U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries delivers more than $1M in funding for new schoolyard, science facilities at Brooklyn public schools


Brooklyn Congress Member and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries took some time out of his busy schedule in Washington this week to visit two Brownsville schools with good news —  and hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for new programs and infrastructure.

In the busy schoolyard at P.S. 298 the Dr. Betty Shabazz School/Brownsville Collaborative Middle School on Monday afternoon, Jeffries announced he had secured a whopping $607,150 in federal funding to renovate the school’s weathered play yard with a new track, basketball courts, and an athletic field.