Volunteering with RiseBoro’s Friendly Visitor Program

Learn more about what it's like to be a Friendly Visitor Program volunteer through this Q&A with one of our volunteers and older adult participants. Read More

Simple Foreign Degree Validation for College-Educated Immigrants

Jenniffer Sánchez’s Story When Jenniffer Sánchez joined RiseBoro Community Partnership (RB) as a financial coach, she began working with clients of RB’s Education Division, leading general financial workshops for adults enrolled in GED/High School Equivalency (HSE) and English-language classes. At the end of these workshops, many… Read More

RiseBoro and Hot Bread Kitchen Partnership Brings Free Culinary Training Program to Bushwick

Our Collaboration A new partnership between RiseBoro Community Partnership’s Workforce Development team and Hot Bread Kitchen brought the popular free culinary training class to RiseBoro’s Diana H. Jones Innovative Senior Center (Diana Jones Center) in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Launched… Read More

Celebrating RiseBoro’s HSE Class of 2022

High School Equivalency (HSE) classes prepare adult learners to achieve their personal and professional dreams. Students who complete the course and go on to earn their HSE/GED diploma can apply to colleges and universities, earn higher wages, and advance or switch their careers. Graduates of RiseBoro’s HSE Class of 2022… Read More

Creativity Thrives at Stuyvesant Gardens Senior Club

Carolyn Walston (third from left), along with her fellow Stuyvesant All Stars, performed Afro-Caribbean dances and drumming at the Stuyvesant Gardens Senior Club’s Juneteenth Festival. In March 2022, seventy-two-year-old Carolyn Walston discovered a new hobby when her local senior center, RiseBoro’s Stuyvesant Gardens Senior Club, began… Read More

Brevoort Senior Center Organizes Crochet Fundraiser

Members of RiseBoro’s Brevoort Senior Center in Bed-Stuy are selling crocheted stuffed animals to raise funds for special events and member outings. Led by member, crochet instructor, and artist Maude Davis, the group crochets the toys, called critters, by hand from their homes while the center… Read More

Mental Health Support for Older Adults

Through a partnership with the TRIO program, RiseBoro Community Partnership offers free mental health counseling for older adults at five senior centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Read More

My Voice Theatre Celebrates 25 Years of Producing Stories by and About Bushwick’s Youth  

Growing up in Bushwick in the early 1990s, Sergio Barriera had two goals. “I thought if I could get out of Bushwick without going to jail or being killed, then I’m good,” Barriera recalled. “We were kids with very low means, and there was a certain lifestyle that we thought… Read More

Cultivating a Community Garden for Seniors in Bed-Stuy  

Members of the Saratoga Senior Center’s Saratoga Grows class, including Mamie Cooper (third from left), pose outside of their on-site greenhouse with instructor Sean-Michael Fleming (far right). Mamie Cooper still remembers how to turn fresh tobacco into cigarettes—by stringing the tobacco onto sticks and hanging them up in the mornings,… Read More