Success Stories

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Tenant Organizing

In the case of 306 Harman Street, the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council's LEAP team applied their expertise and skills to preserve all six affordable rent stabilized apartments in a six-unit building in the heart of gentrifying Bushwick.

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Meet Maria

"The stress of doing everything for myself was taking its toll on my health. Having a Home Health Aide has changed everything!" Maria, an elderly tenant in one of RBSCC's seven senior buildings seemed to be showing signs of depression. When Aidee Reyes, the Social Services Coordinator for the building in which Maria lives, noticed these signs, she took immediate action.

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Alison's Story

Meet Alison Cordero. As a tenant organizer for over 20 years at St. Nicholas Housing, Alison worked night and day to inform tenants of their rights and to assist them in maintaining them. On one of those nights, Alison fell victim to an almost fatal stroke. 

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My Name is Adans

From the time I was in elementary school until today, RBSCC's programs have helped prepare me for college. 

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Gladys & Raul

My name is Raul. The Diana H. Jones Senior Center has rescued me from a state of depression. Let me tell you my story…

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Ramone's Journey

Ramone has advice for those who've left school before graduation. "Go back! Stay focused and give your best. You can't give up, because it's worth it. You are worth it. Having an education is worth it."

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