Brooklyn Castle


Katie Dellamaggiore


Impact campaign support

Went to Good Pitch


Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at a year in the lives of several young teens at Brooklyn, New York’s Intermediate School 318 – where 65% of students are from homes living below the federal poverty level – that also happens to have best junior high chess team in the country. The school’s chess and other afterschool programs have given its students a chance for success they likely would not have had otherwise and it has transformed I.S. 318 from a school once cited as being “in need of improvement” to one of New York City’s best. Now, budget cuts threaten those strides.

Outreach Work Supported

Hire of an outreach director to pursue Afterschool Activity funding and screenings with potential partners.