‘I Wanted to Do All I Could to Continue My Education’

One of the Park Slope Civic Council’s main goals has been to help make our community a better place to live and learn for everyone. There’s perhaps no better example of this commitment than our scholarship program, which every year supports three seniors graduating from the schools in the John Jay High School building as they move on to college.

StoryKeep, a Park Slope-based media production company that records people’s life stories, has produced a short video focusing the Civic Council’s 2012 scholarship recipients. This moving video will be a highlight of Food for Thought, the Civic Council’s first fundraiser to help support the scholarship program and other initiatives in the community.

“We are passionate about documenting people’s stories,” said  Jamie Yuenger, owner of StoryKeep. “When we attended a Civic Council meeting in 2011 and heard about the three scholarship winners and the Civic Council’s need to raise more funds, we knew there were stories we could help tell. We knew sharing those stories would move people to give.” (StoryKeep is also a sponsor of Food for Thought.)

You, too, can help future scholarship winners at Food for Thought , a delicious and fun event featuring food and drink from an array of local restaurants and  vendors. The event takes place Wed., Oct. 10, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the beautiful Prospect Park Picnic House. Tickets are $75 each before Oct. 1, $100 after.

So please join us and help students and the community. Tickets, a list of participants and our generous sponsors, and more information are available from our Food for Thought page. See you there!

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