AnnuAl RepoRt - Camba

AnnuAl RepoRt - Camba


Annual Report

table of


Executive Message 4

Economic Development 7

Education and Youth Development 8

Family Support Services 11

HIV/AIDS Services 12

Housing Services and Development 15

Legal Services 16

Board & Executive Staff 19

Funders 20

Shona Stone Sculpture 24

How You Can Help 27

Financials 28

Where We Are 30

Special thanks to the following contributors

to the CAMBA 2010 Annual Report:

PROJECT MANAGER: Lorelie Lombardo



WRITER: Bonnie Osinski

PHOTOGRAPHER: Alexandra Steedman


CARTOGRAPHER: Ed Morlock, Center for the Study of Brooklyn

DESIGNERS: Amanda Kavanagh/James Dougal -

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In 2010, Brooklyn struggled mightily with the effects of the

Great Recession. The borough was particularly hard hit by

the twin crises of unemployment and foreclosure. Brooklyn

began the year with an unemployment rate of 11.0% and it has remained

stubbornly high ever since. Regarding foreclosure, Brooklyn

had the fourth highest number of foreclosure filings of any

county in New York State. Neighborhoods where CAMBA has

a strong presence, including Bedford-Stuyvesant, Canarsie, and

East Flatbush were among those hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis.

Faced with this environment of economic peril, CAMBA has

stood steadfast with the community, protecting local residents

and creating opportunities for security and self-sufficiency.

CAMBA has been providing foreclosure prevention services

since 2008. In that time, we have helped nearly 100 at-risk households

avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes. Since 2009,

CAMBA Legal Services has offered legal representation to families

facing foreclosure and we continue to provide zealous advocacy

for our clients.

To help address the local employment picture, CAMBA used

funds from the federal Stimulus Act to operate a Dislocated Workers

program. Through this effort, we helped 200 local residents

to find gainful employment at competitive wages. Also this year,

CAMBA’s Workforce Development and Adult Learning programs

successfully partnered with one another to assist job seekers in

need of English as a Second Language training and GED preparation

courses find employment as part of the Stimulus Act. Members

of the community with limited English or no high school diploma

were hit particularly hard by the recession. CAMBA moved

decisively to support these struggling job seekers.

Through CAMBA Housing Ventures, we have continued in

our efforts to provide the community with supportive and affordable

housing. At 97 Crooke Avenue, we began construction

Katherine O’Neill


Joanne M. Oplustil

Executive Director

of the Reverend Daniel Ramm Residence, a 53-unit facility that reached 31% on-time construction.

At the campus of the Kings County Hospital Center, CAMBA Housing Ventures continued predevelopment

activities on CAMBA Gardens. This project – which will provide 209 units of LEED

Silver-rated affordable and supportive housing – has already been recognized as a national model

of collaboration between local government and the non-profit sector.

For families with school-aged children, CAMBA provides the resources that parents need so that

they can remain employed while knowing that their children are secure. This past year, CAMBA’s

afterschool programs kept over 2,100 children safe and engaged in creative learning activities while

their parents worked. These and other programs are vital supports for middle and working class

families who otherwise could not ensure that their children would be involved in positive opportunities

in the after-school hours.

The recession has also battered those who rent their housing and CAMBA has been there to

help. This past year, through our efforts, over 2,000 families avoided eviction and remained stably

housed. At CAMBA Legal Services alone, we prevented 295 evictions.

The pages that follow highlight the experiences of CAMBA clients who have turned to the agency

for support in troubled times. We hope you will find them as moving as we do.


Joanne M. Oplustil

Katherine O’Neill





Michelle O’Hara Chase

I used to work for a temp company, but it was inconsistent. My caseworker encouraged

me and after I went for the interview I got hired for part time. n Every

time I need my caseworker, she’s there. n CAMBA gave us a whole booklet before

the interview so we didn’t go in blind and we knew what Whole Foods was

looking for. That is what helped me to really get into the company and absorb as

much as I could. CAMBA dealt with Whole Foods before so my caseworker knew

exactly what they were looking for in a candidate. So that really really helped

me. n You have to put your best foot forward and you never know what’s going

to happen. n I’ve been working 40 hours a week since I started, and that’s been

really awesome for me. n CAMBA’s a helping ground. I think it’s a good network

for you to build with other people as well so you can network and build yourself

as a person and it’s just an all around great aid for a person who is really trying to

develop himself in this country. n This is a great opportunity for me to let people

know that there is hope for you if you now come here and you want to get a job.

There is an avenue to go to for guidance. n I’m very positive about the future.

Having this opportunity happen for me, it means that anything can happen.


Every time I need my

caseworker, she’s there.

— Michelle O’Hara Chase

2010 Outcomes

n 712 low-income adults were

directly placed in unsubsidized

employment at an average

wage of over $10.00 per hour

for an average of 35 hours per


n 350 Central Brooklyn residents

were trained and certified

as Security Officers in 2010,

and 260 local residents were

placed in jobs in the security


Salih Buzhala

I left Kosovo like too many people. It was a war, so I came

to America. I had a part time job in a restaurant but it didn’t

cover my bills because with a part time job you can’t afford

even rent, forget about clothes. CAMBA found a job for me

in a hotel in downtown Manhattan. I just received an award

from the company. n I’m happy because now I can pay my

bills plus I have money for clothes and to send to my wife,

she is still in Kosovo. CAMBA is helping me to fill out the

application and the papers to bring her here. If you need

help if you don’t speak English, don’t worry there’s a place,

this place here, they take care of you.

n 100 immigrant professionals

from 35 countries were trained

to transfer their foreign skill

sets and credentials to higher

earning jobs in Brooklyn.

n 7 businesses were assisted in

creating 15 new jobs.

n 12 existing and start-up

businesses had increased sales

for combined new revenues of

over $1.1 million.



education and

youth development

Dyami Nicholson

I wasn’t self-sufficient with the economy being the way it is. I felt empty. That’s when I realized I

needed my GED. When I came to the REACH GED program -it grew from there and Workforce

Development put me in a great company, Whole Foods. n CAMBA never gave up on me, they

became the family that I always wanted. Change begins with you. I want to give back to the community

and get people involved in this program because - CAMBA is Brooklyn and Brooklyn is

me- all three worlds together - it can be better- because we’re Brooklyn together.

