Get Involved!

Joining our organization is the first, easiest and most accessible way to show support for your neighborhood. As a member of OBCDC you show that you're a part of that investment and support our mission to bring together civic leaders to develop a vibrant place.


Old Brooklyn is a community full of civic pride and we'd like make it easier for you to get involved. We hear all the time from neighbors who'd like to volunteer for events, participate in cleaning or greening activities, or just offer themselves for community service.  If you are interested, click the blue button below and fill out the form.  We'll get in touch when opportunities arise!


¿Quiere ayudar a mejorar nuestra comunidad? Por favor, llene este formulario para recibir más información sobre como usted puede conectar con la comunidad. 


OBCDC Committees

Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation is a non-profit in our community with the mission to develop and revitalize the community by uniting and empowering residents, business leaders, and government around plans and initiatives to achieve social, economic and civic improvement.

To that end our board has developed various committees where individuals can get involved on a higher level.  Below are the current committees, descriptions of each and what we're looking for in potential members.  Below you'll find information on each committee; if you're interested in applying click the button on the bottom.

 

Marketing Committee

We're looking for: Individuals with experience in Marketing, Communications, Social Media promotion, Photography/Videography, Graphic Design, Writing.

What we do: The committee meets regularly to discuss efforts to promote the community to future residents and businesses as well as engage people to market events and activities. Often the committee develops strategies and tools for engagement and outreach.


Neighborhood Development Committee

We're looking for: Individuals with experience in commercial and residential development, real estate law/contracts, property brokerage, construction, historic preservation, real estate financing

What we do: The Committee meets bi-annually to review neighborhood development projects and strategies.  A sub-committee focused solely on housing rehabilitation works regularly with CDC staff on potential projects and other sub-committees or meetings are called on an as-needed basis. Committee members engage individually with CDC staff around their expertise as particular needs and projects arise.  


Greenspace Committee

We're looking for: Individuals with interest and/or knowledge of gardening, managing/planning beautification projects,  trees and the Reforest Our City initiative, environmental stewardship

What we do: The committee meets regularly to pursue neighborhood greening projects, organize volunteer efforts, host educational events and advise Ben Franklin Community Garden.  


Community Health Advisory Committee

We're looking for: Individuals with experience in public health, policy or social services.

What we do: Old Brooklyn CDC is working to develop a Community Health lens for its work in the community.  Efforts will design a new framework for supporting the neighborhood on a variety of social determinants of health.  Committee will also guide search for additional resources and support.


Education Committee

We're looking for: Individuals with background in education, teachers, parents, students, experts in nutrition and recreation/health fitness.

What we do: The education committee will focus on Old Brooklyn education programming and priorities, support outreach staff in efforts to connect with schools and education institutions to enhance opportunities for Old Brooklyn students.


Fundraising Committee

We're looking for: Individuals with experience in fundraising, planning major events and galas, those with relationships to foundations or corporations with major sponsorship operations.

What we do: The committee identifies, connects and secures resources to support OBCDC.  Members will have opportunity to serve on Host Committee for "An Old Brooklyn Nite" 2017 fundraiser.