APEx Sites and Opportunities

These are a few of the School of Public Health’s community partners with ongoing APEx sites. Please use this link for more information on these, and other, APEx opportunities.


KAVI (Kings Against Violence Initiative)

KAVI's work is grounded in the belief that young people are our greatest hope for a more just and peaceful world. When we partner with our communities to invest in our youth, we understand their challenges and can work to change the course of historical inequities, tackling critical social issues such as different forms of violence. Only when ALL youth are treated with compassion and given opportunities to thrive, can we ensure that all communities are vibrant and successful.

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Brooklyn Perinatal Network (BPN)

Program Information: BPN seeks to prevent the total disruption of social and health services for the more than 300 families living in NYCHA housing who are served annually by our network partner, Ft. Greene SNAP (Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership) whose volunteer Executive Director died due to COVID-19 in late March. The transition to the Pathways service model is aiming for a modern, high level service delivery model for coordinating access to social and medical resources for clients to mitigate risks for poor health.

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Department of OBGYN, Division of Health Equity at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

The experience will involve working with SUNY Downstate OBGYN Division of Health Equity on a variety of research projects including developing large-scale databases, focusing on Sociodemographic analysis of Obstetrical outcomes, as well as running statistical analyses or working with them in their community engagement and advocacy initiatives.

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Live Light Live Right

Childhood obesity is an epidemic in America. But it is a crisis in Central Brooklyn. Live Light Live Right (LLLR), a non-profit organization, has been providing comprehensive care at little or no cost to the families we serve for over 13 years. Our team of skilled caring professionals has partnered with community organizations to reverse this devastating trend. We provide personalized and effective care to save lives and inspire communities with a 4-part replicable model that includes medical evaluation, family nutritional counseling, fun and safe supervised exercise, and individualized treatment. 

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Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health utilizes a model of community health empowerment and engagement to promote health equity and social justice through strategic partnerships, innovative community-based health promotion & research programs, and the preparation of a more diverse and inclusive workforce of health professionals.

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Brownsville Community Culinary Center

The Brownsville Community Culinary Center provides free, world-class culinary vocational training to Brownsville residents through our culinary training program. We work with our numerous site partners to offer a safe, comfortable space where neighbors can access fresh, healthy, affordable, culturally relevant foods, prepared by training program participants apprenticing alongside industry professionals. The BCCC is available to community groups seeking to organize and address issues affecting the neighborhood, and to celebrate, relax, learn, train and enjoy each other’s company.

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