Annette Alvarado

CAMBA helps the community by keeping the children occupied in something positive. If the children

didn’t have anywhere to go – they would be in the park getting into trouble. I know I can count

on this program even when there’s no school and I have to work, because it’s open. The leaders look

out for the welfare of the children. n One day the supervisor noticed I was worried. The economy

really affected us, my husband didn’t work for 7 months. She directed us to CAMBA’s legal services.

Now it seems like everything is falling back into place and looks positive.

Alexis Alvarado

CAMBA helps us with our homework but it’s

not just doing work. We have Global Partners

Jr. where we go to computer class and talk to

people around the world. There’s also dance,

stepping, cooking, jump rope, double-dutch,

basketball and science. n I’m becoming a

whiz at math. The future is going to be good.

If the afterschool program wasn’t here, I would

miss my teacher because she’s very involved.

You could have the prettiest apple on the tree

but it could have worms inside of it and the ugliest

apple could be the best one- you always

have to give people a chance.

2010 Outcomes

n At the School for Democracy and

Leadership, a small school where CAMBA

is active in school leadership, 82.5% of

seniors in the Class of 2010 graduated.

n CAMBA’s afterschool programs kept

over 2,100 children safe and engaged

in creative learning activities while their

parents worked.

n 417 high school students gained handson

work experience through subsidized


n Out of 1,643 adult literacy students

served, 780 adult learners – or 47.5% -

were promoted at least one educational


n 98% of the school-age children in the

Even Start Family Literacy Program were

promoted to the next level.


CAMBA never gave

up on me – they became

the family that I always


— Dyami Nicholson






Valeria and Yoko Munoz

The baby had leukemia and we had no money to go back and forth

to the hospital and my husband lost his job. The program I came

to at CAMBA was Healthy Families. They told me what I had to do

to apply for SSI and helped me through the Food Stamp process.

They brought me support. The peer support groups helped me to

learn a lot. n My caseworker listens to me and lets me express

myself in any way I want. That’s special because I don’t have any

family here and someone is listening to me. She communicates

with me and supports me and understands me. n It was a hard

time but now it’s passed. I feel better because I hope the cancer

doesn’t come back again. CAMBA has a lot of opportunities and

people should give it a try because it offers great support to women

and families. CAMBA has helped me emotionally.

2010 Outcomes


My caseworker

listens to me and lets me

express myself in any way

I want.

— Valeria Munoz

n Our Beyond Hunger

Food Pantry provided

emergency food to close

to 3,000 individuals and

families each month.

n 63% of CAMBA’s Healthy

Families Program

participants remain

enrolled for at least a

year as compared to the

statewide average of 51%.

n Eighty percent of the new

mothers enrolled in Healthy

Families breastfed their

infants for at least three

months, a rate significantly

higher than the statewide

average of 43%.

n 57 refugees – including

many from Afghanistan,

Azerbaijan, Burma,

Bhutan, China, Columbia,

Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Iraq,

Liberia, Moldova, Sierra

Leone, Sudan, Ukraine and

Uzbekistan – were reunited

and resettled with family

members in New York City.

n 94 asylees and refugees

who participated in

CAMBA’s Matching Grant

Program were employed

and self-sufficient within

six months of their arrival in

the United States, earning

an average wage of $10.27

per hour, representing a

significant increase in salary

compared to the prior year.





Diane Curtis

I heard about CAMBA right after I was diagnosed. If you need help with housing,

immigration, education, this is a great place to go. I was trying to find a

place to go where I could relate to people with the same problems that I have.

Being newly diagnosed it was scary. I built a rapport with a lot of the case managers

here. They are like friends besides being people that helped you. n This

is my purpose to get that message out there and let people know that there’s

help out there and we need to stop the spread of the virus. I get satisfaction out

of just reaching just one person. Even though I’m HIV-positive I’m at the apex of

my life, that’s how I see it... I feel really good about my future right now.

James Harris

CAMBA saved my life and I was very grateful for

it. n CAMBA helped me get my benefits. n I was

homeless for five years and have a drug history of

39 years. n I’m here because the new people who

are coming in need somebody here that’s been

here for a while to guide them through the ropes.

n Right now, I’m a Peer Educator with CAMBA’s

Case Management and Supportive Services Program.

n This is the best I have ever felt in my

whole life. I always tell everyone - “Can A Man

Become Appreciative? Yes I am”.

2010 Outcomes

n CAMBA provided 315 units of

permanent housing and 50 units

of transitional housing for people

living with HIV/AIDS and their

family members.

n Our HIV Anti-Stigma Theater

Troupe delivered its message to

approximately 2,000 Brooklyn


n Approximately 90% of our HIV

positive clients continue to be

connected to primary medical care.

n 17 Peer Educators who receive

stipends provided services to

the Anti-Stigma, Evidence Based

Interventions, Prevention Services

for Women, and the Living

Independently through Education

and Support programs.

n Our HIV/AIDS Services

programs provided services to

approximately 1,000 clients and

their collaterals.


Even though I’m

HIV-positive I’m at the

apex of my life, that’s how

I see it.

— Diane Curtis




services and


David Stolinsky

I grew up with a lot of advantages. I went to college; I had a lot of good

jobs. Substance abuse just destroyed so many parts of my life. Morris

Manor is a great place to live. I came from a very rough situation and they

took a risk on me. n They knew the problem areas in my life. They’ve

helped me as far as getting a job. They have helped me finding doctors.

