renovation to house an alcoholic treatment center funded by the City's Health and Hospitals Corporation and Model Cities. In 1991 the branch revived its youth program, and in 2007 the branch underwent a major renovation and expansion of the existing 41,000 square-foot facility.

In 2009, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Y was the first branch to receive the YMCA of Greater New York's Janice Reals Ellig Transformational Leadership Award. This distinction, awarded during the YMCA of Greater New York's annual General Assembly, is only occasionally bestowed upon YMCA branches that have successfully achieved a positive, sustainable outcome that contributes in a major way to the Y's vision for New York City.

Our Leadership

Our branch is administered by a devoted senior staff and guided by a dedicated Board of Managers composed of members and community leaders.

Brooklyn Young Filmmakers

For more information contact: 718-852-9342 or email:

The University participates in the following activities:

  • Brooklyn Young Filmmakers Film Salon Series
    Hosted by the University every semester, this unique intergenerational salon has drawn filmmakers from all parts of the world, as well as youth media organizations from other parts of the city, to share their knowledge and work with their Brooklyn counterparts and the University community.
  • Fort Greene Connection
    The Fort Greene Connection is a cooperative network of organizations serving the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill neighborhoods. The purpose of the Fort Greene Connection is to provide a forum for member organizations to exchange ideas and promote opportunities to collaborate and partner on initiatives.

Community Board #2

The Community Board is the official municipal body whose primary mission is to advise elected officials and government agencies on matters affecting the social welfare of the district. Community Board #2 meets on the second Wednesday of each month, except during July and August. All meetings are open to the public. In an attempt to maximize accessibility, the general meetings are held at different locations within the district.

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP)

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) is a not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination.

Working together with the three business improvement districts (BID) that it manages – the MetroTech BID, Fulton Mall Improvement Association, and Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID – the Partnership's diverse activities include attracting new businesses and improving the environment for existing companies; facilitating the construction of public spaces and streetscapes that promote an active and cohesive community; supporting and promoting Downtown Brooklyn's cultural assets; and encouraging a unified sense of place and an engaged civic community.

MetroTech BID

Mission Statement:
The mission of the MetroTech Business Improvement District is to provide top quality, efficient and cost-effective service and support to its customers. This is accomplished through program initiatives in the areas of neighborhood safety, sanitation, business development and services, real estate management assistance programs, liaison with City agencies and elected officials, processing of constituent complaints and development of new internal and external resources to support programs goals.

We also recognize the need to work closely with neighboring communities to support their efforts at local improvements.

  • Active participation in the MetroTech BID health Fair at MetroTech Commons every year.

For more information contact: 718-488-8200.

New York Commission on Human Rights

Facilitated a partnership with the New York Commission on Human Rights. The Commission has agreed to provide seminars on sexual discrimination, disability, community issues ranging from landlord tenant to educational issues free of charge to students of the Brooklyn campus.

Prospect Park Alliance

Mission Statement:
The Prospect Park Alliance is a public/private partnership with the City of New York, which, through fundraising and advocacy, furthers the restoration and preservation of Prospect Park and the development of the Park as a resource for the people of New York City.

The Alliance has not only been active in the restoration of Prospect Park's physical well-being, but also its transformation into an important cultural institution.

  • Active participation in the Community Committee


Common Ground

The Common Ground Service Learning Program at LIU Brooklyn combines community service with academic instruction. It focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. The program involves students in organized community service that addresses local needs, while developing students' academic skills and commitment to the community.

Active participation on Common Ground Advisory Committee.

Legislative Committee For Student Services

The Legislative Committee for Student Services was formulated to address the pressing governmental issues that affect students of the Brooklyn campus. By hosting voting forums and encouraging interaction with elected officials, students learn about the importance of voting and become aware of the issues affecting university spending, student assistance, and the greater New York community. A series of training workshops are held, "teaching students how to effectively interface with elected officials." These workshops often feature presentations by local elected officials, the Council on Independent Colleges and Universities, government relations officials and university administration.

The goal is to educate students about the legislative process and to encourage communication with the public servants of their respective voting districts. Each year the university hosts an Albany trip. Thus, enabling students to visit the capitol, meet with elected officials, and interact with students from various institutions of higher learning. The committee is comprised of representatives from the student body and university administrators from various departments. Anyone interested in joining this committee should contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 718-488-1602.