Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • www.thecue.org

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Mission Statement

The Center for the Urban Environment is dedicated to educating individuals about the built and natural environments of New York City. Since 1978, the Center has helped define urban environmental education in New York City. Thirty years later, we reach over 100,000 New Yorkers annually across the five boroughs with educational programming that brings together residents, schools, businesses and community leaders in efforts to shape the healthy and sustainable development of our City.

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Service Areas

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New York

Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

ruling year

1984

Principal Officer

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Dr. Sandi Franklin

Keywords

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urban, environment, education, student, children, youth, tours, ecology, architecture, urban planning, early childhood, art, events, family, intergenerational, environmental justice, Brooklyn, Prospect Park, New York, plants, animals, buildings, estuary, botany, geology, geography, public school, community-based organization, sustainability

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Also Known As

CUE

EIN

11-2698671

 Number

2931200478

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

The Center's Early Childhood division provides young children, pre-K to third grade, with innovative, engaging, hands-on programming focusing on the natural and built environment. Print-rich activities promote and reinforce literacy skills, building scientific vocabulary and introducing methods of scientific inquiry. The urban environment comes to life through art, music, puppetry and movement. Urban Design programs develop a hands-on awareness and appreciation of the urban environment by using site visits, mapping, urban design principles, architectural history and structural technologies. The Urban Design division strives to communicate an understanding of how and why the urban landscape came to be as it is - - and what can be done to influence its future. Urban Ecology offers hands-on science education in neighborhood green spaces, schools, and community based organizations to promote stewardship and urban environmental awareness. Using innovative teaching techniques Urban Ecology brings wonder and excitement to science education. The Center's first public offering in 1978 was an urban tour, and the Urban Tour Program is still in effect and strong 25 years later. This program allows groups of adults and families the opportunity for weekend informal learning, led by humanities and science scholars.

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Service Areas

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New York

Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

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Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment

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Principal Officer

Dr. Sandi Franklin

BIO

Dr. Franklin has been in organizational development throughout her career. She was the Director of Training at the American Management Association where she was responsible for the Young Presidents Club. At Southwestern Bell, she reorganized the marketing department to improve customer service and reduce staff attrition by creating a system for relationship management. As Deputy Executive Director of Fresh Start, a nonprofit organization devoted to culinary training to help people remake their lives, Dr. Franklin was responsible for the creation of a for-profit division, Catering with Conviction. As a private consultant, Dr. Franklin worked with the Fortune Society, H.E.L.Samaritan Village and the Welfare-to-Work Partnership to assist in enhancing services, board development and career pathing. She has recently been cited in a Rockefeller report on barriers to employment and received the Brooklyn Women of Distinction award at Con Edison's Women's History Month Celebration.

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