CAMBA In Brownsville
Ground-breaking at Van Dyke II with developers and contractors, joined by CAMBA Executive Vice Presient Sharon Browne, fifth from the left.
There’s additional affordable housing coming to the Brownsville neighborhood and CAMBA will be involved. CAMBA Executive Vice President for Health and Housing Services Sharon Browne joined the groundbreaking for the start of construction of the new 180 affordable housing units called Van Dyke II and located on property of the Van Dyke Houses of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Fifty-four units will be reserved for formerly homeless households through Mayor de Blasio’s NYC 15/15 supportive housing initiative, and CAMBA will provide support services for these individuals. Our own CAMBA Housing Ventures (CHV) expanded Van Dyke Houses by building 603 Mother Gaston Blvd., a $56 million affordable and supportive housing community with 101 apartments. And soon, CAMBA will add its affordable housing and supportive services development at Hegeman Avenue.

This amplifies CAMBA’s considerable presence and commitment to the Brownsville area, which includes a Learning to Work program at The Community School at Brownsville Academy; after-school programs at the Beacon School 271, and the Cornerstone Community Center at NYCHA’s Howard Houses; also including the Brownsville In Violence Out (BIVO) program; the Flagstone Family Shelter; and the family support Safecare program.
Volunteers from west elm at Beacon PS 164
Volunteers from west elm prepare to work with youth in PS 164's afterschool program.
Twelve volunteers from the Global Sourcing Team at west elm, the Brooklyn-based furniture and lifestyle store, brought their energy and expertise to work with youth at CAMBA’s afterschool program at Beacon PS 164. The team first assisted the young people with their homework and then engaged with them in club activities that ranged from photography, art, film, video games, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects. The day's events on November 20th were the latest of many volunteer efforts at CAMBA from west elm staff over the past 18 months.
CAMBA In the News
Sharon Browne wrote an opinion article for The Hill outlining the need to continue full funding for 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S.. Sharon wrote:
" I have been working with people living with HIV and AIDS for more than two decades. I know that without the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program, U.S. efforts to address this disease would not have been as successful."

Her November 6th article appears here .
Pitch Perfect for Small Business Services
CAMBA Small Business Services (SBS) held its first 60-Second Pitch competition for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in partnership with BKLYN Commons , a co-working space. The candidates competed through five rounds in the contest to make their best business pitch in front of other entrepreneurs, family and friends on November 21 st at BKLYN Commons. Prior to the contest, they each took part in two preparatory workshops with CAMBA SBS. The first place winner was Tiffiny Brown (photo right), founder of The Suite I Do , a stylish non-denominational micro-wedding and elopement company . Second place went to Tamara Hayes who owns Crown Inspired; and third place went to 10-year old Obocho Peters, founder of I Am Obocho, his own company.
(left-to-right) : Obocho Peters, Tiffiny Brown and Tamara Hayes
Big Apple Film Festival Shows CAMBA Film
(Left-to-right) Michelle Montgomery, Emmanuel Edwards, Desi Waters, Roslyn Campbell, Lisa Koffler and film production assistant Jayme Mallay
CAMBA’s Project ALY (Accept LGBTQ Youth) short film, “My Daughter, Tyler” had its big moment at the Big Apple Film Festival on November 19. The film was accepted for showing in the LGBTQ category and played to an enthusiastic audience at Chelsea’s Cinepolis Theater. The Big Apple Film Festival, named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals,” and among Film Freeway’s “Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival,”  is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community. There was a Q & A following the showing of “My Daughter, Tyler” with Project ALY's Roslyn Campbell and the stars of the film, Emmanual Edwards and Desi Waters. Project ALY is thankful for the opportunity to help bring attention to the issue of family acceptance of LGBTQ youth to a wider audience.
500 Meals for 500 Families
Helping to distribute turkeys on Staten Island: (left-to-right) Elvira Ferrara, Father Fredy O. Patino Montoya, CAMBA Case Manager Adinah Ben-Yahudah and Eric Woodlin of BFC Parters
Thank you to all for your generous contribution to our 500 Holiday Meals for 500 Families campaign. Your contribution not only helped provide turkeys and the fixings for our neighbors in need, it will also help keep our Beyond Emergency Food Pantry stocked during the winter months.

CAMBA also would like to thank partners and supporters who contributed by donating turkeys, including BFC Partners, a development group that donated 25 turkeys to residents at Castleton Preservation, an affordable housing site on Staten Island where CAMBA provides supportive services.


Brevoort Cornerstone's Adopt-a-Grandparent
For the past three years, the Brevoort Cornerstone Community Center has had a Thanksgiving dinner that unites its after-school youth program with the seniors program. Both occupy the center at the Brevoort Houses of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Each year, the youth select the senior who will be their table mate at the "Adopt a Grandparent" dinner.

"My intention is to build a bridge between the two programs," said Cornerstone Director Frances Platt , who also cooked two turkeys and a ham for the feast. Nearly 150 youth and seniors participated this year.
8-year old Samantha and her adopted grandparent Maud Davis
From Homeless To Feeling Blessed
Last year, CAMBA helped 4,616 New Yorkers with emergency, supportive & affordable housing.
 
Mrs. M. found permanent, affordable housing at CAMBA Gardens where 60% of apartments are reserved for the previously homeless. Please help us continue to support our communities in the coming year. Give a generous gift to CAMBA today.
Where you can find your next career path
CAMBA offers excellent career opportunities to candidates who are interested in growing with one of New York City's largest multi-service nonprofit providers. Please visit  CAMBA.org/careers  to learn more about our programs and achievements.

CAMBA is hiring for the following positions:
  • Beacon Director, PS 164--details here
  • Prevention Coordinator, MSM HIV Prevention Navigation Program--details here
  • Supervisor I, Flagstone Family Shelter--details here
  • Supervisor I, The Landing Family Shelter--details here
  • Supervisor II (Clinical), Broadway House Women's Shelter--details here
  • Supervisor II (Clinical), CAMBA Gardens II--details here
  • Supervisor II (Clinical), Park Slope Shelter for Women--details here
  • Supervisor II, SafeCare Family Services--details here
  • Job Developer, Learning to Work (Brooklyn locations)--details here
  • Accountant I, Fiscal Department, Affiliated Corps. and Performance-Based Unit --details here
  • Attorney, CAMBA Legal Services, Housing Unit (Brooklyn)--details here
  • Attorney, CAMBA Legal Services, Housing Unit (Staten Island)--details here
  • Supervisor II (Clinical), Magnolia House Women's Shelter--details here
  • Recreation Coordinator, Flagstone Family Center--details here
  • Client Care Supervisor, Kings Inn Family Center--details here
  • Client Care Supervisor, Flagstone Family Center--details here
  • Client Care Supervisor, Park Avenue Residence--details here
  • Clinical Coordinator, Scattered Site Housing Program (SSHP)--details here
  • Director of Security and Operations, Magnolia House Women's Shelter--details here
  • Director of Training, Human Resources Department--details here
  • Supervising Attorney Housing, CAMBA Legal Services (CLS)--details here
  • Supervisor II (Clinical), Gabriel House Supportive Housing Program-- details here
  • Clinical Program Manager, Health Home--details here
  • Director of Security and Operations, The Kings Inn Family Shelter--details here
  • Program Director, CAMBA Opportunity House Men's Shelter--details here
  • Project Manager, CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc.--details here
  • Supervisor I, CAMBA Initiating Change Around Reproductive Empowerment (iCARE)--details here
  • Case Manager II, Via Vyse Supportive Housing--details here
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