Happy Women’s History Month!
Meet Dr. Georgianna Glose, founder of Fort Greene SNAP, a non-profit organization that has been in existence for 20 years on Myrtle Avenue.
As the visionary executive director of Fort Greene Strategic Neighborhood Partnership, or SNAP, Dr. Glose has been at the helm since its founding in 1996. The mission of Fort Greene SNAP is to help residents of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and surrounding communities understand and learn the tools that can help them take control of their lives and make positive decisions that lead to a fuller quality of life. To this end, SNAP offers a variety of programs aimed at just that, from its open computer lab, grandparents support program, work to push for improvements in local public schools, NYCHA and at the Auburn Shelter, and work around economic development issues (which helped to create MARP!). A nun of the Dominican order, Dr. Glose has a long tenure as an activist on issues at the church level as well as in the broader community.
The Center for an Urban Future recently released a report on women entrepreneurs which states that in NYC, 21% of all businesses with paid employees are women-owned. On Myrtle Avenue, we’re proud that women have a strong and growing presence, with almost 30% of our businesses being women-owned! This month we will be highlighting a just a few women that have been making an impact on Myrtle Avenue for many years. Check in here or on Facebook & Instagram to learn more about them.
Fort Greene SNAP, 324 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Park & Carlton Ave, (718) 694 6957