Project Brownstone Honors Inez Dickens

New York-based non-profit in the education sector honors Inez Dickens, a New York City Council member, in its annual award to recognize key members of the community

Project Brownstone, which was founded in 2013 based in part on a 2005 legislation that resulted in the formation of the Amistad Commission, has an annual award to recognize members of the community as part of its larger mission to educate young Americans about their history.

This year the organization will honor Inez Dickens, a member of the New York City Council, representing the 9th District, which includes Central Harlem where the organization is located.

“We want to honor Inez Dickens because she supports organizations like ours and the work that we do throughout Harlem,” said Earl Davis, the Executive Director. “She has dedicated her life to public office here in Harlem,” added Davis, who is a homeowner in Central Harlem and part of her District 9 constituency. 

We want to honor Inez Dickens because she supports organizations like ours and the work that we do throughout Harlem

Earl Davis

Executive Director

The 2nd Annual “Making a Difference” Award will be given during a 2-hour event at Columbia University, and will be part of a larger effort the organization has been undertaking since it was created.

“This year we are focusing on helping underserved students transition from high school to college with our Textbook Stipend Project,” says Earl Davis, the Executive Director, who announced the program last year at the annual award. “Every donation supports our efforts to make sure we send as many students as possible on their way to higher education with our guidance and support.”

The Textbook Stipend Project aims to make the gap from high school to college process easier for students who will receive a stipend for textbooks and supplies. Based on the student’s performance they will be awarded an ongoing support throughout their college experience. The program sent its first awardees to college last September, and was recently a featured article in the Columbia Spectator.

The 2nd Annual “Making a Difference” Award will be presented on May 27, 2015 at Faculty House at Columbia University (64 Morningside Dr.), 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The minimum suggested donation is $30. The event will include a cocktail reception, performance, and presentation of the award.

For more information, contact Project Brownstone (133 W 131st St.) at (212) 694-3526. Its website is projectbrownstone.org


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