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MISSION

Brooklyn Endeavor Experience (BEE)
seeks to improve the quality of our community by partnering with local businesses, community leaders and neighbors to work together to create a clean and safe place to live and work for future generations.  BEE is an advocacy and educational organization that is creating a new generation of green-minded young people. 

BEE is about being Green!



BROOKLYN ENDEAVOR EXPERIENCE, INC.

WISHES YOU SEASONS GREETINGS


Happy Holidays and THINK GREEN!





At this time of year, we’d like to stop and say thank you to

all the visitors we’ve had, and to those who’ve joined our cause.

 

While you’re shopping for loved ones in the next week or so,
we hope you’ll remember all the great organizations that
need your help in this challenging economic climate.

 

 

 WE WISH YOU A HAPPY, SAFE 
AND HEALTHY 2010 HOLIDAY SEASON!

WHAT DOES ENVIRONMENT MEAN TO BEE?

Environmental Concerns BEE Is Focused On!


In nature, the totality of surrounding conditions. The world around you is your environment: air, sun, ground, sky, house, woods -- whatever you live within is your environment

In mental health, it is the atmosphere and the conditions surrounding you, like a good home, how you were raised and the people who you were around that shaped or influenced the way you developed mentally as you grew up.

In computer science, it is the conditions under which one operates a computer, as it relates to the hardware, operating platform or operating system. In computer hardware, it is the area of a computer's memory used by the operating system and some programs to store certain variables to which they need to frequently access.

Environment is the interrelationship between human beings, their natural surroundings and the environment they create.

Being harmful to the environment means not treating it as nature intended. Such as landfills, factories and even so simple such as not throwing garbage in trash cans. Any action that is contrary to how nature intended is being harmful to the environment.

It means the place you live at like the whole world is an enviroment and we should look after it but we do not.

Meet the Board Members

Brooklyn Endeavor Experience Inc.

Ms Melvinia Harris

 
Ms. Melvinia Harris is currently retired from Verizon after 32 years of service. During that time she received my Bachelors Degree in Communications Arts. While being retired and living in Fort Greene since 1971 she has worked diligently with Delia Hunley-Adossa on several committees; AYP Community Benefits Agreement Committee with Forest City Ratner, Board Member of Brooklyn Endeavor Experience Inc., Environmental Committee, FATHC Youth Committee, former member of First Atlantic Terminal Housing’s Board of Directors as Treasurer, Member of the 88th Precinct Community Council and Campaign Treasurer for Delia M. Hunley-Adossa Campaign for City Council. Melvinia is also a community partner with the Kaboom Organization which designs and builds playground equipment in various communities. Melvinia intends to continue her volunteer work to support the growth of the Fort Greene/Clinton Hills/Atlantic Yards community, as well as, work with the Community Benefits Agreement Executive Committee. 

 

Sabaria Pittman

 

Sabaria works for Jennie A. Clarke Residence as a Program Coordinator.  Jennie A. Clarke Residence operates in cooperation with Hope Community, Inc.  They work with the Women In Need (WIN) program which provides two types of housing to homeless families: transitional shelters and permanent supported apartments with locations in Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn. Working with community groups and public agencies, the private sector and nonprofit organizations, WIN operates seven transitional residences with 643 family units where 2,500 people including more than 1,500 children sleep each night. 

 

She has served her community in various capacities, i.e., Sabaria has volunteered with the youth of the 88th Precinct Youth Council as a mentor, is one of the coordinators for various Brooklyn block association affairs in the summer organizing for the youth and families in need.  In addition, she is one of the coordinators of the HELP (Helping, Encourage, Leadership, Potential) Program with the 88th Precinct. 

 

Sabaria is steadfast and dedicated to all of her clients; she has successfully designed, planned and organizes various events for her client base, coordinating employment and training opportunities for many residents who come into her transitional housing residential program

Saadia is a member of the 88th Precinct Community and Youth Councils, and Treasurer of the Brooklyn Endeavor Experience, Inc.

 

 

Norma Maupins

 

Norma is currently working on a Master Of Divinity degree at Nyack College and a Master‘s degree in Business Administration.  She previously worked at the National Basketball Association with the Broadcasting and Television Division where she managed a $40 million budget for Extended Markets of NBA games for Regional Sport Networks, DirectTV and In Demand.  She also Managed, departmental special events during the NBA All-Star games, NBA Play-offs and NBA Drafts.  Ms. Maupins has worked on the Community Benefits Agreement Committee since its early stages and continues to work with Brooklyn Endeavor Experience, Inc. as the Secretary, and Youth Director, as well as, work with the Community Benefits Agreement Executive Committee on various issues as it relates to the Atlantic Yards project and other projects within the community. 

