First Book read to Children

PS 705, Brooklyn December 11, 2014

Mason Plumlee and Jerome Jordan in conjunction with First Book read to children at PS 705 during
their school’s pajama party. The players
encouraged the children to reading and how it
should be a priority in their lives.

Black History Month - MoCADA

Fort Greene, Brooklyn February 5, 2014

Brooklyn Nets sponsored a trip for 20 youngsters, ages 13-16, from Highland Park Community Development to study African art at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). Students were introduced to African art, as well as the techniques and principles of contemporary African design.

Take A Player to School

Crown Heights, Brooklyn January 28, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets visited P.S. 241 in Crown Heights as part of the Take a Player to School Sweepstakes presented by The Children’s Place. Mason Plumlee led a basketball clinic while Siobhan and Amanda of the Brooklynettes led a dance clinic for the lucky students.

Community Week 2013- Education

Bedford-Stuyvesant - October 9, 2013

Children worked with members of the Nets organization to design their own leaf to put on a goal tree. One side of the child’s leaf represents their goals, which they placed on a tree trunk outlined on their classroom wall. The children can update their leaf by turning it over as goals are met or the seasons change.

Back to School

Ingersoll Community Center, Brooklyn - September 27, 2013

Brooklyn Net Mason Plumlee, CEO Brett Yormark, and hundreds of young people and their families celebrated the seventh annual “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” by walking from the Ingersoll Community Center to Middle School 265. 500 children received book bags and school supplies on behalf of the Nets Foundation.

Career Day

P.S. 290 - March 22, 2013

Brooklyn Nets representatives spent the day at P.S. 290 in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn to expose the student body to various future career paths. The reps brought numerous handouts for the children to take home.

Black Fives Event

Barclays Center - February 4, 2013

Brooklyn Nets guard C.J. Watson met with 30 4th and 5th grade students from P.S. 282 in Park Slope to honor the legacy of Brooklyn’s African-American basketball history through the installation of six large-scale photographs of the Black Fives, the early-twentieth century African-American basketball league, in the Barclays Center's main concourse.

Black History Month

Barclays Center - February, 2013

Every February the Brooklyn Nets celebrate Black History Month by honoring individuals at home games with the "Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things" award. This year the honorees were Pamela Green, Danny Jacobs, Black Fives, Sheryl Nash-Chisholm, Rochelle Ballantyne, Rachel Robinson and Steve St. Bernard.

Post Game Stanford Meet and Greet

Barclays Center - January 11, 2013

After the Nets/Suns game Irina Pavlova and Brook Lopez held a meet a greet with Stanford University Alumni. At the event Irina spoke to the alum about her personal experiences in college and her career. Brook signed autographs for all those in attendance.

Brooklyn Nets Community Week

Brooklyn Public Library Readings - May 1, 2012

On day two of Community Week, Bobby Marks, Nets assistant GM along with Nets employees went to 22 Brooklyn Public Library branches for a day of reading. Each participant received a copy of the book Briana Goes Green and a Nets t-shirt.

Back 2 School

Fort Greene, Brooklyn - September 20, 2012

The Brooklyn Nets teamed up with New York City Department of Education and P.S. 67 for "Dads Take Your Child to School" Day. Nets players Deron Williams, Jerry Stackhouse and Keith Bogans were on hand to greet the families and go over the importance of a father figure in their children's lives. William's foundation, Point of Hope, donated 300 book bags full of school supplies for all the students.