BENEFITING: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
I run nearly every day for health, well being, and fitness. Running has had numerous benefits for me: a better cardiovascular system, weight loss, and happiness. However, this amazing world we live in, with all its complexity and potential, is hardly about my own well being - it is about community, support, and helping each other achieve great and beautiful things. The arts and humanities are the basis of what make us truly human and compassionate. Music, painting, and all of the arts cause us to wonder about our limitations, exceed them, but ultimately realize that we need each other to thrive. I would like to run for the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and the infinite potential that resides in its patchwork quilt of people.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), the nation's first community development organization, partners with area residents and businesses to improve the quality of life in long-blighted areas of Central Brooklyn. Our goals are to attract investment, improve the business climate, foster the economic self-sufficiency of families, enhance family stability, and promote the arts and culture. Through these activities, we seek to spur resident's economic stability and transform Central Brooklyn into a safe, vibrant place to live, work and visit. Restoration was founded in 1967 with the bipartisan support of New York Senators Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Jacob Javits. Since it's inception, Restoration has brought over $600 million in public and private investments to Central Brooklyn.