Brooklyn Communities Collaborative envisions a Brooklyn where all communities are healthy, economically sound, culturally vibrant, and civically engaged.
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative (BCC) is a New York State not-for-profit focused on strengthening health, wealth, and leadership in Brooklyn communities. Leveraging the power of anchor institutions and knowledge of community members, BCC convenes and supports stakeholders to collaborate, integrate services, build resources, and inform the policies and practices that most affect health and well-being.
BCC’s second Annual Report ‘Convening Partners, Strengthening Communities’ highlights the partnerships and progress made throughout 2022, as well as BCC’s work to dismantle barriers to income disparities, promote policies, and implement programs leading to vibrant and healthy communities.
Building Health, Wealth and Equity in Brooklyn
BCC is built on a foundation of programs, research, and investments that has brought people across Brooklyn together over the last decade. Collaboration among BCC’s members has already impacted the lives of countless New Yorkers and made a significant impact in closing the gap on health disparities in our communities.
The Anchor Mission Approach
BCC takes the Anchor Mission approach, encouraging cornerstone institutions with significant economic and human capital (e.g. universities, hospitals) to collectively support the communities where they are rooted. This approach has yielded high-impact, collaborative efforts in diverse cities like Cleveland and Baltimore.
The BCC anchors will use their procurement, real estate, employment, and coordination capacity to help drive impact.
Our strategy will be shaped by the people who live and work here.
BCC’s work and priorities are and will always be driven by Brooklyn. Our leaders have supported student-led participatory action research studies in underserved neighborhoods throughout the borough to shed light on residents’ concerns and bring their voices to the tables where politicians and stakeholders make funding decisions. We have facilitated local calls-to-action to mobilize citizen groups towards change.