 

Ms. Maupins has over 25 years of business experience having worked with Well known organizations as Xerox, JP Morgan Chase (formerly Chemical Bank), Pfizer Pharmaceutical and the National Basketball Association.  In addition to this she has spent many years working with youth and youth organizations throughout the city.  She regularly volunteers her time with a Christian youth ministry teaching dance and mime and has also volunteered with organizations such as Youth at Risk, Habitat for Humanities and the Women’s Leadership Committee for Congresswomen Yvette Clark.

 

Saadia Z. Adossa

 

Saadia Z. Adossa she has served her community for at least 15 years; currently Saadia is employed as a Community Relations Deputy Director for the Kings County District Attorney's office. The Bureau assigns Community Specialists to specific areas and a neighborhood in Brooklyn and as a Community Relations Specialist Saadia serves as a liaison to the diverse residents and communities of Brooklyn. Her ability to network and bring together community folks and organizations is admirable.  Saadia is reliable and dedicated to all she encounters. She has successfully planned, organized and conducted events for the purpose of stopping crime, sphere heading employment and training opportunities for many Brooklyn residents.  One of the coordinators of the HELP (Helping, Encourage, Leadership, Potential) Program with the 88th Precinct, founder of Moving beyond a Criminal Record seminars in the KCDA Office, including many community and civic block associations functions, etc. 

 

Saadia is a member of the 77th Precinct and 88th Precinct Community and Youth Councils, Vice Chair of the Brooklyn Endeavor Experience, Inc., board member of CCM, and Vice Chair of the Coalition against Guns, Drugs and Violence.  Saadia community volunteerism and activism is part of her everyday life she is the daughter of Delia Hunley-Adossa and has been actively involved in the community all of her life.

  

Dequi Kioni-Sadiki

 

 

Paula Ezeigwe

 

 

Delia Hunley-Adossa

Delia Hunley-Adossa better known as “Dee” was born in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. She attended Saint Angela Academy and later attended the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University, where she majored in Business. With the knowledge she obtained, Delia founded and became the sole proprietor of Zaire, Incorporated Security. From the very beginning Delia felt a need to get involved in community activities. Delia has been the President of the 88th Precinct Community & Youth Council and 88th Precinct Youth Executive Director for the past ten years, President of the Board of Directors at the First Atlantic Terminal Housing Corporation, Chairperson of the Community Benefits Agreement Coalition, Founder and CEO/Executive Director of the Brooklyn Endeavor Experience, Inc. (BEE, Inc.), an environmental group established December 31, 2005, member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of America, board member of Community Counseling & Mediation (CCM) working with at-risk children, adolescents, and families to overcome their personal obstacles, member of the National H.I.R.E. (Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment) Network,  and a member of Community Board Two Health Environment and Social Services Committee, and former member of the Neighborhood Advisory Board.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR HISTORY

In 1992, a group of friends were eager to tackle the many challenges facing Brooklyn. Like many other caring Brooklynites they searched for an organization offering flexible, hands-on volunteer opportunities. The group took on projects such as board membership with the First Atlantic Terminal Housing Committee (FATHC), becoming Executive Board members and members of the 88th Precinct Council, youth council volunteers, members of neighborhood advisory boards and various other community based organizations.

The FATHC was formed to bring the community’s voice to the decision-making table for future Brooklyn developments like never before. The Atlantic Yards Project is one of many projects that the developer, Forest City Ratner has completed in the Fort Green Clinton Hill community. Political officials and other leaders were entrusted to represent the community, but the results were minimal. The First Atlantic Terminal Housing Committee was involved with the formulation of the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) and once acclimated with the development, decided to remain involved.

FATHC eventually became Brooklyn Endeavor Experience Incorporated (BEE) in an effort to broaden the scope of its work and have a greater impact on the Brooklyn community. BEE was incorporated in 2005 and received tax-exempt status in July 2008. BEE remains a community partner for the Atlantic Yards Project and runs youth programs including Safe Places to Learn and Grow to promote environmental awareness among young people. Our mission is to improve the quality of our community by partnering with local businesses, community leaders and neighbors to work together to create a clean and safe place to live and work for future generations.

MEET THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Brooklyn Endeavor Experience Inc.

