As the nation observes the upcoming anniversary of September 11, 2001, New York City-based post-9/11 veterans and supporters of The Mission Continues are deploying to Brownsville for an impactful service project.
Located in Brooklyn, Brownsville is a community of almost 90,000 residents and has long been one of New York City’s most dangerous neighborhoods. For decades, Brownsville has struggled with the highest rates of housing instability, unemployment, child welfare involvement, incarceration and chronic disease in Brooklyn.
Since 2016, The Mission Continues Brooklyn Platoon has been focusing its efforts to revitalizing neighborhood parks so that our combined efforts in Brownsville can be a catalyst to improving the community and so that we can create a new narrative of prosperity and change that residents have been longing for.
Veterans, community members, and supporters will spend this day of service working side-by-side to revitalize Van Dyke Playground to ensure that residents have a beautiful safe space to play and gather with neighbors, friends, and family.
This service project is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Mission Continues and the Brownsville Partnership and is designed to create quality public spaces that positively contribute to people’s health, happiness, and well being in Brownsville.
We look forward to having you serve alongside us.
What To Wear :
Clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We'll provide everyone with a brand new The Mission Continues shirt.
There's plenty of street parking available.
Certain host organizations, such as schools, may prohibit volunteers with certain types of criminal convictions from participating in a service project. Accordingly, The Mission Continues is requesting your consent to conduct a criminal background check in the event that your Platoon is engaging in a service project with a host organization that requires a criminal background check. By checking the box below, you authorize The Mission Continues to conduct a criminal background check.
If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.