About us

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Reach imagines being able to transform the marginalized Brooklyn communities surrounding the REACH Center.

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core values

Our model is built on the four core values of Reclamation, Restoration, Reconnection, and Renewal. These values are at the heart of our organization and serve as the foundation for all of our work.


Providing opportunities and programs that help participants reclaim their lives from the impacts and consequences of injustice, oppression, and exploitation by equipping them with skills, knowledge, and experiences.


Restoration results from a commitment to reclamation. It is a progressive process of breaking down of walls of systemic and personal oppression and injustices, growth and healing from areas of previous captivity.


Through all programs, creating for all constituents the opportunity to develop productive, healthy, and meaningful relationships that lead them to deeper growth, wholeness, and the pursuit healthy connections.


Renewal is a continual individual growth process obtained through a commitment to continued reclamation, restoration, and reconnection. A life of renewal builds the intentional pursuit of new areas of reclamation.

Our Vision

By providing learning opportunities, REACH envisions the development of healthy neighborhoods, families, and individuals that are able to flourish. We seek to promote just relationships and advocate for social justice.

Our mission

REACH is a community-based organization based in Park Slope, aimed at providing spaces to empower families as lifelong learners who together learn, live, and love seeking just and peaceful neighborhoods.

Our Team

With the generous support of our community, our team supports families and children through community programs and partnership. We envision flourishing families and neighbors equipped to meet their full potential.

Maribel Morales

Co-founder & Executive Director

Linda Siconolfi-Baez

Vice President & Director of Finance

Dr. Juan Carlos Morales

Co-founder & President

Merari Lee Hernandez

Communication Director

Sinay Coskun Gokalp

Public Information Specialist

Our community

In collaboration with our Church, and with the continuous support from Hope For New York,  we are devoted to providing quality education, resources, and support for children and their families.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead