Who Are We?

Sunset Park Promise Neighborhood is a partnership of residents, community organizations, schools, and local government.  SPPN staff manage the work of the project, lead meetings, work with partners, provide  workshops, serve as tutors and family partners, and write grants to support the initiative.  The initiative is governed by the Sunset Park Promise Neighborhood Council; Lutheran Family Health Centers is anchor agency and fiscal sponsor.


Stacie Evans, Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives
Alyse Erman,  Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Development
Roohi Choudhry, Data Research Analyst
Jeannette Martinez, Parent Child Home Program Coordinator
Qi Bin Ye, Parent Child Home Program Family Partner
Wendy Castillejo, AmeriCorps Corps18 VISTA
Jenny Liu, AmeriCorps Corps18 VISTA
Cristina Benavides, AmeriCorps VISTA
Liliana Roman, AmeriCorps Navigator
Eman Toom, AmeriCorps Navigator
Marissa Lum, AmeriCorps Navigator
Elgin Karls, AmeriCorps Navigator

Four committees guide the work of the Promise Neighborhood:

Data and Research

School and Community Support


Early Learning Network

Sunset Park Promise Neighborhood is thankful for the partnership and support of the following organizations:

Brooklyn Community Board 7, Brooklyn College, Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Center for Family Life, Center for the Study of BrooklynDLA PiperFresh Air Fund, Kingsborough Community College, LISC NYCLutheran Family Health Centers, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, P.S. 24,P.S. 503/P.S. 506Red Hook Community Justice Center, South Brooklyn Legal Services, Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation, Sunset Bay Community Services, Sunset Park Alliance for Youth/SPIN Program, Sunset Park High School, Turning PointUPROSE.

Project work has been generously supported by:

US Department of Education, Lutheran Family Health Centers, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Booth Ferris FoundationBank of America (John T. Underwood Foundation, Roche Relief Fund, Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation), LISC, LISC New York City, M&T Bank, New York State Education Department, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Robin Hood FoundationStella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Trinity Wall Street, and Viking Global.