They let me run a movie night here. I look at the staff as sort of the hub on

a wheel. Things that they are not able to do themselves they’ll direct me

towards those resources. Living at Morris Manor it’s a very safe environment.

It’s just a good feeling after I’ve literally lived on Park Avenue and

on a park bench. It’s a great starting point for me again. n CAMBA has

simplified my life. I get support in every area: financially, spiritually, emotionally,

educationally. That relieves me of a lot of worries... so I’m very

hopeful about my future. Right here I have everything that I need.

2010 Outcomes



simplified my life. I get

support in every area:

financially, spiritually,

emotionally, educationally.

— David Stolinsky

n CAMBA placed more than 2,200

individuals and families into safe,

stable permanent housing.

n Over 2,000 families avoided

eviction and remained stably


n CAMBA Housing Ventures closed

on $15.3 million in public and

private financing for 97 Crooke

Avenue and began construction

on 53 units of supportive and

affordable housing.

n CAMBA Housing Ventures

continued predevelopment

activities on CAMBA Gardens, a

national model of 209 units of

LEED Silver-rated affordable and

supportive housing on the campus

of Kings County Hospital Center.

n The Anna Gonzalez Apartments

were selected to participate in

desigNYC and will receive interior

design services and furnishings for

the building’s community spaces.




legal services

Jahira Forbes

I lost my job because they were laying people off and they blamed it on the economy.

I went a whole year without a job, owed my landlord over $8,000 and was on the verge

of being evicted. Other than some help from my grandmother, I had to fend for myself.

I was referred to come to CAMBA from Public Assistance. n My attorney has been

great. There were days when I couldn’t go to court because I was still looking for a job.

I had job interviews and she went to court and represented me and kept me updated.

And then I ended up getting a job and I have been working for a year. She got down to

the bottom of everything. Now, my name is going to be on the lease and my rent balance

is zero. She still calls to check up on me, she referred me to a free CAMBA summer

camp for my daughter. That shows that she cares. n CAMBA wants you to work, they

don’t want you to be dependent. CAMBA directed me to places to look for jobs and

they helped me with my resume. n I feel optimistic. I’m very happy that I was able

to enroll in school and get a job. I’m able to maintain my bills now and I’m not facing

eviction. I don’t think I would have gotten to this point if it weren’t for CAMBA so I’m

very grateful. Things are better now a year later. I’m really happy about that. At the end

of the rainbow there’s the pot of gold. There’s always hope.

Parasram Kissoon

I was in a truck accident. I didn’t have work and I was on disability,

whatever I received was just enough to pay debts. I went

to a company that advertised loan modification and I got ripped

off $4,000! That’s life, it’s a learning process. I still get up and I

have my self even though I’m hurt. I do things to get my house

back together with my lawyer at CAMBA, I’m going to stick with

it and if I have a problem I always pick up my phone and I always

call my lawyer. n Things are too hard right now. People

are struggling out there. But I feel very strong about my future,

because I got my house back - which is one of the most important

things. I feel my future is going to be very strong. I am very

grateful to CAMBA for the wonderful service that they are doing

for the poor people in the community that really need their help.

2010 Outcomes

n CAMBA Legal Services prevented 295


n 243 citizenship applications were


n Legal representation of clients in

consumer-debt matters resulted in

more than $300,000 of consumer debt

being expunged.

n More than 1,000 clients were assisted

in immigration matters.

n 96 clients received legal representation

in consumer-debt matters and none

of them received judgments against



CAMBA wants you

to work, they don’t want

you to be dependent.

— Jahira Forbes



oard &

executive staff

Board Members

Katherine O’Neill


Christopher Zarra


Vice President

Rev. Daniel Ramm


Matthew W. Botwin

Gregory Celestin

Paul Galligan, Esq.

Terence Kelleher, Esq.

Allan F. Kramer, II

Ruth O’Brien

Charles J. Scibetta, Jr., Esq.

Helen K. Spontak, CPA

Executive Staff

Joanne M. Oplustil

Executive Director

1720 Church Avenue, 2nd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11226


Valerie Barton-Richardson

Deputy Executive Director

Education & Youth Development,

Family Support Services,

Housing Services

885 Flatbush Avenue, 3rd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11226


Sharon Browne

Deputy Executive Director

HIV/AIDS Services, Housing

Services & Development

19 Winthrop Street

Brooklyn, NY 11225


Thomas J. Dambakly

Chief Financial Officer

1720 Church Avenue, 2nd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11226


Kathy Dros

Deputy Executive Director

Human Resources

1720 Church Avenue, 2nd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11226


Robin Landes

Deputy Executive Director

Contracts Management

1720 Church Avenue, 3rd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11226


Mary Ann Lanzetta

Deputy Executive Director

Fiscal Systems

1720 Church Avenue, 2nd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11226


Kathleen A. Masters

Deputy Executive Director/

General Counsel

Economic Development, Family

Support Services & Legal


884 Flatbush Avenue, 2nd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11226


Rang T. Ngo

Chief Operating Officer

1720 Church Avenue, 2nd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11226


Kevin Coffey

Assistant Deputy Director

Youth Services

1720 Church Avenue, 2nd floor

Brooklyn, NY 11226


Michael Erhard

Assistant Deputy Director

HIV/AIDS Services

19 Winthrop Street

Brooklyn, NY 11225


Claire Harding-Keefe

Assistant Deputy Director

Family Support Services &

Housing Services

2103 Kenmore Terrace

Brooklyn, NY 11226


Leslie Hewitt

Assistant Deputy Director

Fiscal Systems

1720 Church Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226


Joan McFeely

Assistant Deputy Director

Quality Assurance

1720 Church Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226


David A. Rowe

Assistant Deputy Director

Housing Development

19 Winthrop Street

Brooklyn, NY 11225


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New York City


NYC Administration for

Children’s Services

NYC Department of Education

NYC Department of Health and

Mental Hygiene

NYC Department of Homeless


NYC Department of Housing

Preservation and Development

NYC Department of Youth and

Community Development

NYC Human Resources


NYC Office of the Criminal

Justice Coordinator

New York State


Empire State Development


IOLA Fund of the State of New


NYS Crime Victims Board

NYS Department of State

NYS Department of Health

NYS Department of Health/AIDS


NYS Education Department

NYS Housing Trust Fund

Corporation (DHCR)

