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BRC Forms The Horizons Society To Help Provide a Hand Up to Clients

Helping BRC's Workforce Development Training Program

Introducing: The Horizons Society of BRC

BRC is proud to announce the formation of The BRC Horizons Society. The society, created in January 2020, brings together individuals to support BRC’s continuing mission of helping unsheltered individuals in New York City.

The society focuses their efforts on supporting BRC’s Horizons Workforce Development Program.

BRC Horizons Workforce Development program helps residents of BRC’s shelters overcome obstacles to employment so they can be effective job seekers and valued employees, enabling them to find and maintain lasting self-sufficiency and stability through employment.

Nearly three-quarters of Horizons clients face one or more challenges relating to a limited education, history of criminal justice involvement, mental health and/or substance abuse disorder, or chronic medical conditions.

Through group workshops, individual counseling and ongoing job retention support, Horizons instills homeless men and women with the tools to find and keep a job today and in the future.

The Inaugural Members of the BRC Horizons Society Include:

  • David Berg – Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Lisa Kail - Director, University Partners/NYU Combined Campaign
  • Jai Lakhanpal – Director of Strategic Planning & Corporate Development, Center for Vascular Medicine
  • Chris Sauer – Retired, BRC Volunteer
  • Joanne Wong – Executive Director, ABN AMRO

All of the inaugural society members have been involved with BRC over the years as volunteers, donors, members of our Leadership Council, and attendees at our annual galas. We are very excited about their desire to provide opportunity to those reclaiming their lives from homelessness.  Please join us in welcoming them as champions of BRC.

If you are interested in learning more about the Horizons Society, please email

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From the Desk of Muzzy

Rather than create wealth for private developers, could we use the same shelter contract to create housing for low-income people?

Muzzy Rosenblatt,
CEO & President