When Make-A-Wish Metro New York realized that children in the outer boroughs of New York City were waiting longer to get their wishes granted because of an insufficient number of volunteers, we set our sights on lowering their wait time.
A large part of our initiative included creating Community Councils in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Launched in January 2018, our Community Councils consist of community leaders willing to help with recruitment, engagement, and retention of volunteers to help enhance mission delivery. They work alongside medical and community relations efforts on behalf of Make-A-Wish Metro New York in their neighborhoods.
Brooklyn Community Council
Khari Edwards, Chair
VP, External Affairs, Brooklyn Hospital and Medical Center
CEO, Altopax Inc.
Community Affairs Director, Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams
Lead Founder, Ivy Hill Preparatory Charter School
Police Officer Anthony Passaro
NYPD Community Affairs Bureau, Brooklyn/Staten Island Outreach
Founder/CEO, Creating Legacies
Licensed Real Estate Broker (NRBA, NAREB, AREAA, CDPE)
For more information on the Brooklyn Community Council, email Erica Sandoval at firstname.lastname@example.org.