Helping to build the future at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) received some support for its redevelopment projects when The Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator co-publisher Joshua Schneps presented a $1,250 check to the nonprofit, raised by raffling off prizes at The Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator’s Brooklyn Rising Stars Award and Networking Event held this past March.

The BNYDC is a nonprofit arm of the Brooklyn Navy Yard that cares for and develops any unused land in the industrial park. As part of the revitalization of the area, the BNYDC has worked to build local projects and job opportunities. The yard, which has a long history, is currently undergoing modernization, a process which is directly overseen by the BNYDC.

The money donated will support the BNYDC’s efforts in education and enrichment. The BNYDC helps nearly 5,000 thousand school-age children, providing them free enrichment programs and field trips to the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s new visitors and exhibition center.

“We are tremendously grateful for the donation made possible through the Home Reporter news. The money will be used to support the education programs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard center at BLDG 92 at the new exhibition and visitor’s center,” said Aisha Glover, vice president of external affairs for the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Half of the money went to the BNYDC and the other half was given to the Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation.

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