Previous Program Events

GKCC Students spread the joy of literature on Read Across America Day. The students at GKCC’s PS 306 held a read-a-thon and book sale to celebrate the 18th annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day on March 2. NEA’s Read Across America Day marks Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading. The PS 306 students even wore fun, tall red and white paper stovepipe hats made famous by the Cat in the Hat! The students joined over 45 million readers–both young and old—who honored Read Across America Day by reading a favorite book.

Congratulations to BCS PROS on an inspiring Open House event during the first week of March 2017!


Grammy award winning recording artists and song writer Gordon Chambers spoke to Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Services students during a Speakers’ Bureau session in February 2017.  Students  were mesmerized and inspired.  You could hear a pin drop in the room as he told his emotional and inspirational story. Thank you Mr. Chambers for making an impact with Brooklyn youth.

Speaker’s Bureau speaker Regine Roy, Educational Consultant, Speaker and founder of Queen Geniuses, spoke this week at Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service.  Youth are encouraged to learn more about her 2017 Queen Genesis Conference HERE.


In December Angelo Rodriguez, owner and founder of the NY CASA GROUP, spoke to students at Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service during the Bi Monthly Speakers Bureau.


Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service held it’s first Speakers Bureau event of the school year this week.  Honorable Joanne Quinones, a criminal court Judge in downtown Brooklyn and prominent member of several bar associations, spoke to students.



Thank you to 2016 Summer Olympics Bronze Winner Brendon Rodney for speaking to our students at our BCS Youth Stand Academy middle school after school program at East NY Family Academy and our GKCC elementary school after school program at P.S. 21.

Brendon ran races with our students and spoke to them about his experience as a Olympic athlete, including his training to compete against Usain Bolt. He also encouraged our students to be confident and believe in their abilities.

Our BCS Youth Stand Academy and GKCC after school programs support students (K-8) and give them a greater opportunity to succeed in future academic, social and economic endeavors.


A big THANK YOU to the New York Mets for partnering with BCS to provide 100 turkeys to the families at our Seth Low Cornerstone Community Center in Brownsville! Each family or individual receiving a turkey also received a Mets Giving tote bag and six Mets tickets for a home game in April.

Our BCS Cornerstone provides holistic programming that engages the entire community, but with a real youth-led focus.At four locations, the program provides youth and children with afterschool programming, middle school and teen programming, recreational and social programming, and workforce readiness training for older youth.


Students from the BCS GKCC After-School Program at PS 306 enjoyed an afternoon of activities through the Jets Play 60 Challenge Kick-Off event on Friday, Nov 4th. The NY Jets Play 60 Challenge encourages students to get active for 60 minutes each week and log their activities as a way to keep kids healthy and strong as they grow older. Our students played soccer, flag football, basketball, relay races, jump rope, and more. Special thanks to the High School For Youth And Community Development’s Food Club and Uncommon Charter School students for volunteering with our students!


Thank you to our corporate volunteer partner Johnson & Johnson for spending the entire day at Duffield Children’s Center!
Johnson & Johnson volunteers and students read, played games, made arts and crafts, played outdoors, and had yummy Halloween themed snacks.


Since October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, BCS nominated RDS Delivery Service to receive an award at the 26th Annual NYC NDEAM Awards for working with our consumers over the years. Larry Zogby, former Chairman of our Business Advisory Board, mentored our clients with intellectual disabilities and has hired many BCS clients throughout the years.
Thank you and Congratulations RDS Delivery Service!


Big thanks to the Long Island Nets for stopping by our BCS Youth Stand Academy After School Program at the East NY Family Academy! The coaching staff helped our students with their homework, participated in a Q&A session, and ran basketball drills during their practice time.

Youth Stand Academy [Brownsville, East New York and Coney Island] is an academic enrichment program that provides scholastic and life skills support for middle school youth (grades 6 to 8).


IBM Watson invited students from our Youth Stand Academy after-school program for a tour of your work space and some very fun activities around agile development! The students were blown away by the beautiful offices and the very interactive workshops on how to work as a team.

BCS Youth Stand Academy provides an enriching environment for middle school youth (grades 6 to 8) to thrive through after-school and summer programming.


BCS recently partnered with Morgan Stanley during the company’s Global Volunteer Month. Over 40 Morgan Stanley employees visited our programs in Brownsville and East New York to volunteer. These volunteers helped run healthy recreational activities with elementary school students and worked in our Urban Garden. As of June 2016, Morgan Stanley employees have volunteered over one million hours to community service initiatives all over the globe.


Congratulations to all of the graduates at Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service! Today they tossed their caps in celebration of their tremendous accomplishments.

Valedictorian, Tommy Nicolas and Salutatorian, Washington Harrell addressed their peers with courageous and touching speeches and Darnell Moore gave an outstanding commencement address.