Each year, RHI engages over 450 youth from 6th grade through age 24. Our youth development programs offer year-round support for middle schoolers, high schoolers and young adults. These programs ensure that Red Hook youth can work toward academic success, explore careers, develop life skills, strengthen social support systems and lead by example in their neighborhood.
Our approach builds leadership of youth and adult residents to address issues facing the neighborhood. Community building programs work to drive positive change and increase social cohesion to build a more resilient Red Hook. This past year, the Community building team prioritized issues such as unsafe public housing conditions, discriminatory over-policing and transit access.
Investing in Residents
RHI is one of the largest community employers with over 150 youth and adults from Red Hook on staff. RHI hires locally and invests in residents who will improve their lives and the community in which they work. We believe participants will contribute greatly to programming and leadership roles within RHI as well as the broader non-profit community.