About Us


Live Here, Learn Here is a diverse network of Central Brooklyn residents committed to the idea that strong schools are the heart of a strong community. We support and promote the public schools in Brooklyn’s District 17, which comprises Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Prospect Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. When residents, community groups and businesses invest in local schools, the children and families in our community thrive. 

We work collectively with school and district leadership to enhance the connection between schools and community resources of all kinds, support school-based parent groups in their fundraising efforts, raise additional money for schools, encourage conversation and community building centered around our schools, and add our voices to the fight for equity and social justice in the New York City educational system.

We welcome everyone who is committed to the success of our local schools.


Live Here, Learn Here is committed to transparent, member-driven leadership. The organization is in the process of applying for 501(c)3 non-profit status with pro bono assistance from Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP.

Core Committee

Alisha Finlay
Amanda Brokaw
Janet Paskin
Jennifer Friedman
Johane Bryant
Kelly Bare
Lexi Brandfon
Monique Nieves
Nicole McDuffie
Pamela Harmon
Rachel Aimee

Contact Us

Email: liveherelearnhered17@gmail.com
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