Brookside Community Development Corporation accomplishes this mission through a focus on three main initiatives: reentry, youth development, and housing. Brookside Community Reentry assists men and women reentering from incarceration, homelessness, and addiction. Brookside Community Play helps children and youth overcome the effects of trauma through play-based out-of-school time opportunities. Brookside Community Housing provides safe and dignified housing opportunities for families and individuals in the Brookside neighborhood.
Junior League supported Brookside’s Play program to utilize its youth development program to provide essential services to children and families that are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential services will be rendered in the form of daytime learning hubs for students that have decided to continue with e-learning, an after school program for elementary-age children that mitigates learning loss and promotes healthy lifestyles, and a program for teenagers that instills hope through education and employability.