BWI's offices are currently closed, please call or email prior to planning a visit.
BWI remains hard at work supporting our graduates and trainees through these unprecedented times. Please consider contributing to these efforts by donating directly to our COVID-19 relief fund.


501 Union in Brooklyn, NY
(Union St, between Bond & Nevins)

BWI’s Gala is postponed indefinitely.
BWI is postponing our 20th Anniversary Gala, previously scheduled for June 11. This remains a milestone year in BWI’s fight against poverty, and it is is still worth celebrating. We plan to do just that while protecting the health of all our attendees, honorees, and staff.


We will be back in touch in the coming weeks with a new plan to keep you connected with BWI’s relief and recovery work, the stories of our inspiring graduates, and some of our partners and supporters that are making it possible.


If you’ve already purchased tickets and wish to request a refund, please reach out to Shawn Hegele at


Although we can’t gather with you in person this spring, our teams remain hard at work supporting our most vulnerable graduates and trainees, who are facing unprecedented challenges. You can support that work by giving directly to our COVID-19 relief fund.


Thank you, as always, for being a part of BWI’s mission. We’re going to get through this together – and when we do, we’ll have that much more to celebrate.


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Please consider becoming a sponsor (PDF) for BWI’s 20th Anniversary Gala. This is an opportunity to be recognized for your commitment to fighting poverty. Each sponsorship directly supports BWI as we empower the city’s most vulnerable communities by creating new possibilities for career success.

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  • 501 Union
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