Hello! I'm Jasmin and I'm new to the Brooklynian! I recently just moved to Crown Heights from East Harlem and am looking to get really active in helping out the community.
I've reached out to an organization called Seeds In The Middle
(I'm not sure if you're familiar.) It's a community program that is raising awareness in public school students (and the overall community) on health. They create farmer's markets, teach students about healthy eating, support gardens at local schools, and so much more. It's overall an amazing program that needs some help to raise funds for its various projects!
However, they had to stop a lot of their programs due to lack of funding. I'm looking to reach out to you guys if you possibly know any possible ways of helping out or people who would interested in this organization. Right now, I'm getting a lot of recent graduates, such as myself (I'm an SVA alumni), to band together, or the Seeds In The Middle Action Squad, to help preserve the sense of community through art and awareness.
Ultimately the goal is to raise somewhere between 35k-50k to maintain a farmer's market at a school or two for 7 months.
Let me know if you have any ideas or are more interested in directly helping out!