Project Jumpstart winners
See the Project Jumpstart winners for the month of November and learn about how they're helping their communities.
Changing lives through the classroom
Anwer's grant will go to support Turning Point Brooklyn, a program that provides housing, education, health, and social service programs to residents of greater Brooklyn. Anwer is incredibly happy to be able to give back to Turning Point, which has helped him get his GED.
Bringing our South Asian community together
Kasim's grant will support the Pak Indo American Women Association, a new organization in the Midwood area of Brooklyn, that provides resources for the Indians, Pakistanis, Tibetan and Bengalis in the area. The sponsorship will help with supplies, trips, lunches, and space rentals for their summer school program.
Inspiring our future engineers
Abdul's grant will go to support over 1,200 local low-income children who study at the after-school program at the Jacob A. Riis Settlement in Long Island City. The sponsorship with specifically go to provide "STEM" kits to teach children about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Abdul hopes that this will help inspire our future engineers, doctors, and technology entrepreneurs.
Helping people overcome addiction
Miguel's grant will support the Washington Heights Corner Project, an initiative that provides a safe place for people struggling with drug and substance addiction to get support and services. The mission of the Project is to improve the health and quality of life of those who struggle with drug addiction. Miguel saw a video about the program and was inspired to support their cause after seeing the need for its services in Washington Heights, an area where he used to work.