BENEFITING: CENTER FOR NULEADERSHIP ON URBAN SOLUTIONS INC
Help us raise $250,000 to launch a Crumb Rubber Recycling Plant in Hunts Point, Bronx!
We secured a 52,000 sq. ft warehouse. Now we are working to turn it into a green Crumb Rubber Recycling Plant that will not only create over 200 jobs, but also house a green economy training center on the second floor. We are launching a capital campaign to begin renovating the warehouse into a full-fledged Crumb Rubber Recycling Plant and we need your help to make this become a reality.
Our newly established crumb rubber facility will create hundreds of jobs. It will provide immediate work opportunities for hard to employ populations such as people in recovery and citizens returning from jail or prison. This project offers a true economic stimulus package for community development in an emerging green economy and addresses a number of pressing issues at the same time.
Employment promotes strong work ethics through meaningful labor relations where men and women can develop valuable skills, while contributing to the support of their children and families. It allows them to engage in responsible activities that support community revitalization, because the project will be housed in a renovated state of the art facility in the Hunts Point industrial park.
Equally as important, it supports the local, state and federal tax base through the extraction of property and consumer sales tax, payroll tax and a range of other related taxes, all of which contribute to the community’s upward mobility. The project will create a beautiful environment on a waterfront property, designed after the google model to stimulate staff productivity and community accessibility.
"As a formally incarcerated person, I am convinced, that landing a job shortly after being released from prison, was the vehicle that allowed me to reunite my family and build the foundation on which I stand as a professional in the field today."
-- Dr. Divine Pryor, Executive Director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions.