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Project Jumpstart winners

March 2017

From building robots to saving animals, read about how two New York City partners are moving our communities forward and building a better future for our city.

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Inspiring innovation through robotics


Narcisse's grant will go to support 5030 Team, Second Mouse of FIRST Robotics, a program that teaches kids robotics and the fundamentals of building a business using robotics. The program, which was started by Dean Kamen and MIT professor Woodie Flowers, is a leading not-for-profit STEM engagement program for kids worldwide. Narcisse first became involved with FIRST when he was 16 years old, and since has become a leader in developing our next generation of developers through his mentorship in the program. His Project Jumpstart grant will go to support more than 50 kids in the program.


Opening doors with basketball


Frankie's Project Jumpstart grant will go to support the Bronx Holy Flames, a semi-professional basketball team based in the Bronx. The team is an outlet for young adults to get off the street, try out for the team, and have a chance of playing basketball professionally. The team is part of the American Basketball Association (ABA), the most diversified professional sports league in history.

The Bronx Holy Flames will be entering their 3rd season in the ABA and play their games at Bronx Community College if you'd like to catch a game and support the team.


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