Strategic planning is critical for any organization in order to set goals, create cultural alignment, sharpen focus on what really matters, and drive change.

In 2019 we set out to define a new direction for the next five years of RiseBoro, asking ourselves what we wanted to accomplish, what steps we needed to take to get there, and how we could best fulfill our mission of unleashing the potential of communities to thrive, no matter the odds.

Our plan, now informed by the health and social justice crises of 2020, is the result of our strategic planning initiative. Our strategy plan includes new ways to work across divisions internally and in partnership with others externally to make an even bigger impact in the lives of those we serve. Our focus is to improve on multi-generational trends that have adversely affected our communities. With the input of a multitude of stakeholders, we’ve taken stock of our internal capabilities and external challenges and have identified an ambitious and inspiring path forward.

The plan addresses three main areas of focus:


We work to improve the lives of those we serve by creating a more equitable and just society where basic human rights of good health, affordable communities, and hope for the future are expected by all.


We help vulnerable communities envision and actualize a future in which they move from possible crisis to stability and onto upward mobility.


We will build on the good work that started in the Bushwick community 47 years ago by expanding the breadth and reach of services being provided to populations in need.

We are poised to take the next steps to achieving our vision of building a city where your zip code does not determine your health outcomes, housing stability, or economic power