OUR NUMBER ONE GOAL IS TO OWN

ELM HAS BEEN RUNNING SINCE 2013. WE STARTED WITH VERY LITTLE TO NO RESOURCES OTHER THAN THE DEVOTION TO HELP CREATE A SAFE SPACE FOR YOUTH OF COLOR IN GENTRIFYING NEIGHBORHOODS. IT WAS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT AS OUR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS CONTINUED TO CHANGE THAT THE YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY ALSO HAD ACCESS TO ALL THE MUSIC, ART, MEDIA, VISIBILITY COMING INTO BUSHWICK AND NEW YORK PERIOD ! SINCE 2013 WE HAVE BEEN IN OVER A DOZEN SPACES AND HAVE BEEN PUSHED OUT AND DISPLACED FROM EVERY SINGLE ONE. WE RECENTLY SIGNED A LEASE TO A NEW HUB IN BUSHWICK AND OUR MAIN GOAL CONTINUES TO BE TO OWN. AS PEOPLE OF COLOR IT IS IMPORTANT THAT NOT ONLY WE OWN BUT WE SHOW AND TEACH OUR YOUTH HOW TO RECLAIM THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS. LEARN MORE ABOUT US AND GET ON BOARD WITH SUPPORTING ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION YOU WILL EVER MEET.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT FROM ALL THE OTHER COMMUNITY ORGS & NON PROFITS GETTING MAJOR FUNDING THAT WE DONT? 
WE ARE LOYAL TO THE CAUSE AND THE MISSION BECAUSE WE FIGHT FOR WHAT HAS AFFECTED US GENERATIONALLY  AND SYSTEMATICALLY. WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO PROVIDE THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH THE RESOURCES THAT WERE NEVER PROVIDED TO US AND THAT WE ALL TRULY DESERVE. OUR BUILDING WILL CONSIST OF AN ENTIRE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS HUB WITH A FEW APARTMENTS FOR HOMELESS YOUTH. WE WILL HIRE THE YOUTH WHO AGE OUT TO BE THE NEXT LADERS AND MENTORS OF THIS COMMUNITY. 

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