Neighbors in Action



  • Legal Hand

    Legal Hand empowers community residents to support their neighbors with the legal information they need.

  • Make It Happen

    Make It Happen helps young men between the ages of 16 and 24 who have experienced violence acquire the tools necessary to overcome traumatic experiences.

  • Youth Impact

    Youth can be transformative leaders, addressing inequity in their communities and the factors that lead to youth involvement in the criminal legal system.  

If you're feeling down, there's help here. If you're bored, it's a positive place. Through Neighbors in Action, I learned to care for myself and gained the confidence to push for what I believe in.
Gariyana, 18 Youth Organizer, YO S.O.S.

Photo Gallery

Cutting the Ribbon

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center celebrates its new identity: Neighbors in Action.

New York City Council Proclamation

Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo honors Neighbors in Action on its twentieth anniversary and for its adoption of a new name: "a name that describes well the bring to collective, inclusive community healing and change."

Panelist in Safety Discussion
What is Safety?

The Center for Justice Innovation convened a panel to discuss neighborhood safety and well-being. Participating are, from left, Errol Louis of NY1, Amy Ellenbogen of Neighbors in Action, Erica Mateo of the Center, Marlon Peterson of the Decarcerated podcast, and Mark Winston Griffith of the Brooklyn Movement Center.

Community Mobilization
Community Mobilization

S.O.S. Peace March in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

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Press Results

  • 2024 Spark Prize Honors Brooklyn's Equity Champions


    Our Neighbors in Action program received Brooklyn Org’s prestigious annual Spark Prize, which recognizes five nonprofits each year working to build racial and social justice in Brooklyn. The five winners of the award were honored at this year’s Spark Breakfast at the Brooklyn Museum. “We want to make Brooklyn a beacon for the world,” said Brooklyn Org president and CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey. “Not just in style, but in equity and justice.”

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As a community-led project, we have hundreds of partners. A few are listed here: Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Jewish Children's Museum, Dreams/Youthbuild, Reconnect Brooklyn, NYLAG, Legal Aid Society, Urban Art Beat, Theater of the Oppressed, Cure Violence, all the members of the Crisis Management System as well as dozens of dedicated volunteers.

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