NYS Office of Alcoholism and

Substance Abuse Services

NYS Office of Children and

Family Services

NYS Office of Mental Health

NYS Office of Temporary and

Disability Assistance

Federal Funding

U.S. Department of Housing and

Urban Development


of Government


Brooklyn Hospital/NYS

Department of Health/AIDS


Center for Employment

Opportunities (CEO)

Consortium for Worker Education


Health Research Inc./NYS

Department of Health

Industrial and Technology

Assistance Corporation/NYC

Department of Small Business


New York Community Trust/

NYC Department of Homeless


Non-Profit Assistance


Nutrition Consortium of New

York State

Public Health Solutions

Safe Horizon


The After-School Corporation/

NYC Department of Youth and

Community Development

The Fund for Public Health in

New York

U.S. Committee for Immigrants

and Refugees

United Way of New York City

Private Funding

Corporate and


A. Larovere Consulting LLC

All Boro Housing LLC


Altman Foundation

Anna Gonzalez Apartments

Bank of New York Mellon

Community Partnership

Bennett Lawrence Management,


BLDG Management Co. Inc.

Brooklyn Community Foundation

Brown & Weinraub, PLLC

Buchbinder Tunick & Company


Budget Business Supply Co.

Business Furniture, Inc.

Capital One Bank

Central Brooklyn Community


Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Church World Services

Citibank N.A.

Clark Foundation

Clifford Chance LLP

Dattner Architects

DCS Security Systems, Inc.

Deutsche Bank Americas


Deutsche Bank Trust Company


DOAR Litigation Consulting

Dougert Management Company

Enterprise Community

Investment Inc.

Flatbush Federal Savings & Loan


Fund for New Citizens

G&W Food Products

GPM Fund

Groupe Sanglier

Guardian Life Insurance

Harden-Van Arnam Architects

Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP


Hudson Companies Inc.,The

iStar Financial

James E. Rocco Associates

Jay & Kelly Sugarman Foundation

Jewish Community Relations Corp.

Jimco Assoc. Inc.

Jonathan Rose Companies

JPMorgan Chase

KMM Management Inc.

M.C. O’Brien Inc.

MD Carlisle Construction Corp.

Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Michael Muroff Architect LLC

Michael P. Stafford, Esq.

Mikel Garrett State Farm

Morris Manor

OHR Partners, LLC

Park Slope Civic Council

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims

Premier Ford Lincoln Mercury

Random House Publishing


Ridgewood Savings Bank

Right Connection P & H, Inc., The

Roberta L. Digangi Attorney at Law

Rosenwach Tank Co. LLC

Saretsky Katz Dranoff & Glass LLP

Schmutter, Strull, Fleisch Inc.

Seryl & Charles Kushner Family

Fund of the Jewish Communal


Sheldon Lobel Attorney at Law

Shinda Management Corporation

TD Bank

The Parkside Group

UGL Equis

United Neighborhood Houses

USI Insurance Services, LLC

WellPoint Associate Giving


Wellspring Foundation, The

Winter Reporting

Yorkson Legal, Inc.

Youth I.N.C.


Sandra Abramson

George B. Adams

Kathryn Addieg

Pierette Imbriano and

Gavin Allen


Mike Antkies

Hercules Argyriou

William B. Avery

Alyssa B. Azzara

Coleen Bain

Andrew and Debra Baris

Lauren Bauer

Julia Beardwood

Rae and Jerrold Becker

Mary Ellen Ross and

Vern J. Bergelin

Rivka P. Berger

Warren Bernard

Felicia Bernstein

Christie Hodgkins and

Mark Bisard

Jamie and Matthew Bloom

Adam Blumenkrantz

Pam Booth

Matthew W. Botwin

Joan Brandy

Alice Meltzer Braziller and

Jo Braziller

Barbara Breitstein

Melvin E. Brender

James F. Brennan

Jackie Browne

Sharon and John Browne

Peter Bruno

Robert Buckholz and Anne


Gregory Celestin

Ya Ting Chang

Alissa and Paul Chaskes

Herbert Chaves, Esq.

