TRIO Partnership Boosts Mental Health Care for Older Adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five older adults over the ages of 55 experience mental health concerns. Thanks to a partnership with the TRIO program, RiseBoro is making it easier for older adults to access mental health counseling and educational services in their communities. 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