ONE Brooklyn Community Campaign

Brooklyn is thriving and home to many affluent New Yorkers. But the fact is that 23% of our neighbors in Brooklyn live in poverty – many children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Our ONE Brooklyn Community campaign unites our diverse borough voices. We take care of each other through volunteerism, philanthropy, and community engagement.

Join us to invest in the future of our Brooklyn community by donating to BCS or giving your time.

ONE Brooklyn Community. Taking care of each other.

From November 5th to December 2nd, 2018, MTA subway riders will experience the ONE Brooklyn Community campaign on over 30 subway platforms throughout Brooklyn. The concept blends images of local tastemakers, luminaries, investors and iconic natives posing for the first time with the clients that BCS serves. The campaign is powered by our partner, Investors Bank.

Imagery by Erin Patrice O’Brien, Art Direction by Michaela Angela Davis

For the first time ever, clients from BCS posed with our campaign participants. This made the photoshoots particularly special, and gave the participants and clients a chance to truly bond. Click on the posters to learn more about their corresponding BCS Programs!

Top Left: Victor Hsu, Founder of luxury sneaker brand Facto
Top Right: Matthew Morgan, Co-Founder of AFROPUNK
Bottom Right: Boris Ginet, Chef and Owner of Risbo Restaurant

Top Left: Keeth Smart, US Sabre Fencer & Olympian
Top Right: Paola Mendoza, Director & Author and Michael Skolnik, Entrepreneur and Activist.
Center: Justin Bazdarich, Restaurateur & Owner of Speedy Romeo and Oxomoco.

Top Left: Michelle Reid, Owner & Host of Bisou Bisou Restaurant
Top Right: Lucas Denton, Chef & Co-Founder of the Brownsville Community Culinary Center
Center: Curly Girl Collective, experiential marketing group that specializes in multicultural beauty.
Bottom Right: Michaela Angela Davis, Activist & Writer

Top Left: Joe Holder, Performance & Health Consultant
Center: Jacqueline Woodson, Author
Bottom Left: Ethan Hayutt, Dancer, Athlete, Model & Actor

Top Right: Debbie Hardy, Owner of Martine’s Dream Boutique
Center: Linda Sarsour, Activist & Community Organizer
Bottom Left: Yahdon Israel, Writer & Founder of Literary Swag

Top Right: Teresita Fernandez, Visual Artist
Center: Hard Hittin Harry, DJ & Producer
Bottom Left: Lorraine West, Jewelry Designer
Bottom Right:  Debbie Hardy, Owner of Martine’s Dream Boutique

Top Left: Kimberly Drew, Writer, Curator & Activist
Bottom Left: Darnell Moore, Writer & Activist
Bottom Right: Abby Stein, Activist & Author

Hear more from our ONE Brooklyn Community Ambassadors:

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Previous ONE Brooklyn Community Campaigns in the News:

Through a generous gift from Investors Bank, BCS has launched its ONE Brooklyn Community MTA campaign for the fourth year running. The public service poster campaign has been seen on various subway stops around the borough and featured notable and diverse Brooklynites from media, arts and entertainment, interior design, fashion, cuisine, education, and social justice activism.

Read more about the campaign in press coverage below:

The Advocate

Our Time Press

Caribbean Life

New York Trend

News Americas Now

Brooklyn Paper

The 2018 ONE Brooklyn Community Campaign is Powered by:

Investors Bank

View the 2017 ONE Brooklyn Community Campaign here>>

View the 2016 ONE Brooklyn Community Campaign here>>

View the 2015 ONE Brooklyn Community Campaign here>>