We are Red Hook Initiative, a community based nonprofit impacting the lives of over 6,500 residents of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Together, we can create change from within.

Who We Are

At Red Hook Initiative (RHI) we believe that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society.

Our Mission

What We Do

Youth development, community building and community hiring are at the core of our approach to strengthening Red Hook’s future. RHI’s model gives young people and residents the tools, resources and opportunities they need to interrupt the systems and barriers that perpetuate historic inequities for the Red Hook community. Residents lead the way toward a more equitable, hopeful future.

Our Model

Why It Matters

RHI confronts generations of institutional racism and inequity. We serve Brooklyn’s largest public housing community with a model that prioritizes youth and residents needs first.

Our Impact