Shopping Spree for Shelter Residents
(Top left, clockwise): Dominick from the Atlantic Mens's Shelter shopping; samples of clothing and material in the store; Amanda from the Kensington Women's Shelter shopping with volunteer Susan McCoy; and the storefront window.
The holiday season was over, but a partnership between advertising group Six Plus One and the group Hoodies for the Homeless wanted to extend the season by giving gifts to CAMBA's individuals and families living in each of our 10 shelters. They created an effort called For the Greater Hood and spent months gathering donations of winter clothes, shoes, and accessories for all ages. They rented a pop-up store near the Barclays Center for the MLK Holiday weekend January 19-21, and provided buses for shelter residents to come and "shop" in a wonderful boutique-like space. Volunteers helped clients sort through the clothing, and everyone was guaranteed three items of their choosing. They arranged for a barber to provide free haircuts. It was a special and most unforgettable event.
Beautification at the Albany Houses Cornerstone
West Elm Volunteers painting one of three rooms at the Cornerstone community space.
On a very chilly morning of January 21st, volunteers from the Brooklyn-based furniture and lifestyle company West Elm put their time and effort into painting the Albany Houses Cornerstone community space. The team painted three rooms, which gave the space a fresh new look. CAMBA thanks West Elm for their generosity and enthusiasm in brightening the surroundings.
State Lawmakers Tour CAMBA
(left-to right) CAMBA Housing Ventures Executive Vice President David Rowe, Dalton Richardson, Despina Costalas, Matthew D’Onofrio, Allen Pierre, Godfre Bayalama and CAMBA Housing Ventures Vice President Margaret Taddy
CAMBA and CAMBA Housing Ventures once again had a chance to share our accomplishments with lawmakers--this time legislative staff from New York State. President & CEO Joanne Oplustil greeted representatives from the offices of six of our elected officials who toured CAMBA Gardens II and then participated in a discussion about community needs and CAMBA’s Brooklyn support services led by from Executive Vice Presidents Valerie Barton-Richardson , Sharon Browne and David Rowe . The gathering was suggested by Assemblymember Diana Richardson, who herself toured CAMBA Gardens recently and wanted to share her positive impressions with her fellow lawmakers. Attendees represented State Senators Andrew Gounardes, Zellnor Myrie and Roxanne Persaud; and Assemblymembers Rodneyse Bichotte, N. Nick Perry and Ms. Richardson.
Health and Hope at the Howard Houses Cornerstone
Youth learning perfect "cobra" poses at the Howard House Cornerstone health fair.
On Saturday, January 26th the Howard House Cornerstone hosted their 2nd annual health fair. The goal of the Health Fair was to promote healthy living for the Howard Community, targeting the four pillars of health identified as necessities for all: Physical Health, Social-Emotional Health, Community Health and Mental Health. Participants enjoyed workshops on yoga, the martial arts and improvisation.
Run for CAMBA!
Runners from the 2018 race.
Ready, set, sign-up for NYCRUNS Annual 5K and 10K Run in Prospect Park on April 20th. NYCRUNS holding their Annual Prospect Park Run benefiting CAMBA and you can help, too. Support CAMBA by starting your own fundraiser and encouraging your friends and family to join the race to Build a Better Brooklyn! Click here to start your fundraiser today and help CAMBA support New York communities in need.
Celebrating Phenomenal Brooklyn Girls
(Left to right) Kayla-Sole Burchell, Amaya Franklyn, Assistant Program Manager of iCare Venetta Vanhorn and Administrator of SUNY Downstate Family Medicine Department Nkiruka Nwokoye
CAMBA in partnership with SUNY Downstate Medical Center hosted the Phenomenal Girls Symposium Girl - 2 - Girl talk and video launch on January 31st. Despite the freezing temperatures, young girls and women made it to the symposium to get a first look at the new video celebrating and encouraging them. The Phenomenal Girls Symposium also engaged the audience on what it means to be a phenomenal girl. To watch the video click here.
News 12 Covers CAMBA's Flagstone Families
On Friday February 1st, reporter Tony Chau from News 12 Brooklyn visited the Flagstone Family Shelter. He brought with him a donation of nearly 40 News 12 jackets and coats from the entire staff. The outerwear will help keep those in need warm through the long winter. To watch the full story click here.
CAMBA Career Corner
CAMBA offers excellent career opportunities to candidates who are interested in growing with one of New York City's largest multi-services nonprofit providers. Please visit  to learn more about our programs and achievements.
CAMBA is hiring for the following positions:
  • Recruiter, Human Resources Department -- details here
  • Supervisor II (Clinical), Magnolia House Women's Shelter -- details here
  • Supervisor II (Clinical), Atlantic House Men's Shelter -- details here
  • Recreation Coordinator, The Kings Inn Family Shelter -- details here
  • Registered Nurse, Health Home -- details here
  • Social Worker, LTW for Transfer Schools in Brooklyn/Manhattan -- details here
  • Director of Social Services, Park Avenue Residence -- details here
  • Vice President, Human Resources - details here
  • Supervisor I (Facility Coordinator), Atlantic House Men's Shelter -- details here
  • Project Coordinator II (Clinical Coordinator), The Landing Family Shelter--details here
  • After School Programs, Multiple Brooklyn Sites -- details here
  • Project Coordinator II (Clinical Coordinator), The Landing Family Shelter -- details here
CAMBA connects New Yorkers to opportunities through its dedicated staff, who are trained to provide solutions to the biggest challenges of life in New York.
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