The Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a community organizing group based in Bed-Stuy. The BMC brings together residents of Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights to identify issues of importance to them, build power and improve conditions in their community.


Become a Member!

Membership allows everyone to share in the organization’s burdens and responsibilities, as well as its rewards. This is YOUR organization. This is YOUR movement. Invest in it.

Latest News

BMC sends out newsletters once a month with developments, updates, and events to keep our community in the loop! Read issues here.

BMC Swag

Take Central Brooklyn with you everywhere you go! Buy a Bed-Stuy T-Shirt or a Crown Heights Tote Bag today. Shop here.

Meetings & Events

Interested in BMC and wanna find out what we do? Come to one of our working group meetings, new member orientations, or special events. RSVP here!


We’re looking to raise $50,000 this year. Not from grants, not from black tie events, but from YOU. Today.

"I Ride with BMC"

  • BMC deals with intersectionality. We’re not just focusing on one issue, we’re focusing on our community in its totality. And we’re proud to be identified as a black organization, led by people of color.

    Maurice Mitchell

    Maurice Mitchell, BMC Member
  • I head our outreach and membership committee for the food cooperative that will open in Central Brooklyn in 2016. I believe communities of color can eat healthier, more affordably and more sustainably if we all share in the ownership and running of our own food system.


    Shatia Strother, BMC Member
  • Being a member of BMC has made my life more fulfilling because I’ve been able to become an active agent of change for our neighborhoods, while also learning from some really great community organizers.

    Deshana Cabasan-Hunte

    Deshana Cabasan, BMC Member
  • The friendships and community I've built here are everything to me, because, at BMC, 'civic engagement' is real. I've helped design an online voter guide, organize candidate debates, and introduce ways for residents to determine the city budget.

    James Subudhi, BMC Member
  • I have been living in Central Brooklyn for over a decade, and I just joined the BMC because I’ve wanted to be more thoughtful about my role in my community.

    Joby Thoyalil

    Joby Thoyalil, BMC Member
  • In BMC's education work we are trying to improve the relationship between schools and the community. I have four young children in Bed-Stuy's public schools, and my hope is to see increased communication, knowledge, and parent participation within District 16.

    Felicia Alexander, BMC Member
  • As an elder in this community I’m very proud to be a member of BMC. Here I get to work towards bringing a food co-op to Central Brooklyn that will give our families access to the affordable, fresh foods we need.

    Cheryl Griffin

    Cheryl Griffin, BMC Member
  • I have been looking to work in a grassroots, community organizing space and I found that in BMC. With my neighbors, I’ll be creating a more just community for us to live in.

    Janel Quarless

    Janel Quarless, BMC Member
  • I have lived in Crown Heights for 30 years now, and BMC makes me feel more optimistic about the future of Central Brooklyn. I love knowing that there are people working on some of the hardest questions in my neighborhood.

    Errol Louis1

    Errol Louis, BMC Member
  • Being a member of BMC has really made me feel more powerful! For the first time I feel like I can do community building and social justice work right here, where I live.

    Ogonnaya Dotson-Newman

    Ogonnaya Dotson-Newman, BMC Member
  • Being a member of BMC has made me more informed about what’s going on it my neighborhood and it’s encouraged me to be engaged in making a change in this community.

    Erika Lindsay

    Erika Lindsey, BMC Member
  • Through the Anti-Street Harassment campaign, I’m working to create the kind of community I believe we all want to live in: a place where 'good morning' is a simple greeting between neighbors, not a come-on.

    Kristen Maye, BMC Member
  • What fulfills me most about being part of the BMC community is my ability to be plugged into many different issue areas, in a way that I couldn’t be, if it were just me.

    Fernando Lorence

    Fernando Lorence, BMC Member