Delia “Dee” Hunley-Adossa 
Executive Director


Delia Hunley-Adossa better known as “Dee” was born in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. She attended Saint Angela Academy and later attended the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University, where she majored in Business. With the knowledge she obtained, Delia founded and became the sole proprietor of Zaire, Incorporated Security. From the very beginning Delia felt a need to get involved in community activities. Delia has been the President of the 88th Precinct Community & Youth Council and 88th Precinct Youth Executive Director for the past nine years, President of the Board of Directors at the First Atlantic Terminal Housing Corporation, former Treasurer of the Board of Directors at the North Crown Heights Family Outreach Center Inc., Chairperson of the Community Benefits Agreement Coalition, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Endeavor Experience, Inc. (BEE, Inc.), an environmental group established December 31, 2005, Executive Board member of NYSAMC, on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of America, board member of Community Counseling & Mediation (CCM) working with at-risk children, adolescents, and families to overcome their personal obstacles, member of the National H.I.R.E. (Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment) Network,National Organization for Black Law Executives (NOBLE) member, NY State Licensed Chaplain L.A.C.A., board member of the Coalition Against Guns, Drugs and Violence, and a member of Community Board Two on the Health, Environment and Social Services Committee, and former member of the Neighborhood Advisory Board.

It is through Delia’s community involvement that she has become known for her integrity to the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill community and beyond. She has received numerous awards for her hard her work and dedication. Delia has been instrumental in establishing numerous community based programs for the youth and senior citizens. She is directly responsible for the developing and coordinating the 88th Precinct Youth/After School Program, 8-week Summer Youth Program, Senior Trips, and Thanksgiving Luncheon. These programs have greatly improved the quality of life for the community as well as enhance police/community relations. The continuation of the Community Council programs is essential in maintaining the quality of life in the community and sustainability. The program that Delia is most recognized for is the HELP (Helping Encourage Leadership Potential) Program. The HELP Program identifies youth that have engaged in socially deviant behavior. The goal of the program is to impart positive social values to the youth in the community. In addition, the HELP Program encourages the development of leadership potential through volunteerism, positive role models and peer motivation. These programs would not have been possible without the direct involvement and leadership of Delia.

Delia enjoys people, is a computer enthusiast, very fond of sports, and despite her demanding work schedule, still finds time to spend with her FAMILY who is very supportive and loving. Delia operates under the principles of openness and fairness. She accepts as true that “Greatness is not what you achieve, it is what you inspire others to achieve”. She believes that “we as individuals compliment each other, when we work as a team” and that our strength is shown in the things we stand for; our weakness is shown in the things we fall for.” It is these beliefs that make Delia Hunley-Adossa “Dee” an asset to the people of Fort Greene/Clinton Hills and Prospect/Crown Heights Community and Brooklyn.

PARTNERS

ACORN


ACORN is the nation’s largest grassroots community organization of low- and moderate-income people with over 400,000 member families organized into more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities across the country. Since 1970, ACORN has been building community organizations that are committed to social and economic justice, and won victories on thousands of issues of concern to our members, through direct action, negotiation, legislative advocacy and voter participation. ACORN helps those who have historically been locked out become powerful players in our democratic system.
 
Brooklyn Voices for Children

 

BUILD


BUILD is an organization committed to supporting development as a means of creating economic opportunities to promote financial self-sufficiency and prosperity in socio-economically depressed communities. 

 
DBNA
The DBNA will form and facilitate a Community Facilities and Amenities Council to establish an ongoing mechanism for community input to achieve its objectives.
 
Faith in Action
Faith in Action brings together people of many faiths to help their neighbors in need. Faith in Action volunteers shop, cook, drive or just check in on the millions of Americans with long-term health needs.
 
NYSAMC

The New York State Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors [NYSAMC], which is located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is a non-profit corporation with the mission of advancing and promoting the mutual interests of minority and women contracting firms based in the State of New York. NYSAMC is the NYS Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors, which is headquartered in Washington DC.
 
PHC
PHC will form and facilitate a Public Housing Council to establish an ongoing mechanism for community input to achieve its goals of inclusion of NYCHA Residents.
 


 
 

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WASTE NOT, WANT NOT.
Recycling and reusing everyday things!

Use cloth napkins and towels instead of paper.
Buy a reusable water bottle.
Take a five minute shower.
Take reusable bags with you whenever you go shopping.
Reduce unnecessary packaging. Reuse materials whenever possible. Recycle everything you can.
Use washable food containers instead of disposable plastic wrap and bags.
Buy recycled paper, use both sides, and think twice before you print.
   
 
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