Brooklyn Council of Social Planning

New York

Organized in 1933, the Brooklyn Council for Social Planning (BCSP) was founded by local social workers and representatives of civic organizations to fill the gap in the community’s need for social services. They pioneered the utilization of a data-driven approach to drive the deployment of services in a pre-digital era. The organization was forced to close when its primary benefactor, the Welfare and Health Council of New York City, cut funding to borough-wide service providers in 1956.