Bronx Justice Corps

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The Bronx Justice Corps has been serving the South Bronx since 2008. Phipps Neighborhoods, a multi-service nonprofit organization, operates the program. Additional services are provided by Youth Represent, which helps Corps members with legal issues such as correcting their criminal records and housing rights. The Robin Hood Foundation has supported job placement and retention and other alumni services for the Bronx Justice Corps. A special feature of the program is the Peer Leadership Academy, which offers alumni the opportunity to continue their engagement in the Justice Corps as mentors for new Corps members.

As the longest running NYC Justice Corps program, the Bronx Justice Corps has completed 63 service projects that have made a real difference in the community’s built environment and in local social service organizations. Projects have included renovating spaces for older adults at the Betances Senior Center and Hudson Senior Center, renovating the cafeteria space used by after school programs in the Claremont Neighborhood Center, helping to paint an outdoor mural at PS 47, creating a fruit and vegetable garden at the El Batey de Dona Provi community garden, painting and working in the Gospel Baptist Church food pantry, and painting classrooms and relaying the gymnasium floor at the Puerto Rican Family Institute.

Contact
Vanessa Vanterpool
Program Director
Phipps Neighborhoods
1409 Fulton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
347.329.4004, ext. 5050
VVanterpool@phippsny.org