Research Report Empowering Young People to Make Their Place: A Case Study of the Marcus Garvey Clubhouse in Brownsville, Brooklyn
Mark Treskon, Sino Esthappan
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Key takeaway: Collaborative youth clubhouse changes perceptions of community safety

Abstract: This report describes how the Marcus Garvey Clubhouse uses arts and culture to revitalize and reimagine community safety in a high crime, low income neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. Drawing on interviews and focus groups with program participants, program staff, and funders, this case study finds that actively engaging with the needs of youth and empowering them to design and program a community space can foster economic opportunities and enhance perceptions of neighborhood safety.

Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth
Tags Employment Economic well-being Arts and culture Delinquency and crime Youth employment and training Neighborhoods and youth development Creative placemaking
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center