Vision 2025

Click through the pages of our Vision 2025 Strategic Framework PDF:

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Download the Vision 2025 Strategic Framework PDF (approx. 10 MB)

Announcing our 2025 Strategic Vision Framework!

We anticipate the next few years to be marked by significant achievement of overarching goals through a decentralized model of service delivery to best serve our large and diverse borough.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center will establish satellite locations beginning in 2021 with our expansion into Crown Heights at the Bedford-Union Armory. From there, our next stop is southern Brooklyn with early discussions taking place about Coney Island.

Of course, the point of this growth is to better serve the LGBTQ+ community of Brooklyn through robust programs in revitalized issue areas that include reducing social isolation, workforce development, immigration, health & wellness, LGBTQ+ homelessness & housing, and racial justice within the borough.

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, we have elevated our Racial Justice initiatives (previously a statement of intent and analysis) to the level of active programming. Click here to read a draft of our Racial Justice Positioning Statement.

Ours is an ambitious plan to serve the estimated 200,000 LGBTQ+ people who live in Brooklyn. We hope you will join our vision and support our growth.

Donate to Vision 2025

Photo: Eric Woodlin

ON MARCH 16, 2021, construction crews entered the final phases of construction as new glass was installed in Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s space to maximize natural light.

Photo: Eric Woodlin

BETWEEN MARCH 2020 AND MARCH 2021, construction on the Armory continued, though with delays due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Brooklyn Community Pride Center checked in regularly with socially-distanced and masked visits to the site.


ON FEBRUARY 26, 2021,
the Bedford Union Armory was officially renamed the Major R. Owens Health & Wellness Community Center to honor the late Congressman Owens, who often dreamed of turning the former military facility into a place serving the Crown Heights community.

Photo: Matt Troutman/Patch

ON FEBRUARY 11, 2020, political leaders, community partners, and Brooklyn Center leadership gathered to formally sign the 30-year lease on the section of the Major Owens Center that will be dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community.

Photo: Jere Keys

IN JANUARY 2020, interior designer Ieshia Josephs agreed to help design Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s new HQ space to maximize both style and functionality.

Photo: Jere Keys

ON DECEMBER 10, 2019, elected officials and nonprofit leaders gathered to break ground on the Bedford Union Armory revitalization project.

Vision 2025

Click through the pages of our Vision 2025 Strategic Framework PDF:

Vision-2025-Strategic-Framework-deck-MAR2021-v3.4o

Download the Vision 2025 Strategic Framework PDF (approx. 10 MB)

Announcing our 2025 Strategic Vision Framework!

We anticipate the next five years to be marked by significant achievement of overarching goals through a decentralized model of service delivery to best serve our large and diverse borough.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center will establish satellite locations beginning in 2021 with our expansion into Crown Heights at the Bedford-Union Armory. From there, our next stop is southern Brooklyn with early discussions taking place about Coney Island.

Of course, the point of this growth is to better serve the LGBTQ+ community of Brooklyn through robust programs in revitalized issue areas that include reducing social isolation, workforce development, immigration, health & wellness, LGBTQ+ homelessness & housing, and racial justice within the borough.

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, we have elevated our Racial Justice initiatives (previously a statement of intent and analysis) to the level of active programming. Click here to read a draft of our Racial Justice Positioning Statement.

Ours is an ambitious plan to serve the estimated 200,000 LGBTQ+ people who live in Brooklyn. We hope you will join our vision and support our growth.

Donate to Vision 2025

Photo: Eric Woodlin

ON MARCH 16, 2021, construction crews entered the final phases of construction as new glass was installed in Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s space to maximize natural light.

Photo: Eric Woodlin

BETWEEN MARCH 2020 AND MARCH 2021, construction on the Armory continued, though with delays due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Brooklyn Community Pride Center checked in regularly with socially-distanced and masked visits to the site.


ON FEBRUARY 26, 2021,
the Bedford Union Armory was officially renamed the Major R. Owens Health & Wellness Community Center to honor the late Congressman Owens, who often dreamed of turning the former military facility into a place serving the Crown Heights community.

Photo: Matt Troutman/Patch

ON FEBRUARY 11, 2020, political leaders, community partners, and Brooklyn Center leadership gathered to formally sign the 30-year lease on the section of the Major Owens Center that will be dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community.

Photo: Jere Keys

IN JANUARY 2020, interior designer Ieshia Josephs agreed to help design Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s new HQ space to maximize both style and functionality.

Photo: Jere Keys

ON DECEMBER 10, 2019, elected officials and nonprofit leaders gathered to break ground on the Bedford Union Armory revitalization project.

Vision 2025

Click through the pages of our Vision 2025 Strategic Framework PDF:

Vision-2025-Strategic-Framework-deck-MAR2021-v3.4o

Download the Vision 2025 Strategic Framework PDF (approx. 10 MB)

Announcing our 2025 Strategic Vision Framework!

We anticipate the next five years to be marked by significant achievement of overarching goals through a decentralized model of service delivery to best serve our large and diverse borough.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center will establish satellite locations beginning in 2021 with our expansion into Crown Heights at the Bedford-Union Armory. From there, our next stop is southern Brooklyn with early discussions taking place about Coney Island.

Of course, the point of this growth is to better serve the LGBTQ+ community of Brooklyn through robust programs in revitalized issue areas that include reducing social isolation, workforce development, immigration, health & wellness, LGBTQ+ homelessness & housing, and racial justice within the borough.

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, we have elevated our Racial Justice initiatives (previously a statement of intent and analysis) to the level of active programming. Click here to read a draft of our Racial Justice Positioning Statement.

Ours is an ambitious plan to serve the estimated 200,000 LGBTQ+ people who live in Brooklyn. We hope you will join our vision and support our growth.

Donate to Vision 2025

Photo: Eric Woodlin

ON MARCH 16, 2021, construction crews entered the final phases of construction as new glass was installed in Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s space to maximize natural light.

Photo: Eric Woodlin

BETWEEN MARCH 2020 AND MARCH 2021, construction on the Armory continued, though with delays due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Brooklyn Community Pride Center checked in regularly with socially-distanced and masked visits to the site.


ON FEBRUARY 26, 2021,
the Bedford Union Armory was officially renamed the Major R. Owens Health & Wellness Community Center to honor the late Congressman Owens, who often dreamed of turning the former military facility into a place serving the Crown Heights community.

Photo: Matt Troutman/Patch

ON FEBRUARY 11, 2020, political leaders, community partners, and Brooklyn Center leadership gathered to formally sign the 30-year lease on the section of the Major Owens Center that will be dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community.

Photo: Jere Keys

IN JANUARY 2020, interior designer Ieshia Josephs agreed to help design Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s new HQ space to maximize both style and functionality.

Photo: Jere Keys

ON DECEMBER 10, 2019, elected officials and nonprofit leaders gathered to break ground on the Bedford Union Armory revitalization project.