Comprehensive and Multilingual Directory of Brooklyn Services

By meeting with community residents and block association leaders under community board 5 in Brooklyn, Ivan’s Blueprint created a comprehensive and multilingual directory of free and affordable services for community residents. These services ranged from reentry services for those incarcerated to services for senior citizens. His hope was to translate this document into Bengali and Spanish and place copies of the directory in frequently visited businesses and nonprofits throughout Cypress Hills and East New York. While serving as policy intern for State Senator Gustavo Rivera he worked to create policies that would address some of the structural and practices of the services not being provided to residents of his community.