Brooklyn Non-Profit Receives Grant from Investors Foundation to Help Fund Scholarship Program

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March 10, 2020

 

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Shantal Marshall

Communications & PR Assistant

Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC)

(718) 875-8993

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Brooklyn Non-Profit Receives Grant from Investors Foundation to Help Fund Scholarship Program

Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) recently received a $3,000 grant at Investors Bank, 399 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. The grant from Investors Foundation will help provide summer and fall scholarships to local youth in Brooklyn Districts 13 and 15. Additionally, the grant will help further AALDC’s mission of furthering economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment by providing scholarships to children in the community.

AALDC Executive Director Tammy Ben-Eliezer-Baxter commented, “The goal of the AALDC Youth Community Scholarship Program is to create opportunities for children and their families within our Brooklyn community. We have created long-lasting partnerships with several youth organizations and schools over the years and we look forward to continuing to grow the program.”

The AALDC Youth Community Scholarship Program was started in 2015 to provide opportunities for youth to attend enriching programs in five Brooklyn neighborhoods-Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, and Clinton Hill. The program has grown from four partners to 18.

The 2020 program partners are Brooklyn Ballet, Mathnasium of Boerum Hill, Automatic Studios, Brooklyn Robot Foundry, Pixel Academy, Gotham Gymnastics, Read 718, Creative Arts Studio, Super Soccer Stars at Upper 90 Soccer Brooklyn, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn Music Factory, Brooklyn Boulders, Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse, Yokey Pokey, Brooklyn Fencing Center, Dodge YMCA, and Gotham Archery. 

The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to the economic development, cultural enrichment and historic preservation of the Atlantic Avenue area from Fourth Avenue to the waterfront in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by local merchants and community activists, the AALDC is committed to Atlantic Avenue, one of the great streets of New York. It is home to people of various cultural backgrounds, vibrant and successful businesses, long standing institutions, and rich architectural character. This 1.5 mile stretch knits together the established neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn. To learn more about AALDC, please visit atlanticave.org.

 

About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $25 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan, and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.

For more information, please visit https://www.myinvestorsbank.com/Community/Investors-Foundation

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