The new Girls Empowerment Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn on Monday, October 11, 2021 (309221)
Credit: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

The city is investing $120 million for the renovation of the Brownsville Multi-Service Center into a state-of-the-art girls’ empowerment center and community hub for east Brooklyn.

The current building, which will undergo a complete demolition in 2023, will transform the site into a home for science, technology, art, dance, and cultural programming for young girls across the borough.

The Brownsville Girls Empowerment Center will be modeled after the Lower East Side Girls Club of New York (LESGC). The City will partner with LESGC to support program implementation in the new site.

City officials will engage with the Brownsville community throughout the design-build process. Construction on the new site will begin in 2024