Philip Hawkins is a long-time resident of North Crown Heights and president of The Block at Prospect Place. He is best known as the President of The Friends of Brower Park.
Brower Park is located adjacent to the Brooklyn Children's Museum. A few years ago, Brower Park began to exhibit signs of neglect and Mr. Hawkins sought to form a group of volunteers to clean up the park, which at that time was filled with trash.
In 2009, Hawkins and other neighborhood residents formed The Friends of Brower Park with the mission to ensure that the park would be a clean and safe environment for the residents of North Crown Heights.
Vivia Morgan and her son, Shawn Negus Clark, are the driving force behind Friends of Wingate Park, a volunteer group with a mission to enlighten youth on ways to help the environment while keeping the park and neighborhood clean.
Abu Naser Khaliquzzaman, a native of Bangladesh, is the President of World Trade Promotion Center, Inc., a Brooklyn based producer and distributor of American Food and Agriculture commodities. The company markets their products under the New Market Foods, American Halal, American Grain Products and Soya America brands.Known to his friends as Zaman, Mr. Khaliquzzaman and his family migrated to the United States in 1997. Zaman earned a B.S. and M.S. in Pharmacy, and he is married to Saiveda Akhter (also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Pharmacy), and they have one child, Istiak Zaman, a 9th grade National Honor student.
BRIAN HALLORAN grew up outside of Philadelphia and has always loved to make art, to travel and meet people from different cultures. At the age of 18, he joined a volunteer program to teach art and English at a teacher training college in Mozambique. “It was a powerful and beautiful year. I was able to travel the country and paint murals with students about community life,” Brian shared. “It made me realize how art can diminish social boundaries, even ones that have deep historical roots.”
Dr. Susan Fox is a tireless community organizer and mother of two. Her first child was due September 12, 2001, and after the events of September 11, she decided to focus on quality of life and community issues. Since that time, Dr. Fox has championed efforts to create online and offine networks of people who can support each other in and around the community.
In July 2002, Dr. Fox founded Park Slope Parents (PSP), which now includes 4,000 families in the Brooklyn area who support each other online by sharing information about parenting and urban living. PSP partners with non-pro t organizations to provide child-related items (e.g., clothing, cribs, and blankets) for needy families.
I would like to thank St. Saviour Elementary School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”