Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Fifth Avenue Committee of Brooklyn, New York, in 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Fifth
Avenue Committee of Brooklyn, New York, in 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals that are devoted to the welfare of the community
and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 35th Anniversary of the Fifth Avenue Committee of Brooklyn,
New York, in 2013; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated at a
Benefit Reception, to be held at the BAM Cafe in the Brooklyn Academy of
Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday, June 11,
2013; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1978, The Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) is a commu-
nity organization in South Brooklyn, New York, that advances economic
and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where resi-
dents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals, as well as the
power to shape the community's future; and
WHEREAS, FAC is a nationally-recognized nonprofit community develop-
ment corporation that works to transform the lives of over 5,000 low-
and moderate-income New Yorkers annually so that all can live and work
with dignity and respect while making the community more equitable,
sustainable, inclusive, and just; and
WHEREAS, To achieve its mission, FAC develops and manages affordable
housing and community facilities, creates economic opportunities and
ensures access to economic stability, organizes residents and workers,
offers student-centered adult education, and combats displacement caused
by gentrification; and
WHEREAS, FAC's Principles in Action include: combining organizing and
development; building community beyond geographic boundaries; promoting
community control and accountability; striving for innovative solutions;
modeling sustainability; including the entire community; and collaborat-
ing effectively; and
WHEREAS, FAC has developed more than 600 units of affordable housing
for low and moderate-income families in over 100 buildings; it brought
more than $300 million in direct investment for community development
into the South Brooklyn neighborhoods through these efforts; and
WHEREAS, In addition, under the outstanding leadership of its Execu-
tive Director, Michelle de la Uz, FAC maintains safe, decent, affordable
housing for nearly 400 families in South Brooklyn and has created over
500 good jobs for low-income community residents, and trained and placed
another 1200 residents into decent jobs; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents an opportunity for this
Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the Fifth Avenue
Committee of Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an organ-
ization of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our atten-
tion, it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Fifth Avenue Committee of Brook-
lyn, New York, in 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Fifth Avenue Committee of Brooklyn, New York.


  • 31 / May / 2013
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
  • 04 / Jun / 2013

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