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Welcome to UPROSE!


Founded in 1966, by Puerto Rican activists and proud to be known as Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community based organization- UPROSE has become a grass roots , multi-ethnic, intergenerational community-based organization dedicated to developing indigenous leadership dedicated to environmental and social justice.


UPROSE works  to ensure meaningful community engagement, facilitates participatory community planning practices, and promotes sustainable development with justice and governmental accountability. Our efforts encompass the variety of  campaigns that address the environmental, climate and health challenges faced by frontline communities living in the midst of the disparate siting of environmental burdens.


Uprose is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization. Please consider making a donation to enable us to continue to provide critical resources to the communities we serve.