Alice Ann Clifton

William and Marjorie Coleman

Marianne and Paul Cornely

Merrie Coron

Constance and Lawrence Corroon

Traci Creange

Joyce Crupi

Wendy E. Cullen

Thomas J. Cullen

Kari and Joseph Cullen

Joyce J. Yao and Anthony Cullen

William F. Cullen and Brenda


Mr. and Mrs. William Cullen, Sr

Vina Cullen

Suzy Dalton Sonenberg

Sharon and John Browne

Tom and Jennifer Dambakly

Deborah and Philip Deitch

Lora Lynn Delarama

Angeles Delgado

Julianne Didonato

Maureen Sullivan and

Lauren Dohr

Patricia Brooks and

Margaret Donavan

Patricia Donelan

Peter J. Doris

Kathy and Ted Dros

Pamela Drueding and Bernard

Drueding III

Elizabeth Dunfey

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Efthimiou

Marjorie Elliott

Robin Anne Engelman

Michael and Abbe Erhard

Mert Erogul

Catherine and Gregory Farrell

Alvin and Jane Feder

Laura and Alexander Field

Sharon and Mark Fierstein

Andrew Finver

Paula and Clyde Fish

Linda and Arie Fleischer

Joyce and Gerald Fruchter

Katherine Gallagher

Kelly Gallagher

Alice Gallagher

Mary Kay Gallagher

Desiree Garcia

Paul Garzilli

Barbara Gesell

William J. Giordano

Anne B. Goddard-Rohe

Jonathan R Goldblatt

Lynn Goldman

Juliet Gomez

Vanessa L. Greene

Mel Grillo

Joan Grillo

Kelley J. Grow

Debra and Joseph Gul

Howard E. Hallengren

Margaret E. Haller

Rena and Joel Hammer

Morgan C. Harting

Laura and Michael Hartstein

Kathryn S Hasslacher

James Heineman

Deborah Buell and Charles Henry

Foster N. Henry

Leslie and Jamey Hewitt

Sylvia Hoffman

Michael Honig

James M. Hood

Paul Howard

Patricia Hughes

Roger Hull

Beatrice Hyacinthe

Carol Jackson

Daniel Jimenez

Pearl Jones

Vira L. Jones

Michael D. Just

Nancy and Philip Kaplan

Amanda Kavanagh

Claire Harding-Keefe and

William Keefe

Margaret and Terence Kelleher

Joan Kend

Shelly Khan-Lava

Barbara Kitcher

Uriel Kitron

Barbara J. Korn

Allan F Kramer, II

Elaine Kramer

David Lage’

Susan and Albert Landau

Robin Landes

Mary Ann Lanzetta

Anika Larsen

Ellen Winner and David Lewis

Laura J. Limuli

Karen Liu

Myrna and Theodore Lobel

Paul Lofquist

Lorelie and Rocco Lombardo

Diane Louard-Michel

Gayle Louison

Marshall and Maryarden Ludaway

Mara Lurie

Linda Dian Lyons and

Gordon Jarvis Lyons

Anne Lyster

Resa Macalisang

O.A. Mahoney

H. Victoria Manley

Elizabeth Martin

Bernardo Mas

Kathleen A. Masters and

Kevin Coffey

Joan McFeely

Mark McManus

Barbara Merritt

Gail Meury

Janet Miller

Karen Miller

Anne and Dennis Minogue

Christy Miranda

Michelle Montgomery

Marlene Moorhead

Carl Morgan

Beverly and Charles Morris

Kristin Morton

Robert R. Morton

Stan Moscinski

Melissa Mowery

Karen Murphy

Hurshel Nance

Justin Nardilla

Yvonne Ann Nelson

Lydia Nesbit

Christina Newhard

Rang T. Ngo

Nancy Nolan

Nancy and Kenneth Nolan

Eleanor H. Nussbaum

Ruth O’Brien

Katherine and Charlie O’Neill

Joanne and Kaz Oplustil

Mary Lucretia Orteig

Bonnie Osinski

Marc Norman

James Palazza

Francine Palazza

William Perkins

Christine Pasquariello

Rudolpho Pons

Gary Purville

John Randazzo

Alexandra and Jorin Reddish

Eileen Reilly

Valerie Barton-Richardson and

Dwayne Richardson

Karen and Thomas Rinaldi

Sam Rittenberg

Luz Rivera

J. Rosenberg

Michael Ross

Cecelia M. and Frank K. Ross

Hiram Rothkrug

Faith Justice and

Gordon Rothman

David Rowe

Carol Rubinstein

Phyllis and Albert Russo

Jane and Edward Ryan

Mila Santos

Marilyn Segel and

Lawrence Sapadin




Charles J. Scibetta, Jr. and

Jennifer Willig

Anjeli M. Sharma

Barry Saretsky

Kirsten Shaw

Ellen Sheehy

Leonard Shiller

Tony Shitemi

Marjorie Silver

Randi and Elliot Sinel

Samuel T. Skeete, Jr.

Deena Soskin

Jason Spiro

Tim Stake

Beulah Steinberg

Annie Stephens

Amorie Stephens

Daniel A. Sterling

Ellen Dashefsky Sternstein and

Hil Sternstein

Jeffrey Tancil

Donna Z. Thomas

Hazel and Sanford Tishcoff

Jimmy Vargas

Max Victor

Joyce and Ralph Vitello

Muriel Vogel, PhD

Ronald Walcott

Dennis Walker

Kathleen Walsh

Alana and Simon Weifenbach

Linda Weissman

Wendy Weller-Jones

Deborah C. West

Anthony White

Joyce Williams

Silas Williams

Shawn Young

Liena Zagare

Christopher Zarra and

Leslie Young

Karen Friedland and Gary Zelko

David Zimmer



Yvonne Alexander

Harry Basdewa

Vanessa Basora

Sara Bayer

Sarah Baysinger

Shannon Beck

Heidi Binder-Vitti

Alice Braziller

Leonora Burke

John Camire’

Elise Carr

Janice Chao-Ching Liao

Matt Charney

Yvonne Cruz

Sabine Dabady

Marie Dalce

Boubacar Diallo

Gary DiFranco

Linda Evans

Sydelle Gansl

Leslie Goldfarb

Christy Hayner

Norma Haynes

Amin Hilal

Judy Hilkey

Lawanda Hinds-Charles

Sherrifa Hoosein

Jonathan Hyland

Jeanette Lugo

Kris Lundberg

Peter McKeever

Sarah Meredith

Reggie Miller

Anthony Nocerino

Wendy Owan

Robyn Palmer

Vernice Parker

Macia Petgrave

Steve Pilgrim

Marthe Rendell

Phyllis Rodriguez

Larendee Roos

Roxanne Shante

DJ Silver

Brooke Smith

Emily Sprague

Nadia Stieglitz

Harriett Thomas

Margarette Tropnas

Miguel Valle

Latoya Young

Architects For Humanity

Bethel Seventh Day Adventist


Brooklyn Heights


Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Church of Christ and St.


