Awards and Recognition


RBSCC Staff Recognition

Mekela Clarke of Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council was honored at a recognition breakfast to recognize and celebrate COMPASS Afterschool Professionals who were nominated because they "demonstrate a true sense of commitment to the care and development of our young people across the city." Congratulations, Mekela! (May 2017)

RBSCC staff member Ray Vasquez, received the 2014 Star Award from Citymeals-on-Wheels for "outstanding service and for going above and beyond the call of duty" as reported in the Brooklyn Courier article from December 12, 2014. 


Housing Development and Green Housing

The United Revival Housing Apartments, a joint venture between RBSCC and Mennonite United Revival Church, has the distinction of being the first multifamily affordable passive house to be completed in the country. RBSCC has been recognized in a Mennonite World Review article and in a New York Daily News article for this groundbreaking achievement. 

Read about RBSCC's second passive house, Knickerbocker Commons, and the building's notable energy efficiency in NY Observer and  New York Daily News articles. Additionally, Knickerbocker Commons is a featured in the New York City government's mayoral report "One City Built to Last: Transforming New York City's Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future" (see page 36), and in the article "An Active Market for Passive" in the Fall 2015 edition ofOculus (see pages 29-33). 

Read a detailed history of RBSCC's Rheingold Brewery Redevelopment project, the first development of a brownfield site in New York state, in The United States Conference of Mayors report "Reclaiming the Land, Revitalizing Communities" (page 23).