Written by: Charlotte Lipman, 2018 Trailblazer On December 5th, guests gathered for the 26th JAR Annual Tribute Gala to celebrate a shared passion for making New York City a better and safer place. In accepting the Reisenbach Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to New York City, Bill Bratton, former NYPD commissioner and current Executive Chairman
The Police Athletic League (PAL) “Youth Link” program provides youth who are at risk of entering or recidivating into the justice system with supportive services. In turn, these individuals can pursue higher education, careers, and mentorship. Youth Link targets young people ages 9 to 16 referred to PAL from the New York City Department of
New York Cares is the largest volunteer organization in New York City. The Reisenbach Foundation is proud to partner with them to provide “Career Preparation for Formerly Incarcerated Adults.” Once a person is released from prison, they typically have little or no work experience that can be transferrable to their new life. New York Cares
Foster Pride is a nonprofit focused on working with young people who are in the foster care system. Statistics on foster care are startling; 7 out of every 10 homeless people were in the foster system. Additionally, 68% of former foster children have been on food stamps. Foster Pride works to reduce this phenomenon.
Citizens Committee has been a partner of the Reisenbach Foundation since 1999. With their micro- grants of $500- $3,000, residents of New York City can have their neighborhood initiatives funded. Our Reisenbach Safety Grants help reduce and prevent crime in low income neighborhoods throughout New York City. Our support has gone towards projects such as
Lauren Busch is a New Yorker that loves Summer. An active member of our Trailblazer Committee, Lauren is a Global Marketing Analyst at BlackRock. Working, volunteering and enjoying the sun are some of Lauren’s favorite things to do over the summer. Read more about Lauren and her ideal Summer in a Safe City below: What does