Church of the Assumption of the

Blessed Virgin Mary

Embury United Methodist


Emmanuel Baptist Church

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic


Mice at Play

Jones Day

Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian


Madison Avenue Baptist


O’Melveny & Myers LLP

NYSUM Ministry

Park Slope Community


Plymouth Church of the


Queen of All Saints Roman

Catholic Church

Queensboro Seventh Day

Adventist Church

Rutgers Presbyterian


Sacred Heart Roman

Catholic Church

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Shakespeare’s Sister

Southeast Queens Cluster

Homeless Program

St. Bartholomew’s Church

St. George’s Episcopal /Anglican


St. John’s University

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman

Catholic Church

St. Teresa of Avila Roman

Catholic Church

The Church of St. Luke’s and St.


The Body Shop

True Holy Church City of


Vanderveer Park United

Methodist Church

Material Support

Christine Abelman

Elisa Acoste

Elinor Agee

Anne Aldrich

Althea Alvarez

Shirley Amrani

Adi Arad

Liliana Arzate

Bark Frameworks LLC

Beth Barraclough

Marie Barry

Matt Bassett

Diana Bastidas

Erin Bawanz

Doreen Beeching

Beer Table


James Bernfield

Margaret Bianci

Bicycle Habitat

Big Nose Full Body

Nathalie Bittar

Amy Bittinger

Jamie and Matthew Bloom

Blue Man Productions

Joyce Bnnwasser

Clara Bogetti

Nadia Bowers

David Bradley

The Brenner Family Foundation

Elliot Bricker

Brooklyn Winthrop Lions Club

Camilla Brooks

Faye Brown

Chris Butters

Mayra Caballero

Mary Cahill

Phyllis Capello

Andrew Carleton

M. Carlo

Carlton Hobbs LLC

Tina Casale

Jamie Cavazos

Hilary Chaplain

T. Cheney

Katherine Cheng

Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Angela Chris

Church of Park Slope

Akesha and Sunne Clarke

Angela Clevis

Fred Cocozzoli

Sandy Copeland

Chari Corpuz

Kate Daly

Armen Danelan

Cindy Day

Kathleen Douris

Rebecca Drejet

Natalia Duffy

Megan Dunn

Camille Enders

Vivian Epstein

Kerry Fahey

Louise Falzon

Sara Faust

Philip Favellato

Kathleen Fern

Ellen Fishman

Kevin Flowers

Foley and Corinna

Fred Siegel

Shoshana Frishberg

Carly Gaebe

Mary Kay Gallagher

Robyn Galpern

Irvente and Anne Garcon

Dina Garfinkel

Deborah Gellen

Barbara Gibbs

Lilliad Gillison

Courtney Gleason

Teri Goldberg

Lucilla Gonzales

Hector Gonzalez

Good Morning America

Mary Graci

Jai Green

Lydia Greenberg

Dave Gregory

Marcia Halperin

Rebecca Hammer

Darlene Harden

Claire Harding-Keefe and

William Keefe

Ashley Harness

Susan Harris

Laura and Michael Hartstein

M. Head

Dorothy Hernandez

Judy Hilkey

Hirsch & Associates Fine Art

Services, Inc.

