Brownsville Hub Cooperative

  • Brooklyn, New York, United States, 444 Thomas S. Boyland Street, Brooklyn, New York 11212, United States View on Map


  • Founded Date April 1, 2018
  • Sectors Non Profit & Voluntary
  • Founded Since 2018

Company Description

In 2021, the Robin Hood Foundation awarded $1.6 million over 3-years, following a 2-year community facilitated process engaging over 400 individuals, local businesses, and institutions — including economic developers, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies — through community convenings, surveys, and other community-led outreach strategies. Together, the cooperative will use a people-centered, equity-based approach to create a self-sufficient community that builds individual and community wealth through education, ownership, business support, and workforce development.


The Executive Steering Committee for the Cooperative currently consist of 4 Brownsville-based organizations:


  1. Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corp
  2. Brownsville Community Justice Center
  3. Youth Design Center
  4. Community Board 16


Through our community research, we found that all goals and concerns boiled down to 5 main areas: Access – Increasing pathways to education, job placement, business resources. Ownership – Increasing the number of businesses and homes owned by residents of Brownsville. Self-Sufficiency –  Keeping the dollar in Brownsville by building collaborative wealth. Youth Development – Centering the needs and voices of our young people, and Civic Engagement – Understanding and participating in local electoral processes.