ONE Brooklyn Community Campaign

For the past three years the ONE Brooklyn Community has become an awareness movement to unite the diverse voices of the borough through volunteerism, philanthropy, and community engagement around issues of poverty in Brooklyn.

In the past ten years there has been a boom in Brooklyn. All across the media, we see reports that Brooklyn is thriving and that new skyscrapers and hot neighborhoods are now home to more and more affluent New Yorkers. But that’s not the entire story of the borough we all love. This resurgence has positioned Brooklyn as the second most expensive place to live in America after Manhattan, but at the same time, government funding for vital programs is sadly shrinking. The gap continues to widen and it has never been a more urgent time to educate and engage the broader Brooklyn community on how connecting people across economic circumstances plays a critical role in Brooklyn’s continued growth and prosperity. Today, 23% of our neighbors in Brooklyn live in poverty. That’s 600,000 people, and many are children, the elderly and people with disabilities, whose stories don’t make it into the tale of Brooklyn’s resurgence.

Joining the ONE Brooklyn Community movement means supporting the many voices and stories that make up our vibrant borough. You are helping to provide people living in undeserved neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn with BCS’s comprehensive programs and services that provide education, job training, self-sufficiency and wellness. With 23% of Brooklynites living in poverty YOUR Voice can make a difference.

Volunteer. Donate. Take Action.
#manyvoices #manystories #onebrooklyncommunity


This September 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 with the clients that BCS serves. The campaign is powered by our partner, Investors Bank. The launch of the ONE Brooklyn Community campaign includes a launch party at Events at Stone Park, mini documentary, social media, traditional media, and community outreach.

Imagery by Mark Holthusen, Art Direction by Maiysha Kai



Left: Chris Hayes, Host of All In, MSNBC
Right: Carla Hall, Co-Host of ABC’s The Chew


Left: Opal Tometi, Community Organizer, Strategist, Writer
Right: Franchesca Ramsey, Writer, Actor, Host


Left: Penel Ghartey, Student & Athlete and Georgia Becker, Student & Activist
Right: Tiq Milan, Writer & Human Rights Activist


Left: Jocelyn Cooper, Partner AFROPUNK
Right: DJ Spinna, DJ, Artist, Music Producer


Left: Nadia Lopez, Mott Hall Bridges Academy Principal & Founder
Right: Kathryn Budig, Author & Yoga Teacher


Left: Celia Rowlson-Hall, Filmmaker & Choreographer and Mia Lidofsky, Director & Writer
Right: Fifi Bell Clanton and Gwendolyn Niles, Owners of The Crabby Shack


Left: Malene Barnett, Designer at Malene B
Right: Anishka Clarke, Interior Designer at Ishka Designs Inc. and Niya Boscom, Interior Designer & Photographer


Many Voices. Many Stories. Read them below.


The 2017 ONE Brooklyn Community Campaign is Powered by:

Investors Bank

View the 2016 ONE Brooklyn Community Campaign here>>

View the 2015 ONE Brooklyn Community Campaign here>>