Houlihan Lokey

IBM Corporation

Claudia Imperiale

J. Iuen

Sherese Jackson

Leor Jakubowicz

Dominique Jean-Baptiste

Debra Jenkins

Jerry Bagels

Jerry’s Artarama

Karon Johnson

Pamela Johnson

Stephen Joyce

Joyce Kanowitz

Debbie Kanyongolo

Amanda Kavanagh

Ann Kay

Claire Kirk

Terry Kogan

Sam Kopel

A. Kort

Emily Kraghess

Jenny Laden

Ladybird Bakery

Shannon Lana

Sharon Lebenkoff

Emelia Leesana

Karen and Stan Leonard

Erik Lewis

Barbara Lewis-Clark

Life By Chocolate

Jessica Lipsky

Marc Littlejohn

Rachel Lobovsky

Rosalla Lorch

Patrick Magee

Sabina Magyar

Victor Brown and

Annmarie Matanov

Josephine McNaley

Joe Mefford

J. Mejias

Janet Mikrut

Ryan Miller

Paula Monroe

Zulfiya Mukhamedjanova

Alison Murray

Jack Nayer

Elaine Ng

Ella Oblas

Maurien O’Brien

Claire O’Hanlon

Sharon Spellman-Olasov and

David Olasov

Katherine and Charlie O’Neill

Joanne Oplustil

Gladis Ortiz

Sula Page

Lina Pagoulatos

Francine Palazza

James Palazza

Christine Panebianco

Laura Pannaman

Park Slope Food Coop

M. Pauline

Nancy Peck

Elie Perez

Leann Peterson

John Pisano

Amanda Pohan

Janeth Porros

Connie Ranocchia

A. Raymond

Residents of the Pythian


J. Rivera

Heidi Rodewald

Nancy Rodrigo

Nadia Rohrs

D. Romero

Sonia Romero

Alejandra Romero

Erica Rubinstein

Tate Rubinstein

Sahadi’s Fine Foods

Israel Samuelly

Edith Samuels

Lily Scarborough

Ron Schweiger

Charles J. Scibetta, Jr. and

Jennifer Willig

Rachelle Scott

Lee Shamar

Irene Sherman

Fran Silverstein

Cheryl Smallman

Bryant Smith

Barbara Snow

Kathleen and Robert Snow

Society of Illustrators

M. Stafford


Remy Steiner

Sterling School

Francine Streich

Oona Sullivan

Susan Sung

Cal Sutliff

T.B. Ackerson Wine Merchants

Claire Talbot

Te Casan

Temple Beth Emeth

The Farm On Adderley

Crystal Thomas

Juan Torres

Trader Joe’s

Charlene Turner

Lisa Twerski

Union Market

Shastine vanVugt

Jose Vazquez

Chris Vega

Gitanjali Verma

Faith Vozeler

Richard Walcott

Michael Waldman

Shirley Walker

Jack Wallace

Jutta Weiss

Margie Wilk

Valerie Williams

Willis North America

Ronald Willoughby

Kora Wilson

Cheryl Witherspoon

Glenn Wolin

World Vision

Nancy Wu

Karen Yaeger

Alice Gentry Zaslavsky

Ronda Zawel

Karen Friedland and

Gary Zelko



shona stone


CAMBA is proud to be one of the nation’s premiere purveyors

of Shona sculptures. Proceeds from our Annual Sale and Exhibition

of Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe support our programs

and services. Zimbabwe, a southern African country whose name

literally means “the house of stone”, is known for its remarkable

stone sculptors. Semi-abstract works created by artists of the country’s

largest ethnic group can be found in the collections of many of

the world’s most discerning art collectors, including the Museum of

Modern Art in New York City, the Musée Rodin in Paris, the Rockefellers,

and Queen Elizabeth II of England. CAMBA’s Annual Sale and Exhibition

of Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe features works by many noted

and established sculptors, as well as the offerings of emerging artists.

Our 1,500 square-foot gallery at 19 Winthrop

Street provides exhibition space

for many Shona sculptures at one time,

making it one of the most impressive

collections in the United States.

Because of the deteriorating

political climate in Zimbabwe

and the resultant downturn

in foreign tourism, there are

few other venues for these

artists to find a market for

their work. CAMBA’s commitment

to retaining a Shona gallery

allows us both to offer these works

at reasonable prices and to enable

the sculptors to continue their artistic

endeavors. These stone sculptures

can be viewed and purchased by appointment,

online and during our annual fall sale and

exhibition. Forty percent of the purchase price of

each sculpture is tax deductible. Proceeds from

the sales benefit CAMBA and its programs.

To learn more about CAMBA’s Shona sculpture

and view items available for purchase,

please go online to:

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how you

can help

For 30 years, your generous support has enabled CAMBA to remain flexible in

response to community needs and to respond immediately to families and individuals

in crisis.

Types of Gifts

n Cash - This is the simplest and most immediate way for you to support

CAMBA. Gifts may be made by check or online at You can

make a greater impact than you think - and it couldn’t be easier. Become a

CAMBA Sustainer by allocating an automatic withdrawal from your checking

account/credit card of at least $10.00 per month. You will be recognized

as a Sustainer in CAMBA publications and on the CAMBA website. You can

also mail a check, payable to CAMBA, Inc., to the attention of the Development

Office at CAMBA, 1720 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226.

n Corporate Matching Gifts – You can increase the value of your gift -often up to

100 % - if you or your spouse works for a company with a matching gift program.

Please check with your human resources department for more information.

n Bequests – If you don’t have a will, you are leaving it up to the courts to decide

what happens to your assets. After first providing for your loved ones, you

can help to assure that CAMBA will be there for those who are facing poverty,

homelessness and other barriers to self sufficiency, for many years to come.

n IRA Transfers – If you own a traditional or a Roth IRA, and are age 70 ½ or

older, you can directly transfer up to $100,000 a year to CAMBA, without

having to pay taxes on the withdrawal. NOTE: This rule does not apply to

employer sponsored retirement plans.

n Memorial/Honorary Gifts – Remember or honor a friend or family member

by means of a gift to CAMBA. We will promptly notify the designated recipient

of the gift.

n Gifts of Appreciated Stock – If you own low-yielding stocks, mutual funds or

other securities that are worth more than you paid for them, you can contribute

them to CAMBA, get a tax deduction for the full current value, and avoid

the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the assets outright.

In effect, you are allowed to use the “paper profits” in the investment to

make a larger gift to CAMBA than you can make from current income. If you

wish to contribute securities that are worth less that your original purchase

price, it is best to sell them, take the loss, and then get a tax deduction for

contributing the cash proceeds to CAMBA.

n Other Planned Gifts – You can also donate various trusts, annuities and gifts

of significant non-cash assets, such as real estate to CAMBA.

n In-kind Contributions – CAMBA’s programs have continuing needs for gifts

of clothing in good condition, toys, books, furniture, and food to stock the

food pantry.

Please call CAMBA’s Development Director at 718-287-2600 ext.20265 to discuss

how you can make a contribution that is compatible with your current resources

and philanthropic objectives.

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Combined Statements of Activities

For the years ended August 31, 2010 and 2009


2010 2009



Restricted Total Total

Government grants $75,521,998 – $75,521,998 $66,336,480

Developer’s Fees 89,500 – 89,500 172,500


475,776 115,824 591,600 482,961

Program reimbursements

and fees 1,852,554 – 1,852,554 1,718,938

Interest and dividends 15,421 – 15,421 20,669

Rental income 99,740 – 99,740 32,216

Net realized and unrealized

(loss) gain on investments (70,033) – (70,033) (111,506)

Equity in investment in

limited partnership 15,000 – 15,000 –

Net assets released

from restrictions 24,917 (24,917) – –

Total Revenue $78,024,873* $90,907 $78,115,780* $68,652,258**


Program Services

2010 2009



Restricted Total Total

Housing Services

and Development 46,392,072 – 46,392,072 37,528,525

HIV/AIDS Services 5,452,068 – 5,452,068 5,162,308

Education and Youth

Development 10,623,318 – 10,623,318 10,289,940

Family Support Services 3,001,973 – 3,001,973 3,209,301

Legal Services 945,173 – 945,173 917,668

Economic Development 1,934,339 – 1,934,339 2,597,352

Total Program Services 68,348,943 – 68,348,943 59,705,094

Supporting Services







2006 2007* 2008** 2009** 2010*


Housing Services & Development

HIV/AIDS Services

Education & Youth Development

Family Support Services

Legal Services

Economic Development

Management and

General 8,981,829 – 8,981,829 8,127,203

Development 437,339 – 437,339 476,773

Total Supporting

Services 9,419,168 – 9,419,168 8,603,976

Total Expenses $77,768,111 – $77,768,111 $68,309,070

Net Assets

2010 2009



Restricted Total Total

Change in Net Assets 256,762 90,907 347,669 343,188

Beginning of Year 5,775,500 373,430 6,148,930 5,805,742

End of Year $6,032,262 $464,337 $6,496,599 $6,148,930

* The total revenues for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 are combined with affiliates.

