New York City is investing $40,000 each, into various neighborhoods across the city, including Canarsie, Flatlands and East New York. Residents and students have the opportunity to vote on how the funds are spent.
There is an option for $40,000 to be spent to support high schools in the Canarsie neighborhood, within the 11236 zip code. If this is an option that you support then you can vote on this option. The deadline is January 17, 2022. You can Vote Online.
The $40,000 will be used in this option to coordinate with all the local Canarsie NYC high schools to promote mental health and wellbeing specifically among youth ages 11 to 23 years old and their families. There will be events held in partnership with each of the High School Principals in the Canarsie community, to provide mental health therapy, healthy eating, healthy cooking, yoga and massage activities, serving the 11236 zip code.
The goal is to create increased mental health access by working with registered mental health therapists, providing access to correct information about mental health stigma. Mental health issues among youth are increasing, with increased usage of social media, anxieties about COVID, social isolation and depression resulting from all sorts of societal ills. VOTE Here to support this option.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The City of New York is investing $1.3M to support recovery in the 33 neighborhoods hardest hit by COVID-19. This citywide neighborhood coalition initiative is being led by the NYC Taskforce for Racial Inclusion and Equity (TRIE), Civic Engagement Commission (CEC) and Young Men’s Initiative. Residents living, working, or going to school in one of these communities will get to decide how to spend $40,000 of public funds in their neighborhood. These investments will support our communities and contribute to a more fair recovery. The ballot items include projects focused on priority areas identified by residents in each community, including mental health, reducing gun violence, youth programming, and hunger.
If you want to speak to someone about the program, as it relates to the Canarsie, Flatlands or Coney Island area you can contact Southern Community Development Corp at (212)470-6598.