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Building Community. Growing Leaders.


Cypress Hills, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, is a community of 75,000.  We are a racially and ethnically diverse neighborhood with thriving immigrant populations from the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador, Mexico and Bangladesh.  Our services and programming are available to all community residents and strengthen the neighborhood through empowering its residents to act as leaders and determine the future of their community.  The majority of our board members currently live or work in the neighborhood, and residents are continually involved in designing and refining our work.

Local residents and merchants founded Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) in 1983.  Cypress Hills had undergone a period of rapid neighborhood change, systemic disinvestment by city government and banks, the flight of long-time residents and the loss of local businesses that devastated the Fulton Street commercial strip.  Together, these community members sought to revitalize and improve Cypress Hills through community development.  Over the decades, our organization has gone from a one-program organization with an annual budget of $35,000 to one with six program divisions serving 10,000 people a year, with a budget of over $14 million.

Our Neighborhood, Our Community
About our Local Development Corporation
Our Mission

With community residents leading the way, the mission of CHLDC is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills and East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.

Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation

CHCCC is a subsidiary non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing the availability to quality, affordable child care while simultaneously creating employment opportunities for women in our community. Learn more via their website here.

Learn More

CHLDC is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
TDD/TTY #: 1 (800) 662-1220

If you’re looking for a particular service, but don’t know the name of the program, head to the “How Can We Help You?” form so a program staff member can contact you directly.

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