** An additional affiliate, Songea Holding Company, was combined in the 2009 financial


* The total revenues for 2008, 2009 and 2010 are combined with affiliates.

statements and consequently the 2008 revenue was restated.

** An additional affiliate, Songea Holding Company, was combined in the 2009 financial statements and

consequently the 2008 comparative statements were restated in the 2009 financial statements.


where we are

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1720 Church Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226


2. Administrative Site

19, 23, 25, 27 Winthrop Street

Brooklyn, NY 11225


3. Administrative Site

884 Flatbush Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226


4. Administrative Site

885 Flatbush Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226

718-287-0010; 718-282-5575


5. The Grey House

2103 Kenmore Terrace

Brooklyn, NY 11226


6. Administrative Site

2211 Church Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226

718-282-0108; 718-826-3967

718-462-4244; 718-940-6311

7. EPU Linden

45 Hoyt Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201


8. EPU Dekalb

500 Dekalb Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11217


9. Atlantic House

Men’s Shelter

2402 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11233

718-385-8335; 718-385-8273

10. Broadway House

Women’s Shelter

1245 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11221


11. The Gathering Place

2402 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11233


12. Park Slope Women’s


1402 Eighth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215


13. Opportunity House

59-65 Prince Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201


14. Flagstone Family


196 Amboy Street

Brooklyn, NY 11212

718-342-5107 ext. 221

15. Caribbean Family


Neighborhood Cluster

521 Ocean Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226



16. Clermont (OCS)

65-67 Clermont Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11205


17. Lexington/Brooklyn

Family Residence (OCS)

106 Washington Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11205

718-522-1004; 646-529-8443

18. HomeBase

1117 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11213

718-756-0615; 718-756-0816


19. HomeBase

543 Bay Street

Staten Island, NY 10304

718-282-6473; 718-756-0849

20. Brooklyn Academy

Learning To Work/

Transfer School

832 Marcy Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11216


21. Erasmus Campus,

YABC/Learning To Work

911 Flatbush Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226


22. Liberation Diploma

Plus High School -

Learning To Work/

Transfer School

2865 West 19th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11224


23. Metropolitan

Diploma Plus HS-

Learning To Work/

Transfer School

985 Rockaway Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11212


24. PS 25/MS 534


787 Lafayette Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11216


25. IS 68 Students

Getting Organized

956 East 82nd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11236

718-629-4468; 347-351-6093

26. PS 92 Kids Unlimited/

Parkside Family Literacy


601 Parkside Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226


27. PS 139 Even Start/

CAMBA Creative Kids

330 Rugby Road

Brooklyn, NY 11226

718-469-4395; 718-693-3825


28. PS 170 CAMBA Kids


7109 6th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209


29. PS 249 CAMBA Kids


18 Marlborough Road

Brooklyn, NY 11226

347-581-4662; 718-282-8828

30. PS 269 Beacon

Center/ Kids World

1957 Nostrand Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11210


31. IS 271 Beacon Center

1137 Herkimer Street

Brooklyn, NY 11233


32. PS/IS 298 CAMBA

Young Achievers/

Saturday Academy

85 Watkins Street

Brooklyn, NY 11212


33. Achievement First

Crown Heights Charter

School/Kids Excel/ MS

587 Renaissance

790 East New York Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11203

718-773-3343 ext 376;

718-774-0762 x 11136

34. School for Democracy

& Leadership

600 Kingston Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11203

718-771-4865 ext 6

35. Community

Partnership Charter

School Kids Express

241 Emerson Place

Brooklyn, NY 11205

718-220-2067; 646-773-1495

36. Beginning w/Children

Charter School Kids


11 Bartlett Street

Brooklyn, NY 11206


37. Health Opportunities

High School -

Relationship Abuse

Prevention Program

350 Gerard Avenue

Bronx, NY 10451


38. South Shore HS

Relationship Abuse

Prevention Program

6565 Flatlands Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11236

718-968-4100 ext 4204

39. Automotive HS

Relationship Abuse

Prevention Program

50 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11222

718-218-9301 ext 3161

40. Urban Peace

Academy - Relationship

Abuse Prevention


2351 First Avenue

New York, NY 10035


41. John Bowne HS

Relationship Abuse

Prevention Program

6325 Main Street

Flushing, NY 11367

718-263-1919 ext 3473

42. August Martin HS

Relationship Abuse

Prevention Program

156-10 Baisley Blvd.

Jamaica, NY 11434

718-528-2920 ext 162

43. Graduate, Prepare,

Succeed (AIDP)

Expeditionary Learning

School for Community


2630 Benson Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11214


44. Graduate, Prepare,

Succeed (AIDP)

Brownsville Academy

High School

1150 East New York Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11212


45. Food Pantry/MIS

2241 Church Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226

718-282-3082, 718-282-2807

46. Prevention Services

2222 Church Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226

718-826-5623, 718-826-5624

47. Anna Gonzalez


880 Willoughby

Brooklyn, NY 11221


48. Morris Manor

1247 Flatbush Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11226


49. Myrtle Avenue


854 Myrtle Avenue

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50. Rugged Cross

12 Patchen Avenue

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1259 Flatbush Avenue

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52. NY/NY III Congregate

Rockaway Avenue

730 Rockaway Avenue

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31-39 Van Buren

Brooklyn, NY 11221


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